Thursday, July 16, 2009
Here We Go
Well, Karsie seems to be ready to go. Our doctor has been ordering pretty heavy drugs to stop contractions and while they have slowed down a bit, they have definitely not stopped. He came in on his rounds and told us that Karsie is trying to tell us that she's ready. With the heavy dose of drugs Michelle is getting there should not be many contractions if at all, but Michelle is still regularly having them. So here's the plan:
They will continue to monitor Michelle throughout the night. The doctor will come in tomorrow to evaluate. If she continues contracting, they will deliver Karsie tomorrow. He said he is pretty sure that will be the case. The other good part about doing this tomorrow is that we have a higher likelyhood of having our surgeon whereas if they wait and she comes during the weekend, the rush is much worse than having a planned date with planned teams ready to go.
Therefore, unless something drastic happens tonight, we will have a daughter tomorrow. There's still a real outside shot that Michelle stops contracting and they push it a bit, but until that happens, we're making our plans now. Thank you all for the continuous prayers sent our way. It got us to about 35 weeks! Now comes the scarier part! Please continue to pray for good outcomes and recoveries during surgery and everything else. We are being spoiled already, but that's what we do with prayer.
Finally, this will most likely be the last big information blog for a while. Michelle will be recovering from surgery and Kevin will be following Karsie around until after surgery. Kevin will have his blackberry with him, so we will be posting (hopefully) many shorter status updates right here as things unfold. Much like twitter, but much better since it's a play-by-play birth. Obviously Kevin can't do his fatherly duties while typing on the blackberry, so whenever the blackberry gets in the way of that, you may have to wait. We will do our best to keep you up to date.
A special note to the love of my life - I have been so blessed to be your partner for 6 wonderful years. I continue to be amazed at how much of a wonderful woman and a mother you have been are are now. As we spend our last night together as a couple without children, I want to let you know how much I love you. I know we are going to be great parents because of how great we are together. I cannot wait to meet our little Karsie and start a new adventure with you. You always have been and always will be the love of my life. -Kevin