05/21/07 5:00 a.m.
Well, it's 5 a.m. and we've been here for about 2 hours. My mom and sister are here with me and Josh will be arriving around 8:30 or 9:00 this morning. His nurse tech is coming early to get him ready and then he will be coming. Before I left, we had a chance to talk for a few minutes while I was turning him. He is so excited and extremely nervous at the same time. He wants to be able to hold Ephram and feel capable of holding him without dropping him etc.
I am yet to get the drugs to start labor. When we showed up today, we found out that I had dilated further and having quite a few contractions. At this point, we are just hanging out, playing solitaire, surfing the internet and generally just getting excited!
The nurse has been wonderful so far and we have a nice sized room that Josh will be able to get around in. They also have reserved a room next door if Josh needs to lay down and also have access to a lift to get him in and out of bed if need be. They have been nothing but helpful so far. One of the girls from church is a nurse on the labor and delivery floor and got us all hooked up! We are so thankful! The nurse on staff right now also got us a large room on the postpartum floor so that we all have room- especially Josh in his chair!
Yesterday was a pretty good day for Josh. We did find another tiny blister on his other heal which was very disheartening. We are unsure how he is getting them and are now watching his feet like hawks. He stayed up way too late on Saturday night so he was pretty tired on Sunday. He fell asleep with his head on the kitchen counter and I finally convinced him to get into bed. He took a nap for 2 and a half hours and woke up feeling much better. We then spent quite a while working on taking notes for his sermon. He taught in church, and knew what he would be teaching on but cannot take notes for himself. So, together, we surfed all over the internet for specific information, Bible verses and other things he needed to see. I am seeing a different side to this job of being a pastor!
I skipped church last night and ran errand picking up Josh's and Noah's meds and getting some supplies that we would be needing in the next few days. I then came home and took a bath, washed my hair and took my time getting ready for today! We are so excited for the arrival of our little buddy. Please be praying for us today and for little Ephram as he makes his grand entrance!
-Safe delivery for Ephram
-Stability as things are about to change even MORE!