Wednesday, July 26, 2006

Coming Soon to a Hospital Near You!



Rachel went to the obstetrician yesterday and found out that she is 1.5 cm dilated and her cervix is pretty much completely efaced.

In other words, we'll probably have a new baby out here with us in the next few days. I'm really looking forward to it. A brand new baby is very exciting and exhausting. As something of a veteran, I can tell you that babies cry, a lot. They cry when they are hungry, when they're dirty, when they have gas, when they can't communicate (i.e. all the time), and even when there seems to be no reason in the world to cry.

But, there's something about them that just makes you want to protect and love them. Most would say it's the Greek love storge, but I think it's the knowledge that that innocent, perfect being is straight from God with a pure, beautiful spirit and soul. I'm looking forward to holding this new creation. Please pray for us and him. Noah is about to ride out the deluge.

11 comments:

Diana said...

That's great, Josh. Definatley keep us posted! You're all in my prayers.

Speaking of babies, my first prenatal visit was Monday and everything looks good. The first ultrasound is next friday.

bigsip said...

Woohoo!

Thanks for the prayers, Di. The first ultrasound is pretty exciting. Enjoy every moment.

Rachel said...

Ride out the deluge? That's not a pretty mental image. ;)

bigsip said...

Still waiting...

Jamison said...

CRAP! WHEN IS THIS GONNA HAPPEN???
I told my wife I was gonna call you last night to ask how things were and she said "When it happens they will tell you, relax!"

bigsip said...

Babies are on their own schedule. Even the doctor doesn't know when he's coming. Only God knows.

Sorry to get everyone worked up. We just keep seeing the signs of imminent birth and try to keep everyone apprised of the situation.

But, he'll be here soon, no doubt.

I think you're more anxious than me, though! Warms my heart :).

Rachel said...

I have an appointment this afternoon; will let you all know if I find out anything new... Trust me, it's driving me crazier than it is you!

Rachel said...

Ok, so here's what I know...

Toss the dice, folks, cause that's as good a guess as any when this kid is coming. Could be in 5 minutes, could be as late as Aug 18th, his due date.

For those who aren't grossed-out by this kind of info, I am 2cm dilated. We were mistaken before in thinking I was effaced; apparently your cervix can be "very soft" but not effaced at all. Effacement (at least for me according to the doc) will be the last thing to happen, during labor itself. The baby's head is still very low and will remain so until birth. (And hence I will be waddling till then too)

Lots of signs he's coming soon, but no guarantees.

tnmommieof2 said...

that's great rach...unfortunately i never had the excitement of "waiting for nature to take its course." isaac was 6 weeks early and they induced me with caleb.
but i always kinda wanted to be waiting for the moment...seems like it would be frustrating, but
at the same time, exciting...

mullinz8 said...

You two are enjoying a luxury that Jules and I didn’t get. 6 weeks early and 4 weeks early and induced respectively. I’m excited for you guys!

Those little boogers are a unique gift for sure.

“Ride out the deluge?” Geez, what an image. I still like “going through the Play Doe Fun Factory of life.”

bigsip said...

How about, "Doing the Being John Malcovich Flop"?

Yeah, we're excited and impatient. But, it'll happen when it's supposed to.

Glad you're back! Tell us all about the trip!!!!