Tuesday, May 13, 2008

T Minus Jack's Arrival

Today, Erika had her doctor's appointment. We always wait with bated breath for the phone to ring an hour after appointment time. Today's news alarmed both her parents. She was on her way to the hospital, driving herself, poor baby. Although she has not made any progress from two weeks ago as she is still only dilated to 1 cm, her blood pressure was elevated and her doctor wanted to have some tests. There was a chance that she would induce labor tonight if her blood pressure didn't return to normal ranges. Now here we are, 100 miles from no where and trying desperately not to go crazy. We arrived in Jordan, Minnesota at the friendly KOA and I immediately begin the search for airline flights. The cell phone rings and it's our baby girl, telling us she is driving home, blood pressure was normal and protein levels are fine. Alas, she won't be holding her baby boy in her arms tomorrow after all.
No baby boy dumpling just yet!

1 comment:

Debra (a/k/a Doris, Mimi) said...

The anticipation of your 1st grandchild is 10x worse than your own first born. I was 900 miles away from Jamie throughout the pregnancy and delivery of her firstborn, Ayden. When Ayden's baby brother arrived, Jamie and her family were living only 8 miles away from us. The anticipation and nervousness is the same for the 2nd as it is for their first. I am just as excited, maybe even a little more, about the birth of their third. I know this will be their last child and I want to enjoy the experience all the way. Please keep us posted, Deb. I feel the anticipation with you!