March 31, 2006

An Adjournment, that's what we need

These are useful things, adjournments. Its what a lawyer says when he needs to reschedule. Its what I just did at the Appellate Division, First Department, for my appellate argument previously calendered for next Friday. You see, the Viking Bride is being admitted to the hospital today for preeclampsia (follow the link if you want to know more). I am more or less beside myself with worry and writing this to distract myself and use up some time until the next train leaves to take me back out to Connecticut so I can be with her at the hospital. They are going to keep her over night, at minimum.

The baby is fine but, who can say, may decide or the doctors may decide that he or she will be coming out soon. Sooner than expected by a lot. It goes without saying, I suppose, that we are so far from ready for this baby to be born. We still need to locate and wash all the old baby clothes and put the cradle together. This will happen (meaning, I will do it) while everyone else sleeps, I bet. An adjournment of the birth would be helpful, but even with a stipulation with all parties consenting, I don't know which judge or clerk to present such a request to.

Yes, indeed. Life is happening while we fiddled and made other plans.

Ok, off to the train and to join my wife at the hospital.

Posted by Random Penseur at March 31, 2006 01:11 PM | TrackBack

RP, I hope all goes well at the hospital. Thinking of you,

Posted by: Angie at March 31, 2006 01:39 PM

You and yours will be in my thoughts. Hang in there. I have every faith all will be well.

Posted by: Jennifer at March 31, 2006 02:14 PM

Holy Crap. I have never heard of that before.. I hope and pray everything works out for you and the family RP.

Posted by: Dr pants at March 31, 2006 03:12 PM

Hi RP, just checked in after a break, and am wishing all the best for everyone. Let us know if you need anything over the weekend, up to and including baby clothes detergent.

--m & b

Posted by: Mandalei at March 31, 2006 03:18 PM

My thoughts are with you and your family.

Posted by: Nic at March 31, 2006 04:47 PM

All my hopes and prayers for Viking Bride and UC (unborn child). My sister had something similar to that, Toxemia, and although it made her very uncomfortable she made it through ok.

Posted by: Oorgo at March 31, 2006 06:36 PM

Fingers and toes crossed. x

Posted by: Mia at March 31, 2006 08:30 PM

Thanks for all the kind words of support and good thoughts. I just came back from the hospital and, hopefully, it will all be ok. I suppose we'll know more tomorrow.

Posted by: Random Penseur at March 31, 2006 09:49 PM

Oh RP! I'll be thinking of you and all your family...

Posted by: Zya at April 1, 2006 09:06 AM

RP, sending good thoughts your way. Prayers too.

It's times like these when we want to offer help but this is our only method.

Hugz to the RP family.

Posted by: Wicked H at April 1, 2006 11:19 AM

Dear RP,

Twenty-some years ago when physicians were less adapt at dealing with toxemia, my cousin gave birth to a tiny little girl who is today a financial consultant with a caring boyfriend and a bright future.

I believe in the power of positive thought and will direct my best vibes to Viking Bride and your sweet family.

And, fire the friggin’ nanny; has she no heart???

Posted by: Naomi Gerbarg at April 1, 2006 05:09 PM
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