April 04, 2006

Some good news: let the countdown begin

The results of the amnio are back and the baby's lungs are mature. That means, that as of about an hour ago, they gave my wife Cervidil. The labor induction has begun. I will join her tomorrow morning and, assuming everything goes smoothly, we will have a new baby tomorrow evening and the Viking Bride will be all better.

Thank you all, so very much, for your kind thoughts and your prayers and your emails. I have not been able to respond to them all (uh, any of them, actually) but I have read them and they helped.

Meanwhile, I leave you with the instructions the Boy Child (aged 3) told me to communicate to the doctor:

Pappa, tomorrow you go hopsbital, you see doctor, you say: "mamma ready come home now, she come home now", ok?
Posted by Random Penseur at April 4, 2006 07:51 PM | TrackBack

Oh, thank you for keeping us abreast.

Bless her, you, the baby, and your lovely family.

Prayers and good thoughts are still with you all.

; )

Posted by: Christina at April 4, 2006 08:03 PM

Excellent news!

Posted by: nic at April 4, 2006 08:07 PM

Oh that IS good news.

I'll keep praying until you say stop, though. Deal?


Posted by: Margi at April 4, 2006 08:43 PM

Oh, gracious! That's wonderful news! Keeping the fingers and toes crossed.

Go to bed, by the way. You're going to be sleep deprived soon.

Posted by: Kathy at April 4, 2006 09:35 PM

AWESOME!!! Really happy for all of you!!!!

Posted by: Mark at April 4, 2006 09:35 PM

Woo Hoo!!!! Yay for lung maturity! Mazel tov, my friend.

Posted by: Linda at April 4, 2006 09:58 PM

Great news.

We'll keep praying, try to get some sleep.
Not that you'll do it, but that's what everybody told me, so I figured it's good advice.

Posted by: phin at April 4, 2006 10:15 PM

Are prayers have been with your family and in a special communion confessional today. We will continue those prayers for you and the family…

Yours in Christ…

Posted by: Edd at April 4, 2006 10:25 PM

Oh!! I'm so happy for you and relieved!

that is great news :)

I mean, of course *we* all knew it was going to be okay! ;)

Posted by: Zya at April 5, 2006 02:37 AM

Yay! We will all continue to send good karma and lots of prayers your way RP. Looking forward to hear continuing good news.

Sneak in some rest too....

Posted by: Wicked H at April 5, 2006 06:45 AM

We're thinking of y'all! DOn't hesitate to let us know if there's anything you need!

Posted by: Mandalei at April 5, 2006 06:56 AM

oh, bless -- that's wonderful news! i'm still praying for and thinking of you and your family. hope all goes well in the final segment of the journey..

Posted by: amelie at April 5, 2006 07:49 AM

That's great news! Best wishes and hopes that all goes well and smoothly. I can't wait to hear if this little one is another Boy Child or Girl Child.

Posted by: Jordana at April 5, 2006 10:26 AM

I'm very happy to hear it!

I know you're not out of the water yet, but it's close now and the outlook is much better than a couple of days ago.

Good luck, and God bless

Posted by: Oorgo at April 5, 2006 10:47 AM

My wife's birthday (40th this year!) is/was on April 4. Looks like your newest just missed being her "twin."

Best wishes for a safe delivery.

Posted by: JohnL at April 5, 2006 10:57 AM

Best news of today. And let us know as soon as you have a second for that. I wish you all to be healthy and happy.

Posted by: Jurate at April 5, 2006 02:25 PM

Great! I'll keep the positive thoughts flowing and look forward to a baby announcement.

Posted by: Jocelyn at April 5, 2006 03:40 PM

OMG! The baby's coming early! How did I miss out on this!? Wow, I thought I was here just the other day! RP! My thoughts are with you and Viking Bride!

I know you're busy but I can't wait until you update! :-) {{{hugs to all of you}}}


Posted by: Amber at April 5, 2006 03:47 PM

Fabulous news! I can't wait to hear that all is well and ten new fingers and ten new toes have joined the RP family!

Posted by: caltechgirl at April 5, 2006 05:14 PM

And? Well? I mean, what...are you TOO BUSY FOR US?

Waiting with baited breath, for the best of all possible news.es.


Posted by: Jennifer at April 5, 2006 05:23 PM

Sounds like the Boy Child has the right idea. Many prayers headed your way.

Posted by: oddybobo at April 5, 2006 05:24 PM
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