Sunday, May 25, 2008

about 70 days to go... we hope.

This is Jared, and I just wanted to write a little update post. Katrina and I had an unexpected wake up call last night, though right now everything looks like it is going to be fine. Katrina was bleeding a bit yesterday, and so we decided to go in to the hospital and have it looked at. We were quite surprised when we found out that Katrina is already 2 cm dilated! In fact, for a bit there it looked like Asher might make an appearance then and there... Katrina was having contractions that were mild but only 3 minutes apart, and was 50% effaced. Those have now stopped, but the doctors are keeping her in the hospital through tomorrow. They have given her steroids to help Asher just in case, but the people we talked to seemed confident that things are going to be fine, and that we hopefully still have close to two months left before Asher arrives.

It doesn't take much out of the ordinary to make one evaluate our lives and appreciate what we have. It was so hard for me to see Katrina uncomfortable, though she did a great job. So we are going to be really careful for the rest of the pregnancy. For my part, I am going to hurry up and get the work done that I need to for summer projects! We appreciate your thoughts and prayers, and I am sure Katrina will post about this when she comes home.


  1. I'm glad to hear everything is better/OK. I tried calling the hospital, but they didn't have your name registered, so... Katrina, call me when you get a chance or let me know if there's anything we can do.

  2. Kat, finishing your job a bit earlier than you'd planned may really be a blessing.

    Praying for you guys--take care and take it easy.

  3. Oh my gosh, I'm glad he's staying put!:) I hope all continues to go well and that he's a good boy and stays where he is supposed to for the next two months! Keep us updated!

  4. Dear friend, I hope that you and little Asher will be just fine. Hang in there!

  5. All 3 of you are in my thoughts and prayers for sure. Let's hope baby Asher realizes what a great home he has in your belly and stays put for awhile longer. Looks like the crummy job news was a blessing in disguise.