Wednesday, May 7, 2008

The Time has Come

I am thinking of that old "I Love Lucy" episode when Lucy goes into labor and Ricky keeps saying in his loud Cuban accent, "The time has come!" The time has come for us, too- Eli is going to be born tomorrow (Thursday)!

I went to the doctor today for more tests, and, long story short, it's time to deliver him. My physical condition (blood pressure, organ function, etc.) is quickly deteriorating, and the baby isn't growing like he should any more. This is the point where he is better off in the NICU than inside me. We are so thankful that we made it to 33 weeks- this all started at 27 weeks, and we praise the Lord for the 6 good weeks that He gave to us!

I go to Baylor Dallas tomorrow to be induced around 3pm. Hopefully, if all goes, well, the baby will be here by midnight. I can't wait to meet him! I feel relieved that this period of uncertainty is ending, but I am anxious for the health of our tiny little son, who will have to be in the NICU for a while. We are so thankful that the Lord has him safe in His loving hands.

We would SO APPRECIATE all your prayers on our behalf- especially on behalf of little Eli. We look forward to announcing his birth!