Monday, February 15, 2010

The calm before the storm

If this proverbial saying never had meaning to us before, it sure does now! I think any parent experiences this before the birth of a child, but it is so much more pronounced when you're expecting a high risk child who may or may not make it. So many unknowns, including the length of baby's hospital stay, looming ahead of us. So, we're choosing to take today to relax and enjoy the calm and normalcy of life as we currently know it.

Dusk had to work part-day today, so Sierra and I relaxed and cuddled all morning - I even painted her toenails (she'd been begging me for a while, but you know how it is - life just gets in the way sometimes). The weather is absolutely incredible today (crazy for mid-February), so we all got to eat lunch outside in the backyard, listening to the fountain gurgle and watching hummingbirds fly. It was pretty amazing. Then, we napped together. Once Sierra is up, my mom should be here and we're all going to Sierra's favorite park and then going out for dinner tonight. (We're actually going to the same place we went to the night before I was induced with Sierra, so apparently, it's becoming a family tradition!)

It's been so nice today to just relax and not worry about tomorrow. We're at such a place of peace, and we know it's because of all of your prayers. (Believe me, given what we're about to go through, the fact that I'm sick, Dusk has now caught the cold from me and my back is almost completely thrown out, there can be no other explanation for this peace other than prayer! :-)). So thank you, thank you, thank you for the prayers - please continue to keep them coming as we head into tomorrow. Pray for Baby - pray for a miracle, pray for baby to be as healthy as possible; pray for the doctors - that the c-section goes smoothly and everyone who needs to be there can get there; pray for Dusk and I - that we just glorify God in whatever this whole journey will bring.

The c-section is scheduled for 2:30, so I'll update to the blog as soon as I can after baby has arrived (with Sierra, I didn't get to hold her for the first 5-10min, so since I didn't have anything to do, I literally was texting while they were sewing me up, but my guess would be they won't let me do that in an OR after a c-section, so there will probably be a delay of some sort). My mom and dad will both be at the hospital, so I'll probably ask them to update once we know anything!

Thanks again and we'll see you all on the other side! :-)

- Dusk, Amy & Sierra


  1. So excited and nervous for you Amy..((HUGS))
    It sounds like today was the perfect kind of day to help prepare you for what is ahead...And I agree the weather was beautiful even out here in the desert :)...

    As always tons of prayers being sent your way!

  2. Amy,
    It sounds as though you had the perfect day. You and your family have been in my thoughts and daily prayers for many weeks. I wish you the best tomorrow and for the future, this road may be rough but they say that God only gives us what we can handle (sometimes I think he gives me more credit for my strength than I do) and this has held true for me, as I know it will for you and Dusk. My warmest wishes.
    Susie Miner

  3. Amy, I can't believe you're at this point already!!! It's amazing how God provides strength and peace to those who need it. I agree with Amanda, I'm nervous and excited for you too. Can't wait to hear what you have and the name. :) We'll be praying for all of you and everyone involved.

  4. I am in tears for so many reasons for you. I am so excited that today is the day. I am nervous for you, for the unknown. I am happy that you are at peace, that makes such a difference. Praying ever so hard for your little fighter! I will be praying @ 2:30, but I just thought of something. I think you are 3 hours behind us. So I believe it will be 5:30 our time...
    Love you!
    Sharon Lewis

  5. Thinking about you and your family. You are such a strong and amazing person. Reading your posts just give me chills everytime!
    Erin- ATP

  6. Good luck today. I just saw you post on the Hope for HLHS group and had to come check in. Just remember to take everything one day at a time and don't let yourself get overwhelemed by looking too far ahead. These kids really can do so great so hang in there and we'll keep your family in our prayers.

    Mom to Jack, 18 months, HLHS