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