Friday, February 29, 2008

Another Brief Update

It is just after 9 am on the 29th. Shannon's water broke 33.5 hours ago. No baby yet. It has been an insane, exhausting, painful and emotional night that we will definitely tell you more about later.

Baby is still very healthy. Shannon is healthy but exhausted. Earlier this morning she started on some pain medication and now she has been given an epidural. We are still trying for a vaginal birth but the doctor isn't super optimistic about that possibility. It's a far cry from our drug-free, intervention-free, natural birth plan but we may very well be having a C-section, a little later.

Prayers are appreciated.


Anonymous said...

Hang in there Shannon (and Brian)!!!

Cory and I are praying for you both.

love, the etlrich's

AmberOwen said...

Absolutely. I will definitely be thinking and praying for you guys today. I hope you guys are able to get a little rest. Let us know if there's anything we can do.

erinn::haley said...

will continue to pray.
you're so close to meeting her!!!

emily said...

please let me know if there's anything i can do or bring you (i can come over at lunch) or if you have any questions re: you guys.

auntie mel said...

No matter what the birth story the end result is the same. a beautiful baby girl. things may not be as you planned, but in the end...a family. good luck, wish i could be a fly on the wall when you see your beautiful baby for the first time....there is nothing more special.

Kori said...

Lots of prayers coming your way! We're so excited for you both and can't wait to hear the good news! Hang in there.

Anonymous said...

Praying for you and hoping it goes quickly from this point on!

Peace be with you!

Anonymous said...

We are praying for the three of you! Be strong and trust that it is all in God's hands. Enjoy your sweet baby girl!
Scott and Sara Kallin

Anonymous said...

I'm praying for the both of you and little leapling Qwanesha like crazy! Love to you. --Natalie

Anonymous said...

I am praying for all 3 of you. Be strong Shannon you can do this! Remember...I CAN DO ANYTHING THROUGH CHRIST WHO STRENGTHENS ME!

Love and prayers coming your way
Love U,
Aunt Becky

Rob & Bre Ann Gilfillan said...

I am so excited for you guys! It is such an amazing moment when you meet your child for the first time! It gives me chills just remembering it! Hang in there you guys are almost there!

The Hornes'es said...

Scott and I are praying for you guys!
Every hour is another one closer to meet her!
Thanks for keeping us all updated as we log on to get a glimpse into your lives while you're enduring all of this. We all appreciate it!

Jodi said...

Oh, I am so praying for you guys.

This sounds so similar to my labor with Jack. Thirty hours culminating in a c-section, and I can so clearly remember what I was feeling as my doctor started suspecting a c-section.

I will be praying, my friends. Just try to keep your focus on that sweet little girl, as I'm sure you're already doing. :)

The Hansens said...

We're praying for you too! If you have to have a c-section, don't worry, they will take good care of you there, & the upside is, once they take you in (if they take you in) for that, you'll hear your little one crying within ten minutes! I know it's horrible right now, but believe me, it is SOOOO worth it! Hang in there. Love ya, Jon & Ginny

Ilse said...

Sending up prayers right now - yay for healthy babies and healthy mommies (and dads too).