Thursday, May 14, 2009

Day 382: Part 2

Big exhale....................Before I share more, you must see this cutie-patootie picture! While his mommies were freaking out (daddy stayed calm the whole time....thank God for daddies...), baby boy was singing his little heart out (At least that's what it looks like he's doing!)

I could stare at this picture all day...It's so stink'n cute! But I know you want an update. It has been a whirlwind of a day. I received one frantic call from the caseworker at 1:30pm, just as I bit into my oh-so-yummy ham and swiss on asiago focaccia (Panera). I immediately went into panic mode and was completely paralyzed. The phone conversation went something like, "Rebekah just went to the hospital she's having heart issues. Don't freak out [yeah-right-lady-you-aren't-the-one-that-hasn't-started-packing-yet-or-settled-things-and-lives-22-hours-away.] If she has to deliver, the baby is far enough a long; he's very strong and healthy, we'll call you when we know more."

I wasn't prepared for that phone call! I had no idea what to do. Part of me wanted to rush home and throw everything together, while the other part said you better get back to work and get everything settled in case you aren't able to come back. (I opted for the latter, until I heard more definitive details).

I didn't get to talk to Rebekah until about 5:15pm! She has a history of heart flutters/palpitations that seem to be worsening with pregnancy (it also runs in the family). The poor thing just can't catch a break! If it's not her blood pressure or amniotic sac levels, it's her heart!

Thankfully, they did not admit her. They are monitoring her through the weekend and we'll know more on Monday.

Something in me rose up today and I felt absolutely helpless. It really wasn't about the baby. That little boy has God written all over him. I know he'll be taken care of. It was this urgency to run to Rebekah and be by her side. I just wanted to hold her hand. I hated that she was alone; that I couldn't be there. She has endured SO much....and all for me. My eyes swell everytime I try to comprehend it. I just want to be there for her.

I appreciate all of your prayers and ask that you continue to lift Rebekah up to the Lord. Pray peace and rest in her spirit...that God would ease the aches and pains in her body and quiet the children...healing for her heart, breaking any gneration curses that have attached...and that the next few weeks would be uneventful.

I am so thankful that we didn't have to jump in the car, tonight. I know it all would have worked out and things would have been fine...but now I can rest easy...for a few days, anyway! I am, however, taking this as a warning...we'll be completely packed and ready to go by the end of the weekend!!! :)

21 comments:

  1. Yep! He's either singing or giggling :) He love how much love and attention he's getting and can't wait to meet you!
    I think you're going to meet you son, sooner than later...
    Lots of love, hugs and prayers-
    Dori

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  2. Great news! I will continue praying for all of you!
    Samantha

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  3. I remember feeling that I was prepared to get the call and then when it happened it still felt like a shock. I'm sure this was even more so for you!! I'm so glad Rebekah and baby boy are doing well. I will keep you all in my prayers.

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  4. So glad that you have extra time and that baby boy can grow for at least a few more days (hopefully weeks). Will continue to pray for both Rebekah's and her family.

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  5. Wow! Keeping Rebekah, you, Ben and baby boy in my prayers! Keep us posted. Love all his ultrasound pictures!

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  6. I have never known anyone like u! R u for real? Is your love for my cousin that real? I could cry! Thank you for loving her and that little man so much!
    Cindie

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  7. And now I know that I shouldn't put my cell phone down, even for a second, lest I miss important phone calls! I will have it glued to me until all baby-birthing is done in the month to come! Love you and glad things have calmed down...praying God's peace and guard on both you and Rebekah.

    And, also, on an unrelated note, I am now craving Panera...

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  8. I can't even tell you how excited I am for you for baby boy to be born, BUT I am glad that he has decided to stay put for a little while longer. Praying for all of you!

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  9. I'm glad Rebekah is okay. That's good that they are monitoring her.

    I love the pictures!

    Thinking of all you...

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  10. I'm praying...as I have been, for all of you. Baby boy is so blessed...and so is his first mom...to have YOU as his other Mama.

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  11. I'm so glad everyone is okay. :) We had a little "dry run" scenario of our own before milo was born and I really realized how UN-prepared I was even though I thought I was really on top of things. :)
    I'm so glad things are falling into place with lodging and all of your travel. I truly pray that you get to see your little one come into this world ~ there's nothing like it. :)

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  12. I am SO glad everything is ok! Thank God! You are so sweet to want to be there with Rebekah. I would guess that you wanting to be there means the world to her!

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  13. whew! I will definitely keep praying for all of you. I can really understand why you want to be there with her, I think it's only normal to want that after the connection you have formed.

    Hang in there,

    Melba

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  14. Great news! You, Ben, baby boy and Rebekah are in our prayers. Thanks for allowing us to share in this journey with us. My husband and I are adopting and would love to have a copy of your packing list if you can still email it. Our email address is mdunn5119@charter.net. God Bless.
    Melissa

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  15. I'm so glad everything turned out OK. What a scare! I noticed the ticker -- you're just 40 days away! Best to all of you.

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  16. Hi Rebekah! I just found your blog and wanted to thank you for sharing your journey. My husband and I are just starting down the domestic adoption road.
    I'll be praying for you this weekend that the Lord gives you peace and that he continues to protect your son!

    Janna

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  17. Your nursery is beautiful. I am so happy for you. I hope the biological Dad goes along with all of this.

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  18. The new picture is much clearer to me and I agree, it is adorable. I am so glad the baby is "complete" and ready to go whenever necessary. I will keep praying for both Mommies and Daddy, too!

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  19. i had a dream that your baby boy was here!!! cant wait for you guys to have your blessing in your arms.

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  20. love the picture!!! prayers for a healthy delivery!!!!

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