Thursday, July 19, 2007

Home from the Hospital

well friends we got back to our humble little home yesterday afternoon, Wednesday.
Its hard to know what to write, I feel so loved. I was standing by our bed in the RV and my three girls were asleep, all laying next to each other. It was so precious and I thought, God sure does love me a lot. not only has he given me a job and a way to serve him and say thanks for loving and saving me, but he has given me three beautiful girls to love and take care of.
I just want to say thanks to all of you that have been praying for us. Rebekah is doing very well. Shalom is doing good also. the labor was a breeze compared to when we had Ruth. I think there was only two hours or less of intense labor. God is good!
I was holding Shalom in my lap last night and she spit out her pasi, Ruth our little helper, was standing right beside me, so I said "quick Ruth pick it up and put it back in" and she picked it up and tried to force feed Shalom the handle side of her pasi. After a few pointers from me, dad, and a few more rounds of Shalom spitting it out, we were all smiling and having fun. No Ruth still thought that the pasi went in handle first, but we were having fun!
so I think that we all are adjusting to Shalom's arrival. now we just have to get Shalom on the same sleeping schedule as the rest of the family.

thank you all for your prayers and your loving support of us while we are here serving God. I wouldn't trade this kind of work and life for anything. God is so good to us his servants.

Monday, July 16, 2007

Sorry for the late update

I meant to respond last week, however, our computer and internet would not let me download any pictures.

No, we did not have the Baby by induction, in fact, it seems quite content to stay snuggled in my pelvic area, occasionally poking my bladder and making me dash for the toilet - I sight, I can assure you!

When we went back to see the doctor on Thursday, he said that the only reason he saw to induce me was that he would not be coming in to the hospital this weekend to deliver, so I would not be able to have a water birth as no other doctor will do them. Well, we didn't go into labor this weekend, so the Baby must have taken that "threat" seriously!

Anyway, on to more waiting!!!

Wednesday, July 11, 2007

Attitude on a Shoe?

What do you think? You can ALMOST see the little curl in the middle of her forehead, can't you?!

Well, we had our ob/gyn appointment on Monday. Due to a decrease in movement, Dr. Stelly suggested inducing on Tuesday morning. Josh and I decided that since the Baby was not stressed out (we took a non-stress test), that we would hold off on an induction. However, we do have to go see Dr. Stelly tomorrow.

Here is where you all come in. I would love to have been in the hospital having the baby Monday night which, coincidently, was when I was awake for three hours counting to see how long my cramps/contractions would last. Unfortunately (for me, anyway) they were only four minutes apart - a good thing - BUT only 30 seconds long - not long enough to go to the hospital.

So, here is the deal. I am asking you all to pray for the Larsons. We need wisdom. I don't think the baby is stressed should have seen it in action when my tummy was contracting the other night! No stress there, although I don't think the Baby enjoyed it too much. However, this Mama really would like to have her Baby in her arms! On Monday, we were 4 cm dilated and 80% effaced (after another three hour bout of cramping last Saturday). Please pray that Josh and I will know what to do if Dr. Stelly brings up induction again.

The nice thing is, Dr. Stelly is pretty certain that he should only have to break my water to get things going. Josh and I would REALLY like to stay away from Pitocin if at all possible.

Thanks for your prayers.

Thursday, July 5, 2007

Nope, Not Yet

Hello All,

As you can see, I did not post on Monday. And no, I did not have the Baby.

I went to the ob/gyn on Monday, and we found out some good news, and some not-so-good news. The good news is, the Baby is in position. The bad news is, the Baby is face up, which could mean back labor - if it doesn't flip! Thankfully, I have read up on this stuff and have a fairly good idea of how to deal with it...if my mind would only continue to function while in labor. When I get into intense situations, I tend to check my brain at the door - so could you all pray for me in that aspect?

Out of the blue, I have somehow contracted laryngitis. Don't ask me how! This is the first time in all of my remembrances that I have gotten sick without it involving my sinus'. I feel great, I just feel like there is a pile of crud in my lungs, and have a sore throat. Oh well, this too shall pass.

Thanks for checking up on us!