Our son and daughter-in-law, Mr. J. and Mrs. K., will soon check into the hospital to begin the process that will start labor and bring their precious little boy into the world. These months of waiting have been filled with stress and, at times, much concern. Mrs. K. has to be on blood-thinning medication during her pregnancies because of a blood factor that can cause blood clots during pregnancy. About two months ago she contracted a virus that can cause serious problems or fatality for the unborn baby. A year and a half ago they experienced the unexplained death of another little son during the sixth month of her pregnancy. The doctors assure us that everything looks good with Mrs. K. and the baby. Through the past weeks she has seen her obstetrician every week and had weekly ultrasounds and appointments with a specialist. I know she will be glad to be finished with all the medical appointments and begin a more normal life at home with Mr. J. and their three sweet boys. There has been a lot of prayer for them through these months, especially during the past few weeks. We have seen some amazing answers to prayer during these long months of waiting. Our hearts are full of joy and peace as we wait today.
Mrs. K's doctors feel it is wise to induce labor and bring our precious little grandson a bit more than a week early. In the past she has gone beyond her due date and her babies have been big. It seems to be in the best interest of Mrs. K. and this little one to convince him to come a bit early, so today is the chosen day! His little lungs are well developed, he is in the correct position and it seems he's just waiting for the signal that it's time to come out and meet his family. His mom and dad are more than ready to hold him in their arms. And his two big brothers can hardly contain their excitement. He will be welcomed into a family that is just waiting for him to join them.
So, today is a waiting day - waiting for a 'birth day' celebration. Mr. J. plans to stay in contact with me by phone and keep us informed of the events of the day. We live about 40 minutes from the hospital where they will be and you can be sure we will be there as soon as possible after this precious little boy makes his entrance into the world.
We would appreciate your prayers for Mrs. K. and her baby boy today. You will be among the first to hear the news and see pictures of our wee grandson.