9.24.2008

Stuck....

Just wanted to update you on our life, pregnancy, and why we haven't blogged lately! Kori's water broke last Wednesday and she was admitted into the hospital. They put her on some medications to stop her labor so they would have time to inject her with steroids that would help the baby's lungs develop, since Kori was only 31 weeks at the time. Last Friday, they took her off the meds and told her it would be OK to go ahead and go into labor and have the baby. We figured we would have had our baby by Friday night or Saturday at the latest. But... she never did! Her body just didn't go into labor, and the doctors won't induce her since right now she is only at 32 weeks. They will induce her at 34 weeks if she is still pregnant then, but that's a full two weeks away!

We have already been sitting in her hospital room for 8 full days now! I have been staying there with Kori the whole time and sleeping on a cot in her room. I moved my iMac and iBook over there so I can answer emails, process print orders, send out contracts, etc. My brother and Kori's sister loaned us some DVDs and games, so we have a few things to keep us busy. All of you that know Kori know that she doesn't exactly sit still well, but she's making it through just fine so far! The doctors and nurses have all been very helpful and supportive, and we have greatly appreciated all the visits, cards, flowers, and gifts she has already gotten, even before we announced our situation here!

Anyways, the doctors think she could go into labor at any time. Because of that, Kori has to stay put in the hospital (Willow Creek) until she has the baby, and also has to stay there because she is at risk for infection since she has been lying there 3cm dilated for more than a week! When the baby is finally born, she will likely spend a couple of weeks in the NICU (intensive care unit for babies). But they have told us that for every day Norah is still in her belly at this point, that is two days that she will not have to be in the NICU. That helps keep it in perspective for us, because even though waiting here is a little frustrating, we know that it's all for a good reason. So, please keep us in your thoughts and prayers! And, be looking for baby pictures any day now!

A gift of cookies!





Brooke and baby Maye visit!




Cards from the kids...




Kori's crazy sister Jamie!




Jason's slightly more normal brother (his name is Hayes)




Reading the gossip mags...




Working through a contraction (this happens a lot!)




Stealing a kiss!




Flowers from the kids and also from Rick and Debbie




This card about sums it up... sigh!


5 comments:

  1. I hope everything goes well! Hang in there.

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  2. Thinking and praying for you guys and for Baby Norah!

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  3. Hi Jason & Kori-
    Thanks for the update. What a crazy situation. I have been praying for you guys and baby Norah lots! I know it must be tough to be in the hospital so long... Norah must need more time to bake.

    I hope we can see you guys and sweet baby Norah soon!

    Love, Jennifer Brewer

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  4. Kori, good luck. You're definitely all in my prayers!

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  5. lindsey & chad5:13 PM

    you guys are in our thoughts and prayers... can't wait to see pics of the little one! =)

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