Monday, February 18, 2008

One day at a time

Last night, right after Ryan Newman won the Daytona 500, Jenna's water broke. We weren't real sure what was going on. So we both fell asleep around 10 pm, then woke up around 12 am. We called her parents, called the doctor and headed to the Hospital. They tested the fluid and sure enough it was amniotic. Therefore, we are going to be at the hospital until the baby arrives. The longer it takes the better. We are worried about infection, the condition of the umbilical cord, and the turgor pressure of placenta. However, there haven't been any contractions yet and no dilation.

There is no explanation for why this is happening. I have some hypothesis:
1.) Jenna and I had a conversation yesterday afternoon about how struggles and hard word lead to character development. We talked about how we didn't want our kid to have it too easy. I think God will take care of that worrying.
2.) Saturday we went to the Shedd Aquarium, Soldier Field, and Field Museum in Chicago. I think the baby heard what we were talking about and wanted in on a piece of the action outside.
3.) It got above 50 degrees yesterday and the baby wanted to go outside to play.
4.) The excitement of watching Ryan Newman passing Tony Stewart in the 50th running of the Daytona 500.
5.) Wait, I'm a science teacher. There must be a physical reason for the occurrence. But it happened and now we react to the hand we've been given.


Life in the Bend said...

I am really sorry to read about this complication. We will keep your family in our most sincere prayers. Please call me if there's anything we can do to help. Our house is very close to Memorial, so if there's anyway that can be of help we will do our best.

anastasiaK said...

J&J--We're sending our best thoughts your way!! Take care of each other!