Tuesday, June 10, 2008

update from the hospital

As I write at 3:15 EST, Shey is 6-6 1/2 cm dilated, and little Rowan is reacting really well so far to the potocin which is inducing Shey into labor. Dr. Meyers has already broken Shey's water, hoping to help encourage her body to speed up the labor process. He is estimating that Shey will deliver around 5 p.m. and thinks the little guy is going to be around 6 to 6 and 1/2 pounds. I'd be willing to take some bets on those estimations if anyone is up for it. I'm going to say 6 p.m. and 6.8 pounds. if i win and you lose, then you have to provide some baby sitting services for Shey and I. If i lose to you, then you still have to provide baby sitting services...but i'll work hard on getting your name on the top 20 list of names we want Rowan to learn first. how does that sound?

anyway, thanks for all the thoughts, prayers, and support we've had so far. we wouldn't have made it this far without you all, and we look forward to sharing the joy of our little son with you soon. much love...and the next time i write, i'm going to be a dad. crazy.

3 comments:

april said...

big guy for being early!!! Lukas wasn't even 6 lbs and he was on time!!! consider this a sign that Rowan already has great depths of compassion. particulary for the one whose birth canal he will soon enter!!

can't wait to hear more and see pics!! been thinking about y'all all day.

Brendan said...

Hey homeboy, crazy indeed. i'll say 5:59pm at 6.2 lbs. don't forget to breath as all this gets started--how wild...

Lauren said...

Oh man!! I can't wait to see the new baby!! So excited for you guys!