Monday, May 7, 2007


As I type this on Monday evening, Jessica is in the hospital. Again. But this time should do the trick, as it were.

As of tonight, Jessica should be on her way to having a baby sometime on Tuesday. Her vitals and bloodwork are steadily worsening, and her doctor made the decision to induce Jessica's labor beginning early Tuesday morning.

During the night she will be given medication intended to thin her cervix. There's a possibility she may go into labor from that medication. That would be a blessing, really. If not, though, they will start a pitocin drip on Tuesday morning.

If by chance she does go into labor overnight, this will be my last post until after I get home from the hospital. If all goes well and she delivers on Tuesday, I should be home on Tuesday night to post pictures and update with all the details.

This is one of those times when I wish I had a laptop so I could post in real time, but alas, I think my desktop would be a little unwieldy to lug with me. I'll post all the news and pictures as soon as I can, I promise.

This is also a request for prayer, y'all. If you are a praying person, I ask most humbly for your prayers on behalf of Jessica and Emmy. Please pray for a safe and healthy delivery for Jessica and Emmy and for God to lead and guide the doctors and caregivers as they treat Jessica and Emmy.

Thank you to all who've already been praying for Jessica and Emmy, and for covering them in prayer through the coming hours.

I am in your debt, my beloved friends and family.


zzop357 said...

I'll be there with bells on after work!!! WAY TO GO JESSICA!!!!
Grandma has a nice ring to it,doesn't it?

Big Mama said...

Aww, Diane. I can't believe it's here. I'll be praying for Jessica, and Emmy, and Jason, and you.

Sister said...

I'm so excited for y'all! I'll keep checking back for any news on this blessed event. My prayers are with all of you.

Susie said...

Hi Diane,
I know your mother's heart is worried, but I feel very confident everything will be just fine. You are being covered with prayers!
You'll be holding little Emmy in your arms before you know it. Soon you'll be answering to Grammy!!
love and ((hugs))

Barb said...

And so the day has finally arrived - you're only hours away from becoming a grandmother.

This is a little scary and a lot exciting. I could hear the undertones of excitement in your voice when we talked tonight.

You know Jessica and the baby are covered in prayer, as are you, my friend.

And who knows...maybe someone out here will FINALLY post more photos of her grandbaby than I do! :-)

Granny said...

I'll be praying and watching for your next post.

Much love,


Paulette said...

Diane Iam right there with you raying for Jessica and emmy. I cant wait until she is here safe and sound. I cannot wait to meet her. I am so excited for yall and I know that will be one loved baby girl.
Go Jessica, your life will never be the same, what a mothers day you will have next week!!!

Myrna said...

A precious baby. I pray that all goes well for mother and babe. Can't wait to see pictures of the little one.

Jen said...

seeing the bootie i thought shed arrived
im excitely waiting and as i do so im praying hard out for Jessica and Emmy
cant wait to see the photos
take care and give Jessica my love
big hugs

Jenn in TN said...

Prayers, best wishes, & congrats to your family, Diane. I hope today is a wonderful and perfect day for you all!

momteacherfriend said...

Excited to hear news on your grand baby.

Addie said...

How exciting! I'll be praying for a safe delivery. Congrats Grandma! Can't wait to hear about all of your adventures with Emmy. :D

Morning Glory said...

I'm sure this is a time of excitement and anxiety, all at the same time. My prayers are with you and them. We'll be looking forward to the news.

Rachel said...

It's Tuesday and I'm just now getting here so I hope and pray that all is going well as I write this. I'm sure you'll let us know when you can!

Dick said...

My prayers are with them and I'll look forward to the photos when you get the chance to post again. Congratulations to you all!

Linda said...

I've been gone all day so perhaps little Emmy has already made her appearance. I've been waiting for this update Diane. I was sitting watching tv last night when the Lord just brought Jessica to mind. God loves her and is watching over both of them. Can't wait to see pictures!!

PEA said...

Dear Diane,

It's now Tuesday evening so I'm sitting here wondering if Jessica had her baby yet...I do pray that all went well if she did!! I'm so excited for all of you:-) xoxo