Monday, May 31, 2010

Another Busy Week!

We celebrated Sophie's 4th birthday, gave Moses his first bath, and enjoyed visits from several relatives this past week. Here are some pictures of the fun!

Saturday, May 22, 2010

Saturday, May 15, 2010

He's Here!

The Story
We arrived at the hospital Thursday morning for one of our twice-a-week non-stress tests for Baby Moses-- not intending to have a baby that day! But Sara's contractions had picked up a bit and been regular for over a day, so after some discussion with our midwife, we decided to let her break Sara's water to help get things going a little stronger. She broke Sara's water at 11:30am.

After a brief period of fetal monitoring, we took a walk around the hospital grounds (which includes vistas of flowering rhododendron and a backdrop of Grandfather Mtn.---there are certainly worse places to labor!) and grabbed lunch in the cafeteria. While we were eating lunch in our room, Sara's amniotic fluid decided to make a grander appearance (!), and active labor kicked in much harder. We labored in the room for a while and then a wise nurse prepared a hot bath for Sara where she finished the transition phase. Two and a half hours and a few pushes later, at 3:37pm on Thursday, May 13th, our son Moses William Osborne was born! He was 8 lbs. 1 oz. and 21 inches long.

Praise the Lord for a healthy baby and Mommy. We're now resting at home--a new family of 5--enjoying getting to know our new little guy. Thank you so much for your prayers and encouragement along the way. We can wait for you to meet our newest addition!

Saturday, May 8, 2010

Ever-Changing "Plans"!

Our last post gave the "plans" for Baby Moses's arrival based on the new diagnosis of gestational diabetes for Sara. However, since her blood sugar has been under great control just with dietary changes and Moses has excelled in his twice-a-week non-stress tests, her midwife and the doctors have agreed to wait until May 19th before an induction would be ordered. That's good news for Sara (who doesn't want to be induced!), but does make our end-of-May schedule pretty hectic!

Rusty is scheduled to fly to Kansas City May 22-24 to preach in view of a call at First Baptist Church of Smithville, MO; Sophie's 4th birthday party is May 29th; and our home church here is planning an ordination service for Rusty on May 30th! All that to say, please keep praying with us for an early arrival for Baby Moses--and, Lord willing, an uncomplicated one. We are thankful that both Mommy and Baby seem healthy and free of complications for now...a blessing.

We'll keep you posted...

Saturday, May 1, 2010

The Countdown!

It's MAY! That means lots of things (our 6th anniversary, Sophie's birthday, and Grandmama's arrival to name a few...), but at the top of the list is Baby Moses's due date! While his real "due date" is not until May 19th, there have been a few changes due to a recent diagnosis of gestational diabetes for Sara. looks like if he hasn't arrived by 39 weeks (May 12th), an induction will be in order.

Please pray for our family as we approach another big transition time (we seem to go through big ones pretty frequently!). We are, of course, praying that the girls will adjust well to a new sibling, that Moses and Mommy would both come through the delivery healthy and strong, and that we will be able to enjoy the process of bonding with our new baby in the midst of packing up for another move. Thank you so much for praying with us. Lord willing, our next post will include some pictures of our new son!