I hope someday to have a non-Christmas-y look on this site. Unfortunately, my technical guru is in the hospital, awaiting the birth of twins.
And back to that subject - Kristen now has more details. Emma and Kate will begin their arrivals at 12:30 p.m. on Monday, January 7. This is a change of plans, for which I am grateful. I know it sounds crazy, but I have a very full day on Sunday with the mission program of our church. I've arranged for missionaries from Ethiopia to be here, and I need to take them to lunch after church. That evening, the children who went on the Navajo project delivery trip are going to give their presentation.
Now, I know - I would have missed those things in a heartbeat for these new babies and their mommy, but this way it is the best of all schedules. Not only that, I will be privileged to be in the OR with Kristen and her husband. One of us will head to the NICU with the firstborn and the other will stay with Kristen.
The ultrasound today resulted in these stats: Big Squirt (more than likely to be Kate) weighs 3 pounds 15 ounces. Little Squirt (most likely Emma) weighs 2 pounds 15 ounces. Big Squirt weighs enough to be born "normally" but LS doesn't. Almost 4 and almost 3 pounds is not bad.
Stay tuned - more to come! Thanks for your continued care and prayer!
P.S. I need to clarify that the only reason I'll be in the OR is that there have to be 2 people in there - one of us will go to NICU with the firstborn, and the other will stay in with Kristen. That's what I understand at this point. It will be my privilege to be one of those two - her husband the other, naturally! DC said it so well yesterday: "How can you love someone so much that you've never even seen?" How indeed?