Okay gang, the Blogger website hasn't been working for us. I typed out the big long story of how we went to the hospital, got sent home, woke up Sunday morning at 5:30am with Susan's water breaking and Jack Thomas Wyattbusting into this world on December 24th @ 12:50pm....but blogger shut down on me and didn't get it posted....so I'll save you the fun story and just share what you all are wanting to see anyways! Over the next few days I'll try to post fun notes about Jack's first few days...till then enjoy these pictures of Jack's first day. Jack is eating a pooping great and Susan is doing wonderful. We're all real tired, but have hearts overflowing!
Jack getting his first hair stylin and first bath... With his Gran, Gramps, Pap and Uncle John looking on. (don't worry his head looks much better now) :-)
Jack with his Pap within an hour of his birth.
Here's Jack with Pap, Daddy, and the Hero thatt carried and birthed him.
Jack with Gran and Gramps! And Jack with Great Gran! Many more pictures to come...i've gotta get some sleep.
We had an exciting doctor’s appointment yesterday! I went for an ultra sound to check Jack’s growth and to our surprise he is estimated to weigh 8lbs. 11oz. right now. I think I’m still a little shocked, but if you’ve seen me you’re probably not too surprised.
It’s still a little too early for an induction because my doctor won’t induce till you’re at least 2 centimeters dilated and I’m not. She wanted us to go ahead and schedule a c-section for the end of next week, but that puts me at 38 ½ weeks and the doctors that are on call may not feel comfortable scheduling a c-section till you are 39 weeks. So the scheduling center is going to get back to us to see if next Friday or Saturday will work. The other option is waiting till I’m 39 weeks for a c-section, but that falls on Christmas Day and the hospital won’t schedule c-sections for Christmas Eve or Christmas Day, so we would go for a day or two after Christmas. For right now we are in a waiting period, because it’s too early to do anything, but while we wait Jack continues to grow. The doctor said for me to be very active between now and Tuesday, when I go back, to try to get Jack to come on his own, so today Freddy and I are going to finish up Christmas shopping, go eat lunch, and do a lot of walking (if I don’t get too tired!). We’ll post as soon as we know what our plans are. It’s going to be an exciting week and a half at the Wyatt house. We can’t believe we’ll be meeting our little boy really soon.
For those of you who want to know if you still have a chance at the free Starbucks, were looking at a possible scheduled birth on the 22nd, 23rd, 26th, or 27th. However, if Jack comes on his own you still have a chance if you guessed anytime between now and the 27th!
Susan went to the doctor today. Before we post anything about the appointment, we'll give one last chance for folks to place their guesses on when Jack will be born. We will accept all guesses that are placed before midnight tonight and then tomorrow give the update from Sus' appointment today.
If none of this makes sense to you, read the posts below.
John Mark, you need to specify whether you want am or pm on your guess...you can't have both. ;-)
Mom had her surgery yesterday morning at Baptist Hospital in Nashville. Everything went good with no surprises. They will be examining and testing the lymphnodes that they took out to determine if she will need radiation treatment along with her 5 months of chemo. Good recovery and no need for radiation is our current prayer for mom. Lots of family and friends came up for support. I got to go down early yesterday morning and be with Mom and Dad before she went in for surgery. She's been a trooper and the Lord has been her strength. Mom is in room # 7318 with a phone number of 615.284.5288.
If you haven't placed your guess on the post below...be sure to do that for a chance at some free Starbucks.
Listening to the Passion podcast I was turned onto a video that my friend Francis has helped produce. You can see it at www.juststopandthink.com
Some of the folks over @ Southeast Christian Church have asked me to work with them on some video stuff similar to it and the Nooma videos. While at first I was a little hesitant not wanting to try to replicate something that is out there crankin, I've now settled into the idea and am really excited. We're looking to film probably about ten episodes early next year that SE will use in their ministry. Please pray that God will enable me to communicate his word powerfully through this medium and in turn develop an edifying resource for His church.
Exciting days as we await the arrival of our first child. In honor of Jack Thomas Wyatt we are having a little contest give-a-way. We are giving away 2 pounds of Starbucks coffee and a $5 Starbucks gift card to the person who guesses the closest to the day and time of his birth. As many of you know Jack is due January 1st. Also, as many of you know Susan looks as if he was due November 1st...well maybe not...but I bet you smiled. Either way, he seems to be getting close. He had the hiccups tonight...but I didn't try to scare him to make them go away. Okay here is the deal...Everyone who reads the blog and would enjoy a little Starbucks cheer or is just excited about Jack's arrival...vote. Place your guess. What day and time (down to the minute, but not seconds.) Be sure not to guess the exact time as anyone before you and to include someway to get in touch with you if we do not know. Let the contest begin!
Today Mom got the results back on her PET scan and MRI on her chest. The good news is that there were no hot spots identifying cancer anywhere other than her breasts. No cancer in the lungs, kidneys, liver, pancreas...etc. What was found is two tiny spots in her right breast and one tiny spot in her left breast. All of these spots are extremely small. While there are a couple of different options, Mom is most comfortable with having a double mastectomy. This will likely take place on December 13 with 5 months of chemo to follow.
Thank you so much for your prayers. God is tenderly walking us all through these days. His grace is sufficient!