Janelle and MJ came home from the hospital today and hopefully they will both have a good night sleep tonight. We’ll sign off with just the Friday Funnies today. Maybe this young girl can give Caly some babysitting tips!
Thanks again for all your prayers for Janelle!
Nicole for the girltalkers
I spoke to Mike a little while ago (Janelle was sleeping, thankfully!) and he sent me these pictures of MJ. If any are blurry it’s probably because I took them…I’m not the photographer in the family. But Mike asked me to thank all of you again for your prayers and emails of encouragement. God answered your prayers for no c-section and for a healthy baby. Mike and Janelle are grateful for your care as yet another evidence of God’s undeserved goodness to their family.
Baby MJ and Mommy are both doing great. Janelle is feeling very good and MJ is healthy and content. Soon they will be transferred to the postpartum room. Right now Caly is getting acquainted with her new little sister and Mike’s parents are getting to hold their new little granddaughter for the first time. Mike and Janelle want to thank all of you for their prayers. They are so grateful!
The only pic I have right now is one I snapped with my phone, but we’ll post more as soon as we are able…
Baby MJ came into the world just a few minutes ago. She was delivered naturally and is screaming her cute little head off right now. She’s 8lb even and 21 1/2 in long. More details and pics to come!
Well, the epidural worked the second time…so well that she’s been playing Solitaire on her phone while contracting. Then, just a few moments ago her water broke on its own. Nurse says she is completely effaced and ten cm. Shouldn’t be too long now!
Not much to report except that unfortunately the epidural didn’t seem to take. She’s in more pain than she was before, but hopefully they’ll be here soon to give it to her again.
Just saw the doctor. He’s given the order for the epidural so she won’t have long to wait now. After examining her charts the doctor thinks she might not be as overdue as she thought. He thinks the due date was probably more like August 29 or so. That’s good news. Janelle would continue to appreciate your prayers that she will be able to deliver naturally. But of course, she is trusting God for whatever the outcome, and still joking around in between contractions. Oh, and they will break her water around 1pm or so.
Talking to Caly: “Baby MJ’s gonna be here today!”
Mike helping her through a contraction…
Pitocin has been administered and her contractions are between 3 and 7 minutes apart. Still at 4cm though. She’s starting to feel some pain and asking for the epidural now before it gets really painful….
Here are the first pics…
Chalkboard in MJ’s room….
In the waiting room…
Hooked up to the IV and all ready to go….
Checked in at the hospital at 8:46 am and were assigned a room a few minutes ago. Janelle has started to have some contractions about ten minutes a part. She’s already wants an epidural! More updates and pics soon….