Wednesday, August 6, 2008

baby Luke is coming!

I know it's been a while since I've updated on the pregnancy. Here's the quick version...a few weeks back my doctor found that my placenta previa was worsening again which meant that a c-section was probably inevitable. He sent me to see a high-risk doctor to get a second opinion and determine if we would need to take Luke early. Based on what this doctor told me, I figured I might be able to wait til 38 weeks or so, but he said it would be up to my doctor. Yesterday, my doctor called and said it was going to be 37 weeks! And that I was scheduled for this Monday at 5pm! I was a little overwhelmed that that was less than a week away, but now I'm actually really excited that he will be here so soon. And it can't be that bad to shave three weeks off my pregnancy in this heat! So, Luke will be making his grand entrance THIS Monday, August 11th! Tomorrow I'm going to my doctor for what I guess will be my last check-up. Please be praying that everything will go smoothly, and Luke will arrive safe and sound...and for the transition in general- for all of us. I know it will take some adjusting, but I'm looking forward to life as four!

23 comments:

Kristyn said...

So thrilled for y'all! Can't wait to meet baby Luke!!!!

Summer said...

AHHHHH. HOW EXCITING!! I am praying for you and your recovery. I can't wait to meet baby Luke! (can he call me Auntie Summer? just asking.)

scheek said...

We are so excited for you guys! We know that God will be holding you in his hands as Baby Luke makes his grand entrance! Hugs to you, Natalie!

Susan and Brian Cheek

The Littrell's said...

That is very soon! But exciting!!! I will share a birthday with that little guy! We will be praying for a quick and smooth everything, for the entire family!! -Francey

Rachel Wilks said...

Yeah! We can't wait to meet him! Praying all goes smoothly and you recover quickly so that you can FULLY enjoy your family of 4!

Meredith said...

Yea! So exciting that he will be here in just a few days! I will definitely be praying for y'all!

Kimber-Leigh said...

natalie...so excited that luke will arrive soon! can't wait to see pictures.

(and i've had 3 c-sections, so if you have any ?'s, just let me know!)

i'll be praying for you all!

B-HO said...

OH I ALREADY LOVE BABY LUKE!!BC I LOVE HIS MOMMIE AND DADDIE--if HE CALLS SUMMER.. AUNT---I WAS JUST THINKING he could go ahead and call me "AUNT B" since thats what all my other nieces and nephews call me...think about it--its a win win situation...praying for ya'll!!

lauren w said...

I can not wait to see his little FACE!!! we will be praying for you!!

Stefanie Doyle said...

Congratulations!!! Please let us know if we can ever let Lily come over and play with Lia. We would love to help you out in any way. I pray that God will protect you and Luke during your delivery and that he will truly bless you and your new family. Im so happy for you and hope we can get to know each other better since we are neighbors and all! Love, Stefanie and Travis Doyle

Please bring him over when you get settled in so we can see his sweet face.

The Engelhardt 4 said...

Hooray!! Congrats and good luck...gift, so not ready for Luke to make his arrival on Monday...it will be REALLY late...sorry..

The Corsos said...

I can't wait to meet Mr. Luke! Praying for your c-section, recovery and transition!!

Bex said...

I can't believe it!!! How exciting :) I like "Aunty Sexy Bexy" haaaaaa

Aina said...

So excited for you guys! I am sure that Lily is thrilled. Can't wait to catch up with you guys and meet the new addition. Love, Aina & Charlotte

Tigpan said...

Yea!!! ;) Praying with you!

thosetonnes said...

I am doing better juggling everything now. I still have those lies - but I am actively trying to fight them. Thank you for checking in on me. I am so excited that baby Luke will be here tomorrow - so wonderful. We will be praying for a smooth transition and that you heal quickly from the c-section. We love you guys so much!

The McAdams' Family said...

Can't wait to hear! C-sections are great, or at least I think so. We'll be praying for you. Went to the Village yesterday (our first time) with my brother. Loved it! I looked for you, but I'm assuming you were at home preparing for tomorrow!

olivia and henry said...

love y'all and so excited about the arrival of baby luke! we'll be praying for y'all tomorrow!!!

Christy said...

natalie - so excited that little luke is probably here now! hope it all went well! love you guys!

The Mays Family said...

Can't wait to meet baby Luke, being a family of four will be great. I will be praying for you that everything will go smoothly.

The Mays Family said...

Nat I would love to bring y'all a meal. Let me know when suits you guys.
Love
Caroline

Rachel Wilks said...

sigh.....still no pictures! And we will continue to wait. Just kidding...I know you guys are busy and tired and sore (Natalie). I hope you know there are many prayers being prayed for your little family....ok bigger family!

LOVE YOU!

The Shaffers said...

PRaying for you guys! Congrats on Baby Luke! Loved the circus blog! We went in Ft Worth, but didn't have the crazy after show like you did. so glad you guys were safe! And ditto on the Circus Documentary! I would sooo watch that! Hope you get some rest!