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Tuesday, May 25, 2010

a lot on our plate

a lot has happened since that little video was posted below.
we have a beautiful son, born last friday, Judah Emil. he is wonderful. he's been in hospital in the special care nursery as his lungs weren't quite ready to roll on his birthday. he's been off the nasal cannula--oxygen today; we hope to be bringing him home soooooon. thank you, to those that heard, for the well wishes, and prayers.
yesterday when i was getting ready to head over to the hospital to see him, and hold him and feed him, my babysitter, my Mom, had a heart attack. in my living room.



maybe, there is too much on my plate at the moment. Mom had angioplasty today, to open up a 90% blocked...artery?...not completely, but now it is about 30% blocked. she was so scared. today when i saw her after her procedure she said, "thank you for calling 911."
this morning i was at a different hospital on the other side of the city with Judah, pulling out of the parking ramp, when i got the message that she'd had another, worse, episode. i was yelling, at the top of my voice, "MOM! MOM! MOM! CAN YOU HEAR ME? YOU HAVE TO STAY HERE!" it has been a really tough 24 hours. but she seems to be improving now. i hope to bring the baby to see her tomorrow, if he's able to come home. she hasn't seen him yet--she was watching Theo and Suvi friday, saturday, and sunday so habtamu could be with the baby and me.
if she wasn't over at my house to watch the kids, if i had left the house at the time i'd planned (aren't new moms always running late?), well, i am just thankful we didn't find out how it would have played out if she'd been alone. or alone with my kids. Thank God she was with me. Please, Lord, let me keep her here with me a little while longer. Amen.

19 comments:

Anonymous said...

jenny, i don't know what to say. we're all praying for your little one, and your mom!! i'm so sorry, you must be so stressed out. computer postings are so effing useless. love you, woman.

Joni said...

Amen! I didn't know how much you would be needing the special prayers, and I'm embracing your mom along with the rest of you in prayer. ! I really wish I could be there to help. Stay strong! xoxo

Leanne said...

Amen. What a week you've had. Bless you, lady.

Jan said...

Oh, Jenny! I know it can be really stressful to have a baby in the NICU, but I sure can't imagine the stress you are having! I wish I could run right over there and give you big hugs!
Congratulations on your baby boy, and I will be thinking of you and your family.

Confused Chaos said...

My heart goes out to you. As I've been there too recently with my dad. Medicine is amazing now and you have every reason to be hopeful and thankful.
I can't wait to meet lil' Judah, The Judes, Judaruni, your #2 son.
Lots and lots of love to you all and you tell me if there is anything I can do for you.

Anonymous said...

Oh Jen!

My heart is bleeding for you. Who has your kids now? (I wish I lived closer!) I will have you in my thoughts and prayers. Your mom is in good hands at the hospital now. Take good care of that new little guy and YOURSELF.

-B

Anonymous said...

Wow! I'm hoping both get to leave the hospital soon! Will keep everyone in my prayers. Song #7, Jenny... Can I help somehow?!
Love,
Angie

Anonymous said...

Thoughts and prayers for you and your family!
Congratulations on your new son- I hope you get to bring him home soon.
Amy

Suz said...

My thoughts & prayers! XOXOXOXO

Heli said...

Jenny dear, you are in my thoughts and prayers!!! And so is your mom!!!

Julie said...

That is a lot on your plate. I'm sorry... Hope you get lots of snuggles with your little guy! Hang in there.

Tara said...

Oh my goodness, so much going on. Congratulations on little Judah Emil, I hope you can bring him home soon. I hope your mom is ok, and can spend a lot of time with you and yours. Thoughts and prayers are with you...

mella said...

I just got on the computer after a couple of days, and wow, that is a mighty full plate. thank you for sharing this. love you, and much love to all of your dear family.

elizabeth said...

That is a very full plate. My thoughts and prayers are with you, your Mom, and all your family. I wish there was more I could do.

Brita said...

Praying for you, Jen! Your mom is so sweet. She just has to get well to enjoy little Judah.

Anonymous said...

Jenny I just got weepy at work reading this post. My thoughts & prayers to you and your family.

Lynn

ethiopifinn said...

lynn, you have crossed my mind so many times in the last few days.
we truly never know what tomorrow brings, and thankfully we have today.
love to you!

MindiJo said...

Amen. Lots of stuff. I'm sorry you had to deal with it. But so thankful it played out the way it did.

Neen said...

I just read this today and it brought tears to my eyes... it wasn't a suprise, I knew the story, but I think the fear from that week is still with us all, even when we can put it aside and live life. Wow.