Monday, April 12, 2010

What Now?

I've had a lot of emails and phone calls about 'what now?' & other questions - so I thought this would be as good a place as any to answer them.
Our choices, as they stand right now, are to wait and see if my body will go into labor on its own (which typically happens in 2-3 weeks) or I can choose to schedule an induction. At least for now, we are choosing to wait. My midwife is out of town until next Monday and I'd rather not do anything without her here. I'm not sure what I will decide next week. We're just trying to take things one day at a time right now.
As far as where we plan to birth - I don't know if we know yet. But, Ed and I are both leaning toward a hospital birth. That could change in an hour or in a day or in a week. :)
As for what will happen after Jackson's birth. We will get to hold him and spend as much time as we want with him (although he will be very fragile). Additionally, we have an amazing blessing of a photographer that will come and take pictures for us. A beautiful ministry called Now I Lay Me Down To Sleep will provide that. Beyond that, we will have him buried - but don't have those plans yet. We do not plan to do a funeral, but perhaps a graveside family service. We still have plenty of arrangements to make and this is likely going to be a process that extends through the next couple weeks.
We are so thankful for all the words of encouragement and support we have rec'd and thankful for all the prayers!
We are also thankful that God did indeed choose to completely HEAL Jackson - it just wasn't in the way we had hoped.
Again, thank you for all the prayers and love and support for our family!

3 comments:

Kristin West said...

Angela, Ed and family-Our family is so very sorry that you guys are haing to experience this. Please know that your family is in our thoughts and prayers and will remain there in the weeks to come.

Court said...

Dear Sustalas,

Austin, Ben and myself send you nothing but love and positivity.

You are in our thoughts and prayers, pleas let us know if there is anything at all we can do.

court

Missy @ It's Almost Naptime said...

Oh, Angela. I am holding you in my prayers and grieving with you.

One day, in heaven, there will be a long line of us moms behind you to hug sweet Jackson.

May God's peace surround you and your family like a cloud.

Love, Missy