May 7, 2012

11:37pm



We had pizza for dinner because it was the only thing she could imagine keeping down. Just the two of us. Out in the city. Brick walls, exposed beams in the ceiling. We sat there and talked nervously and ate a few slices and sipped on water, while two meaty elephants sat heavily on our chests.

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Saying it's hard to breathe doesn't begin to cover the emotions.

Seventy-seven weeks of pregnancy. Thirty-eight and a half on top of thirty-eight and a half.

One way or another, this will be over tomorrow.

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We drove home in the evening heat. There wasn't much else to say about it, so we talked about other things. We made almost every light.

36 comments:

Jamie said...

We are thinking of you guys at every moment.

Laura Beck said...

You guys have been on my mind. i can't even imagine what goes on in these last weeks, days, hours and mins leading up. and after even. hugging you in my heart. <3

My New Normal said...

Wishing you your happy ending this time.

Gwen Jackson said...

Always on my mind today.

katie illingworth said...

Saying prayers for your son.

Mary Beth said...

Been thinking of you guys so much these last few weeks. Today's the day. Lots and lots of love and courage and strength, as much as I have.

Can't wait.
xo

Molly said...

Hoping for a healthy mom and boy today! Love to y'all.

Dana said...

Thinking of all of you today.

Hanen said...

Sending all our good thoughts and hoping your son likes the beard! xxxx h

Tiffany said...

thinking of you both. continuing to pray for little man's safe arrival...

Tash said...

Today's the day. You guys have been on our minds since this morning. Holding our breath and waiting for news of baby boy's safe arrival into this world.

TracyOC said...

Fingers crossed for you. Sending all of the good vibes I can muster. Use the beard as an antenna to catch them.

Groves said...

"...while two meaty elephants sat heavily on our chests."

Today, elephants, be-gone!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Cathy in Missouri

Holly and Ddog said...

Josh,
I am an avid reader of your blog and a HUGE fan of the Jackson family.
Josh, Kari, Stella, Margot and the little guy.
Can't wait to "meet" him.
Cheering you on.
Holly

Emma (UK) said...

Thinking of you from across the pond xxx

SG said...

Thinking of your family today with hope and love.

Amy L. said...

Sending you love...

Anonymous said...

hoping for the safe arrival of your son.
you have been thru so much, and having him won't make anything about margot change,
but having him will bring you all so much joy, which will be a welcome reprieve after all these month of waiting.

thinking of you!

Anonymous said...

thinking of you

Linda Castro said...

Thinking and praying so hard for all of you today.
Linda Castro (friend of John and Patty)

Leah said...

Thinking of you so much today. (Lurker, from Glow). Absolutely cannot wait to hear the news about your son. I have hope for you.

Natalie said...

A usual lurker...coming out of hiding to say that I am thinking of you, all 5 of you...and waiting for news. Love from Canada

Alyssum said...

Also a lurker... I just needed to tell you that I am thinking of you, Kari, your little guy, Stella and of course Margot. Wishing you peace today. Good luck and I hope everything goes beautifully!

Anonymous said...

Lurker from glow sending hope.

Anonymous said...

Sending you all the good energy I have right now. Praying for a safe journey out for your little boy and for Kari.

Anonymous said...

Another lurker sending you hope. Hoping that baby boy is in your and Kari's arms right now.

Anonymous said...

Only breathing to whisper hope and prayers for your family.

Anonymous said...

Not sure of time differences but hoping that your son is safely in your arms right now, being snuzzled by the beard of hope.

Jill (Fireflyforever)

Nika M. said...

Sending you lots of hugs and prayers!

Estoked said...

Thinking of you guys today! Much love

Anonymous said...

and another (except we met once, when i bought a dresser from you years ago) - you have all been in my thoughts and prayers for weeks now, and now today is the day. prayers for a safe delivery and safe arrival of your new baby!

Anonymous said...

Have been keeping you in my prayers! Knowing the joy that will fill your lives like a "rainbow after a storm". I remember it well, the day my youngest daughter was born after my other daughter, Geri Ann had died....you hold your breath...but only for a wisp in time and breath in the most wonderful "joy in the morning"!!

Hope's Mama said...

Officially stalking you for updates now!
xo

surfjams said...

I'm stalking you too!!! Full of anxious anticipation for you. Update pleeeeeaaaaase :)

Renel said...

Was thinking of you and Kari all morning. Hoping everything went well...

loribeth said...

I am guessing/hoping/praying your baby boy is safely in your arms by now. Looking forward to an update!! : )

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