Thursday, August 20, 2009


I've been up since 5am...this time not from Eli! I woke up and have not been able to go back to sleep!

Today is my last day of work for 6 weeks. I have a lot of mixed emotions about everything.

I'm SO excited to meet this little guy and have him join our family.

On the other hand, I'm feeling sad for Eli. I don't think he really understands what is about to happen. I know he'll love his brother, but I feel bad that he has to be away from us for so long while we're in the hospital. I wonder what his reaction will be? Will he be sad to see me in the hopsital? Will he not really care? I guess we'll find out soon enough!

I'm also getting really nervous about the c-section and recovery. It was not a horrible experience for me the first time, so I'm not sure why I'm so worried. I think it might be b/c I know what to expect! With Eli I had no idea...just walked in there waiting to see what will happen!

So today I will say goodbye to my class for a while...which I happen to enjoy! Hopefully I will get some better sleep tonight, but I'm not counting on it!!


Marc, Sarah, Luke, and Kate said...

Shannon -- It'll all go well for you guys tomorrow. Remember, it's all in God's hands. With that being said, I totally understand about you being nervous about the C-Section and recovery. I have already thought about that for me for next time. With Luke (as you were with Eli), you really didn't know what to expect. This time, you do. Plus, for me, Luke was such a last minute, very unplanned, C-Section. I just wanted him out safely -- as quick as possible. O.K., so I'm rambling. But, I understand that worry completely. But again, we both must know that it is all in God's hands. He'll take care of it. I'll be thinking of you guys tomorrow morning.

Jenny said...

I'm sorry you are so nervous! Everything will be fine. =) I know it is scary to have all of these things change at one time, but you are such a great Mommy and teacher, that everything will go well. =) We will be praying for you and your family today and tomorrow. Try to get some better rest tonight. =)
See you next week!

Amanda said...

We will be praying for you. All of your emotions are so expected...worrying about Eli, the surgery, everything...but I am POSITIVE that you will soon find out that EVERYTHING is just fine. God has it all worked out already.

No worries about the c-section...the 2nd goes just as well, if not better as the first! You'll just learn to hold and snuggle Eli in awkward positions to keep him off your stomach!

Kendall Smith said...

We're praying for you, too!!! And adding another child IS scary--but such a blessing, too. And Eli will soon not even remember what life was like alone. Really!

Allen and Debby Graber said...

"Do not fear, for I am with you; do not be dismayed, for I am your God. I will strengthen you and help you; I will uphold you with my righteous right hand." Isaiah 41:10 Can't wait to meet your little fella! Am praying!

Anonymous said...

It's all in God's hands!!!!!
We will be praying for you. All of your emotions are so expected..Thanks for sharing..
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