A quick update with some more great pictures from Missy. (http://melissarosephotography.com/)

Followed by some not so great news... For those that haven't seen the 'press release':

On Monday morning when Jamie was at work, her water broke. She was taken to the clinic next to work and then transferred to United Hospital in St. Paul. These last 36 hours have been extremely nerve-wracking as we don't really have control of anything and have been inundated with doctors, tests, uncertainties... What we do know is that Jamie is not in labor, no contractions, no pain, etc. What we also know is that Jamie will be in the hospital until our little girl is born. The goal will be 34 weeks (6 weeks from now), but every day is critical for baby's development.

This news has been extremely difficult to swallow. This obviously will be a huge change to our family - but it is only short term. We know that Jamie and Baby are in the best hands and they will do everything they can to provide the best care for Jamie and our little one.

Jamie's Contact Info:
Telephone - 651-241-7356 (This is direct to her room)
United / Children's Hospital (333 N Smith Ave. St. Paul) Room 2334
jamie_dunphy@hotmail.com (we will have a laptop for her shortly)

Sylvia and I are trying our best to figure out a routine to get through this time. We will likely attend BBQ's / B-day parties / etc... to try to keep life as normal as we can. I know you will ask what can be done to help and all I can say is anything you want to do, I am fine with.

Thank you all for your thoughts during this time.

Tonight we decided it was time for Sylvia to see Mommy. She did great (and so did Jamie)... When we left it was a bit tough, mostly due to Sylvia's comments.
A: OK, we need to go home now.
S: But I don't want to.
J: It is OK, I will see you soon
S: I want mom to come home
J: I need to stay at the hospital so baby is OK
S: But I love you
(A & J trying to hold it together after hearing Sylvia say that)
J: I love you to

I can't thank you all enough for the support we have gotten thus far. Hopefully we can get some sort of routine set up over these next couple months. As tough as it may seem, we need to stay positive... for example, we have already made it three days! Hopefully another 36 or so until baby decides to show up. Until Chapter Two...


Liz said...

Arg. Are you trying to make all of us cry too?

Since I've already inundated both of you with emails about everything else, I'll just comment on the pictures: I love them all but that last one is PERFECT!