Friday, September 22, 2006

~:B I M P • I S • R E A D Y:~

After such a long trip, we are cleared for take off! Bimp's lung maturity results came back loud and clear - he is ready.

I will be prepped tomorrow morning here in my room at 6:00 and will be downstairs in the anywhere from 7:00 - 8:00. Surgery is scheduled for 9:00. After living in this four-walled room for a month, they will cut a little window out for Bimp and I to leave - together - to meet you all on the other side.

Next time you get an e-mail from Doug or me, we'll be parents. Oh joy. I cannot explain in words how I feel. Bimp and I enjoyed our last meal together tonight, connected by a physical cord. Mom, Dad and Doug brought a yummy dinner and we chinked our styrofoam cups together in a toast to honor this long journey's end of waiting. It's a little sad, saying goodbye to this pregnancy, though I'm so looking forward to the next stage.

The next time I see Bimp, we'll be breathing the same air. I imagine we'll both be crying.

Sweet dreams,



Doug Elser said...

it's been an incredible ride, to be sure. the dinner *was* yummy, and anne is the loveliest pregnant woman i've ever seen.

and one of the funniest, wouldn't you agree?

Nancy said...

Ready, set, gooooooo!

Tania Rochelle said...

I know you're going to be busy loving Bimp and all this afternoon, but --PLEASE--someone in that room post a picture today.

Until then, thoughts/prayers your way.

Ten minutes.

Anonymous said...

Welcome to your world, young Bimp! Many blessings on you and your wonderful, loving family! What an exciting, laughter, hug & kiss- filled life you have before you! First, your mom & dad will just delight in getting to know you, relishing in your precious "realness"! I'm waiting to read Mom's next post!

Harpy said...

WELCOME!!!!! I am SO excited and relieved for you. Good luck on life, Bimp! You have a lot of people praying for you!

Mo said...

hurry, i'm dying in down here in Houston!

Angie said...

Yay! Happy Birthday, Bimp! Congrats, Anne and Doug.

minus five said...

umm, hello... i didn't come all the way down to atlanta for nothing... where's the kid?