Monday, June 9, 2008

Mini Vann on his way

(scroll down for updates)

This is Stacy, a friend of Farah's.

Farah's water broke today while she and E were at the Perinatologist office. She went in for a regular appointment and was 4 cm dilated. They did an amnio to check the baby's lung maturity and then a NST. After the NST Farah stood up and her water broke. They were on their way home to get the baby bag for the hospital and expected to be at the hospital by 12:30.

I am sure Farah and E would appreciate and prayers, good wishes, happy thoughts, etc. for a safe and uneventful delivery.

YEAH!! Woohoo!!

2:50 pm edit: Just talked to Farah and they are checked in and just hanging out. The doctor (OB) is set to arrive at 6:00 or so Farah thought. As we were talking the doctor (could have been a different doc from the OB) walked in and she had to hang up. She had a heparin shot this morning and that is delaying getting things going. I did get to read her several of your comments and she is very appreciative of the support, prayers and well-wishes. I will update again when I can.

5:00 Farah sent a text message. She is 6 cm dilated.

5:20 I talked to another mutual friend who spoke with Farah and she has not gotten her epidural yet. The contractions up to this point have not been very painful. Now they are getting closer together and more painful. The OB has been there. Will post when I know more.

6:20 Via text message: "Epidural in at 620. Feelin no pain."

8:17 pm Via text message: "9 cm. contractions 1 to 2 min apart. Baby facing up. Working to get him face down by rolling side to side every 30 mins."

10:21 pm via text message: "Dr wants me to labor 1 more hr then access baby position".
Stacy here, looks like Mini likes the 10th better!

11:00 pm another text msg..Bab has turned and they have been given the okay to start pushing They are just waiting for the doctor.

12:28 am - text message - Mini made his grand arrival at 12:02 am on June 10th! From what I can tell, all is well. I'll let Farah post the proud details (or someone else, I'm sure there will be tons of people talking to her first thing tomorrow) - (this update was from another friend)

70 comments:

waitinginline said...

HOORAYY!!!! I AM SO EXCITED FOR YOU GUYS!!!!! YAY!!!!!!

Cindi said...

Wow! I'll keep them in my thoughts and prayers!

Delenn said...

best wishes!

Elizabeth said...

wow!!!

Shelby said...

Yeah!! You'll all be in my thoughts today!! Hoping for a fast and easy delivery!

Baby Steps to Baby Shoes said...

That is wonderful news! Praying for a swift and easy labor and anxiously awaiting news about your baby boy!

Amy said...

Yea Farah! Mini decided he wanted to make his entrance early! Keeping you in my thoughts!

Busted said...

Such exciting news! Best of luck to the family!

Leah said...

Yay! Can't wait to hear about the debut of Mini Vann! Please tell Farah she's in my thoughts and I'm thrilled for her!

Meghan said...

Can't wait to see pics of Mini Vann! Good luck Farah!

alison said...

OMG!! Woohoo!! Mini is on his way!! :)

Kim said...

Woo Hoo!! How exciting!!!!r

Adriane said...

OMG - That is great!!!! So excited - can't wait to hear an update!

Baby Deux! said...

SO EXCITING! Anxiously waiting an update....

A New Beginning said...

Well so much for the mucous thoughts huh? My thoughts are definitely with you all. I can't wait to see pictures and hear stories.

Jackie said...

Wow! That's great, I can't wait to hear more!

Jen said...

Woohoo! Can't wait to hear an update!

Kathy V said...

Oh farah, I know that Mini is a little early but I am so excited for you. I hope everything goes well and you get to have the kind of delivery that you want. I am just so excited for you. jumping with joy for you.

I think that crib went up just in time. Hopefully you have a car seat already so Mini can go home once he arrives. Can't wait for updates.

Pamela said...

Farah -- HOW EXCITING...

Hooray -- I'll be thinking of you!


Love,

Pam

wanttobeamom said...

Oh my! I hope everything goes well! I don't know why, but I was definitely NOT expecting this announcement today. I will pray for Farah and Baby!

gracechild said...

that's so exciting. Please give my love & best wishes to Farah

Marcy "meg" said...

I was not expecting this today either! Send her our best wishes and I can't wait to hear the great news.

Jendeis said...

Praying for an easy and healthy birth for all the Vanns!

seussgirl said...

OH MY!
Anxiously waiting updates, and prayin for all of you!

Chas said...

What!? I wasn't expecting this!! I can't wait to hear more!! You're in my prayers!!

Morrisa said...

OMG!! YaYY!!! I am so excited!!!!

Cibele said...

Dear Farah, I am so excited for you. Lyla was born at 36 weeks and 4 days, my water also broke. I am sure that your little one will be just fine. I can;t wait to meet him

In and Out of Luck said...

Good luck Farah! So exciting!

The Town Criers said...

GAAAAAAAAAAAAAAH! You could literally be delivering as I write this. I'm so excited for you guys. Good luck--to an easy delivery and recovery.

Truck Driver Wife said...

Good luck on a speedy healthy delivery. I cannot wait to be introduced to the little prince.

Polka Dot said...

eeeep! I bet she was surprised hah Good thing they worked on that nursery this weekend!

I can't wait to hear the details!

Kristen said...

OMG - freaking out over here! I can't wait for an update. Easy labor vibes to you and can't wait to meet Mini! XOXO

sara said...

Yay Farah, I'm rooting for you and mini! Can't wait to see a picture of you mini! Thinking of you and your fammily :-)

lub said...

Oh my oh my! I just logged in and just had this feeling I had better check on you!!! Can't wait to hear all of the details. Sending positive vibes and prayers your way!!! :)

My_Herstory said...

OMG!!!! Awwwwww!! Sending you and the family the very best wishes!!! I'll keep checking back for updates! Yay Farah!!!

christina(apronstrings) said...

EEECCCKKKK! so exciting.

lady in waiting said...

YAY FARAH!!! So exciting :) Good luck today!!!

BrownEyedGirl said...

Farah, This is soooo incrediably exciting!! Thinking of you, E and the little GUY! :) Wishing you a speedy and easy delivery!!!

bethkyle said...

Oh yay! Oh yay! Come on Mini!!!!!!

tobacco brunette said...

Oh my God!!! SO exciting...good luck Farah!

Katie said...

Oh, Farah! Praying so hard for you and Mini! I can't wait to see pictures!

Love you tons, Girl!

Caba said...

So excited for you! Can't wait to hear about the arrival of mini vann! Hope everything goes smoothly and wonderfully!

My_Herstory said...

YAAAAAAY! Mini, you're almost here!!! Yaaay!!

waitinginline said...

Come on Mini! Turn for Mama!

My Reality said...

How exciting, Farah! Nothing but good thoughts being sent your way!!

Thanks for the updates, Stacy!

Kim said...

Go Farah, Go Farah, Go Farah! kq

Mommy Someday said...

Wow, Farah!!! Whoo Hoo!!!!!!!! I can't belive it!! Congrats!!! I can't wait for pictures and to hear how it all went :-).

Shelby said...

Love the updates Stacy!! Thanks so much! I can't wait to see how things progress!!

WISHING...HOPING...and PRAYING said...

omg...this makes things feel so real for me b/c you are just a month ahead of me. love the updates....keep checking up on you. glad the epidural is in! can't wait to hear the good news!

SAHW said...

Yay!!! Hope all goes well! You're so close! Looking forward to the update!

JJ said...

Thinking of the whole Vann Family!!!

The Town Criers said...

The baby must be here? If it has been an hour? Hey Mini Vann!

missedconceptions said...

Farah, E and Mini -- Happy, happy birthday to all of you! (I assume that if you are 9cm, Mini will arrive today!)

This is just so very exciting!!!

Heather said...

How exciting!! I can't wait to meet the little guy!!

Delenn said...

Wishing you lots of luck!!

My_Herstory said...

Still thinking of ya's, can't wait to come back tomorrow and check out the updates. Can't wait to see pic's of Mini!
Stacey, thankyou very much for keeping us updated!!

Becky said...

OMG!!! I'm so excited!!! I read your blog all the time (but I'm not usually much of a commenter) and I just couldn't believe it when I saw this post!!! I so can't wait to see pictures of your little man and the happy family!!! I also love the updates on this post!!! Good luck... I wonder if your little guy is here yet as I write this???

Dreamer4agift said...

Go Mini Go!!!!!!!!!!!

Glenna Marshall said...

AH, Farah!!!!!!!! I can't believe I'm just now catching up at 11:00 (your time) pm!! Praying for you--you are probably holding your son right this minute! I'm SO happy for you! Can't wait to see pics.
Blessings!

the kids mom said...

the suspense is killing me! I will be refreshing all night!

Katie said...

This is sooooooo exciting!

Cibele said...

Go Farah and Mini... you're aLmost there1

Geohde said...

Nearly there Farah!

J

lori said...

how exciting!!!! YAY for you guys! i can't wait to read that the baby is here.

thinking of you!

waitinginline said...

Congralations Farah & E! Welcome to the world Mini!

Two Hands said...

*bounce bounce bounce* Jumping around in happiness for you. Congratulations!

Ms. Infertile said...

Hooray! So excited for you! Congratulation and can't wait to hear updates from you when you're ready.

oh2btigger said...

Congratulations! What an exciting day for you!

Diana said...

Congrats!!! Such wonderful news!!!

Road Blocks and Roller Coasters said...

YAY! Congrats! I can't for the pics and details! :)