Wednesday, March 2, 2011

Two kids and a minivan.. day one

Indulge me for a moment as I make a random observation. There's something very strange about driving a borrowed mini-van, chock full of baby items that you have no idea how to use, to a state and town that you are not familiar with, to undergo a life changing experience that nobody could adequately prepare you for. On the other hand, there is something VERY exciting about an adventure that not very many people get to experience, travelled at a leisurely pace with your very best friend and partner in crime. To be able to blog remotely from a highway in rural West Virginia is also pretty darn cool. Keep that 3G rolling AT&T!

So to get everyone up to speed, we are making our way to Iowa in anticipation of Jack's arrival. Kelli has been suffering with seizures that her doctors have not been able to get under control. There was a period of time yesterday when we thought she would be induced last night. There was some concern from the doctor that Jack's lungs might not be quite ready. Results of an amnio confirmed this, so the decision was made to put off inducing for a few days, and buy Jack a little time. This bought US valuable time as well, and we are hopefully no longer in danger of missing his birth! In the meantime, Kelli is on bed rest at the hospital, and we are trying to see how many G's Grady's minivan can pull on the open road. Don't worry, we're merely getting it out of our system before the state of Iowa expects us to be grownups worthy and capable of caring for another human being.
A couple of shots before blowing town:






Yep, it's a Sheetz cup. Seriously? A road trip without Sheetz? NEVERRR. This will become problematic come potty time, but hey. We will cross that bridge somewhere in rural West Virginia.

For the record, Daron is killing me at the animals/graveyard game, but I'm holding my own at the license plate game.

TO BE CONTINUED......

- Posted by Elisa using her awesome IPad

7 comments:

Anonymous said...

hope you packed warm clothes!

Lisa said...

YESSS!! Sheetz...the official sponsor of ALL road trips. Loved the update and I'm so stinkin' excited for you! Can't wait for more updates!

Catherine said...

Hurray Hurray Hurray! I am so super excited for ya'll! I hate that I keep missing you at book club too. One of these days it'll work. :0)

Sofia L said...

YAY!! How exciting! I can't wait to hear more. I really can't wait to see pics of Jack Barnes. I'll keep you guys and Kelli in my prayers.

Katie C. said...

ROAD TRIP!!! Wooo Hooo!!! And you have the best reason ever! :o)

Three Little Brown Kids said...

Enjoy your last ever road trip in peace... hard to believe you are just hours away from meeting the little guy. Enjoy! Enjoy! Enjoy!

leah said...

DYING to know how today has been... And how tomorrow will be... And the day after that... SO excited for you!!!