Saturday, August 15, 2009

What A Day! Whew!


So Karen got up at 9am this morning contracting. Pretty good but spread apart. The boys had their baseball picnic and awards at 10 am so we went with our luggage in the car and with Gramma and Grampa already prepared to take Joshua and Jonathan should we have to exit early. Walking through the ball fields the contractions got closer and closer together. We were able to see both boys get their awards and play a little before Karen decided it was time to get closer to the hospital since we're a good 40-50 minutes away from the hospital we were supposed to deliver at. We drove in with contractions about every 5-6 minutes. They took us into the triage area and put Karen on the monitors and checked her cervix. She was still only dialated 3. How disappointing! But her contractions were still coming regular and getting harder. The doctor was hesitant to send us away so he convinced Karen to stay at least an hour and let him check her again. I got her some light food to eat since she was getting shaky since she missed the wonderful baseball picnic hotdog lunch! After the hour was up the doctor checked her again and she was still a 3! He advised us that he would discharge her, but if she could stay somewhere close for the night it wouldn't be a bad idea just in case! We were discharged at 3 pm. We made the trek home with Karen contracting all the way. We arrived home approximately 3:45 pm and spoke with the boys for about 5 minutes and then Karen went to take a shower. On her way up the stairs her water broke! We were back in the car heading back to the hospital by 4 pm! We arrived at the hospital at approximately 4:25 pm. ((Shhh... don't tell the police! It's actually fun when you have a good reason to drive at approximately 100 MPH and to go through red lights! How exhilerating!)) And it's a good thing that Dad drove fast because Jeremiah was born at 5:05 pm! There was no stopping that boy from coming out! We hardly had time to get into a room and we didn't even have time to sign all the paperwork! The doctors weren't ready ... but Jeremiah was! There was a flurry of about 12-15 different nurses and doctors going this way and that but Karen pushed maybe three times and that boy came flying out - making it difficult for the doctor to catch him! Half the doctors who were supposed to be there didn't even arrive until after he was born! :)




He is beautiful.





Sorry no pictures... I expected him to be a world-wide phenomenon by now, but I left the camera with Karen at the hospital when I came home to put the boys down for the night. Tomorrow there will be pictures. Promise.





Joshua absolutely can't wait to go hold his baby brother tomorrow. Jonathan fell asleep on the car ride home (much slower than the car ride there by the way!). Me and Joshua had a good conversation about Jacob and Jeremiah. Joshua recognized that we were at the hospital where Jacob was born and of course had questions about whether Jeremiah was going to grow up and be healthy or if he was going to live a short life like Jacob. It was a great time of talking about how God is in control of each of our lives - how He is the Giver and Taker of lives and that our lives are but a vapor that appears for a moment and vanishes away. We got to talk about how we need to live each day for God for we don't know how long we have on this earth. Joshua then asked me why Jacob wanted to go up to heaven, or why God wanted Jacob in heaven instead of on earth. While I admitted that I don't pretend to know all the answers to that profound question, I did offer to him this idea: Sometimes God puts things in our lives to change us to be more like Him and to rely on Him and to know Him better. I believe that Jacob accomplished that in his short life and glorified God in that pursuit. We shared about how Jacob changed us, and changed our family, and changed our friends and even how Jacob changed some of you all around the world! And if that's all that God did through Jacob, then that's enough for me. His legacy lives on... oh to know the impact that he has left on each life.... only in Heaven.

16 comments:

Katie said...

Congratulations on your healthy beautiful baby boy. I can't wait to see pictures. How neat for him to have such a special older brother who can watch over him forever and two other brothers to teach him everything he needs to know. I know Jeremiah will be such a blessing to your family.

672BuffaloState said...

I love you guys. I can't wait to meet your 4th little boy and give him Italian hugs and kisses and read to him too! Jason, I could not have answered Joshua nearly as well as you did and you are right. Jacob was brought to us to change us, to remind us that we, our husbands/wives and even our children belong to Him.
Love Chrissy

Jackie said...

Congratulations! I have read your blog off and on since Jacob. Just popped in last night to see what you all have been up to! :-)

I have chills and am so very happy for the Fahmer Family!

Me and my Gurl said...

Congratulations!!!!!!!

Praise God for a beautiful baby boy.

Enjoy the blessings that God has given you.

See,Just proves that only GOD knows when each of us are to be born.

Give Karen a Hug "Well Done" and may God make each thought a blessing to remember.

Sonja - Fl

Emily said...

HALLELUJAH!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


I am SO very thrilled to hear this news. Welcome to the world, sweet baby Jeremiah! And congratulations to you sweet parents and big brothers Joshua, Jonathon and Jacob!!!

KingsLittleBlessings said...

So very happy for you!! I've been praying for your family for a long time now. And Jacob definitely made an impact in my life and that of my family. My children and I have prayed for you and many other families daily in our school time. What a blessing your family has been to ours. I can't wait to see pics of your newest little man, #4!! Have fun with him!!

dollymama said...

I knew there was a reason I'm up so late! To check the blog...and boy am I glad I did! Congratulations to your whole entire family on this new little blessing you have in Jeremiah...may God Bless you continually through his life as He continues to do through Jacob too! Glad Karen made it to the hospital for sure...that must have been a bit of a crazy drive :) Enjoy every moment!

Susie said...

Congratulations to the three big brothers! So glad that you all made it back to the hospital in time! Love and hugs from this side of the world! Can't wait to see pictures of this new one!

Anonymous said...

yeah, we are so excited and Thank ful Karen and Jeremiah are safe and well. And that Jason, Joshua and Jonathon get to hold your new little one. We love you guys!!
grandma judy and family

Hilary said...

YEAH!!!! Can't wait to see his handsome face!! :)

Sarah said...

Congratulations!!! I'm so excited for you! Glad you got to the hospital in time!!! :-)

Sarah from NM

Kenzie said...

YAY!! SO EXCITED FOR Y'ALL! He is beautiful and I'm so thankful for the time to talk about Jacob as well... Gods ways are sometimes a mystery, but how wonderful it is to trust in Him with a faith that doesn't NEED all the answers! What a beautiful blessing... all 4 of those precious boys!

Anonymous said...

Yea!! Congrats on your newest!

Just a Grandma said...

Congratulations! I had to laugh at the picture (in my mind's eye, of course) of the two of you racing back to the hospital. Glad you were safe though going at such speeds. He looks like a big, big boy!

Anonymous said...

Congratulations! How very blessed you are! The feast of the Assumption (8/15) for a birthday is very special. May God bless your whole family.

(long time reader(since Jacob was a few days old) first time commenter.)

Pauline said...

How blessed you are ... your 4 boys are so darn cute! Thanks for continuing to share your story! Enjoy the new bundle :)