Sunday, July 24, 2005

The End/Beginning is Nigh

As I was showered with gifts yesterday, I began to realize that there is soon going to be something to put into all the pink rompers and creepers and onesies. The child within is now considered full term. At our last doctor’s visit, we were told that it would be best if we scheduled a time to deliver. This will allow the doctors to control how long I am off of the blood thinners (long enough to deliver, but not long enough to clot again). I’ve planned birthday parties before, but never an actual birthday. Seems a bit overwhelming.

Matt’s last day of work at the clinic is August 1. He will start the chaplaincy program at Baptist Hospital August 15. Hopefully this baby will come sometime in between those dates. If not, the hospital has agreed to be flexible with when he starts.

I just thought that you all (whoever still reads our sparse thoughts) would like to know all of that.


Joshua Daniel Franklin said...

We're hoping everything goes well! It's hard to believe we were sort-of in the same boat 11 days ago, wondering when the baby would come. By the way, Molly put up even more pictures at

Anonymous said...

Babies are awesome!

Pat Frank said...

I am so happy for the two of you. Please keep posting notes on your blog. It's the only way I can keep up with you. I know you are so excited and anxious about the baby being soooooo close. Congratulations to Matt for going through the chaplain program. I'm sure he will be very good at it. Hugs and kisses to you both.

Anonymous said...

I have heard from a very reliable source that the DATE is AUGUST 3rd!

Myles said...

i almost did the chaplaincy thing a couple of years ago, so good luck. and congrats on the Lumpkin!

Anonymous said...

In case there is someone out there who reads this who has not heard:
Eleanor Katherine is here.
All six pounds and one ounce.
born Wednesday, August 3rd at 11:27pm.
baby, mother and father are doing fine.

Anonymous said...

awesome news!! good to hear that everything is well



Joshua Daniel Franklin said...

Congratulations! Can't wait to hear the story and see some pictures. (Matt, a hint: Flickr Export is your friend.)