Tuesday, August 21, 2007


Well, we had a doctor's appointment this afternoon along with a non-stress test. If Baby Baker hasn't decided to make an appearance before Thursday (the 23rd), we go to the hospital at 6:00 pm on Thursday night for an induction. I will be receiving medicine throughout the night to soften my cervix and then they will start me on the petocin Friday morning to induce labor. Hopefully my labor will progress normally and we won't leave the hospital until Baby Baker has arrived, but my doctor warned me that there is a chance they will send me home Friday if I don't progress... If this would happen, we will go in a few days later and try the induction again.... The goal is to avoid c-section if at all possible.... So that's the plan.. My doctor is not too concerned with Baby Baker's size and he says both the baby and I are doing fine... So that's the plan....

Also, my (Ashley's) mom is going to be having back surgery sometime within the next few days or week (we'll know for sure tomorrow morning)... Unfortunately, the surgery she had less than a year ago was not overly successful and she is having more problems. She's been having some troubles for awhile now and went to see the surgeon today... He suggests surgery asap to try and prevent some pretty serious problems long-term. Needless to say, this has been kind of a shock for all of us. Mom was really hoping to be involved in the birth of her first grandchild and planning on spending some time at our house after he is born... It now looks like there is a chance she won't be able to be with me (or the baby) at the hospital and that we will be recuperating together at home after we both get out of the hospital. We're both taking this pretty hard as we are so close and really wanted to be able to be there for each other. We would appreciate all of your prayers as we embark on this next week. We know that God is in control, but sometimes it's hard to trust completely that He has a plan.... We will keep you posted on all the latest updates...


  1. Drew, Ashley, and Baby Boy Baker:
    Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. God bless you as you prepare for this awesome, life changing event. Baby Boy Baker couldn't be more loved!

  2. Drew, Ashley, and Baker boy (Bake):

    We are praying in Ney for you too!!! God has a wonderful plan. Rest in Him!!! and enjoy all that is ahead. See you at Parkview!!!

    Love you,


  3. Hey Ash... I too was induced at 39 weeks and went to the hospital in the evening. THey gave me the medicine, which really didn't do much, but once they gave me the petocin in the morning, things really started moving along. I am sure you will progress just fine. We will be praying for you and your mom. See you soon!!!

  4. We're praying for you and thinking of your...Look forward to seeing this little boy and hearing good news from ya :)