8:12 PM-I just received a phone call from my brother, Tim. Candice was just admitted to the hospital and they expect Baby Laci to arrive sometime tonight or tomorrow!!! Please lift them up in prayer right now! Let me fill you in on a little bit of what’s going on. Yesterday Candice started feeling bad while she was at work. She walked next door to a doctor’s office and asked the nurse there to take her blood pressure. It was extremely high, so high that the doctor came in to see her and said she needed to go to the hospital right away to be checked out. After running labs on Candice and monitoring both her and Baby Laci at the hospital yesterday evening, the doctor sent Candice home with the instructions to return the following evening for additional lab work . When they arrived tonight Candice asked them to monitor her and the baby again. Initially all was well, but when the nurse came to check on her again Laci’s heartbeat suddenly dropped to 70 BPM. Tim said that the nurses began to immediately prepare Candice for delivery. They are going to make a decision within the next 30 minutes to either start pitocin for an induction or take Baby Laci by c-section. So again, please lift them up in prayer…for a healthy mama and baby! I’ll keep you posted!
8:57PM-Candice is receiving fluids right now and they will begin the induction soon! For now they do not feel that a c-section is necessary.
11:15PM-I just got off the phone with Tim and Candice. The baby is breech and they will now need to do an emergency c-section. Tim is getting on his gear so that he can go in with Candice while she has the procedure. Candice will be awake the entire time and they will both get to see the baby immediately afterward. Then Candice will spend about two hours in recovery before she will be able to see the baby again. They both sound so extremely excited to meet Baby Laci soon!! We are continuing to pray that the procedure goes well and that both mama and baby will do great!
11:40PM-Tim just called to say that he is sitting in a little chair all by himself outside the operating room waiting to be called in…this is a BIG moment…he’s about to be a daddy! He sounded so cute and so excited!!!!
12:10AM-SHE’S HERE!!! I don’t have too many details quite yet. I was told she weighs 5 lbs and looks a whole lot like her mama!! No status update on Candice yet, but baby is doing well. They are all watching Tim in the nursery with Laci. I was told that she has her two little arms wrapped around Tim’s wrist!!