Monday, July 30, 2007

11 Hours and Counting...

After all the waiting and anticipation of the big day, it is hard to believe that it is nearly here. I am very ready to not be pregnant anymore, but am a little nervous about everything that will be happening tomorrow.

Apparently, getting ready for a scheduled c-section is an all night process. In about an hour or so, I will have to take a "cleansing" bath to help get rid of any bacteria that might be present. Around midnight, they will come in and put not one, but two IV's in (better safe than sorry is their motto.) Then I will need to take another cleansing bath, in case anything was missed the first time. At 5 am they will take me down to the Labor and Delivery area, where they will continue to prep me. (Don't ask me what they are going to do during those 3 hours before delivery, but they insist that it takes that long!)

The delivery itself should be quite the "birthday" party. There will be three people there for each of the babies. For me, there will be Dr. Park, who is the resident that will actually be doing the slicing, Dr. Elliott, and another doctor doing a fellowship with the practice, Dr. Freeman. Then there will be a couple of nurses for me as well as the anesthesiologist. In addition to the medical people, there will be two videographers and a still photographer from the hospital PR. Last, but definitely not least, there will be my husband, Jayson, and hopefully my Mom and my Aunt. There is a separate viewing room (which doesn't really have a view of me, more of the babies once they are delivered and in their incubators) where my kids, dad and other family members can watch some of the excitement.

I can't wait to meet all these little ones and I hope that all will go well with the delivery for both the babies and myself. I can't express how grateful I am for all the prayers and support that we have received throughout the pregnancy!!! Stay tuned for pictures of the Wilkinson Quints!!!
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36 comments:

Anonymous said...

Congratulations tomorrow! There will be many many many people thinking about you and praying for everything to go just perfect! Can't wait to see photos!

Meridith said...

Congratulations! I am so happy for you and excited to see the babies! I love the names too! All y'all will be in my prayers for the next 11 hours (and beyond!)

Sheila said...

I just found your blog and am excited that I can be a part of the process. How exciting and a little (lot!) scary. Our prayers are with you and I wish you the best!

Anonymous said...

Thank You, for leting me follow all this for the past few months. It has been so exciting to check every day to see how things are going. I will be Praying for you.

Reesh said...

Holy crap I am soooo excited for you! Good luck with the birth, I can't imagine how excited you must be!!

Anonymous said...

I am another anonymous, praying, well wisher for you and all of your family. I want to thank you for sharing this with me. I have taken great comfort in reading your words. May God continue to bless you and your growing family.

Jeni said...

Hi Wishing you all the best for tomorrow and many happy and healthy years to come. My throughts and prayers will be with you all..

Jeni (Australia)

Catherine x said...

Good Luck sweetie. Everything will go great tomorrow and soon you'll have all 5 of your sweet babies in your arms............. If that is even possible ...lol

I'll be thinking of you and your family.
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Suzanne said...

holy cow! cant stop thinking about you guys today! God bless and cant wait to see the pics!

Anonymous said...

I have been reading your blog for a while now and I'm just so happy you all are doing ok. I hope you have a safe delivery today and we all can't wait for photos... babies are such cuties!

Carole said...

'Special prayers going up this morning for a safe delivery and big healthy babies! God bless the whole family with health and happiness!

MamaGuymon said...

We are keeping you all in our prayers today! I am so excited!!!

pj said...

I'll be on my way to the airport as these 5 little ones are being delivered. I'm so happy for you and Jayson. I can't wait to talk to Kaiya and Riley to hear their side of the story!! Will be thinking of you all day while I'm at airports and layovers.

Peter and Michael said...

Congratulations! I pray that everything goes well as I am sure it will.

Viviane said...

Special prayers and thoughts will be with you this morning Rochelle!!!!
I'm sure everything will be smoothly because of the way you are....always positive and with good energy

Have a safe and "fast" delivery!!!!!

Send pictures ASAP!!!!!

Love,
Viviane

Sara said...

Congrats and good luck!!!! Can't wait to see pictures!!!

Anonymous said...

Congratulations. We are praying for you and the babies.

Anonymous said...

Rachelle, Jayson and Whole Family: I prayed last night and again this morning for everything to go right. You guys have done an exceptional job, I have no doubt that you guys will continue doing things the right way. May God bless you and your Family.

Marjorie Ehrman (Fort Worth)

Tori said...

I've been following the blog since April and I can't believe the big day is finally here. Many prayers for a safe delivery and for the health of you, your new babies, and your friends and family.

Dane, Leo, Bray, and Ani said...

I'm another anonymous that came across your blog about two months ago. I have loved reading and checking back on your blog. I tell all my family and friends about you. I think your quints are very blessed to be born into such a wonderful family. Good Luck today. Will be praying for you and your babies.

Jill said...

I've been following your page all along the way! I guess the babies are born by now! Can't wait for pictures!

Melissa said...

Good luck this morning!!! I hope everything is going well!! Can't wait to hear all about it and see pictures of those beautiful babies!

Paige said...

They should all be here by now. Congratulations to all of you!

KT said...

go guys!!!!! I can't wait to hear news of the 5!!!

Melissa said...

Hey! I've been following your story! I've got goosebumps!! They are probably born already! Congratulations big time! *big hugs and many prayers*

Mari Hunziker said...

CONGRATULATIONS! and a BIG HAPPY BIRTHDAY to the babies. I am so excited for you and the bsbies. I will be praying for all to go extremely well. Bless your heart with the c-section preparation. I will have to have on in December for my baby. I am nervous a bit about that because of what I went through the first time. However, It was well worth all it took to get my little guy here. I love you all. GOD BLESS YOU!
Mari Hunziker

Murray Crew said...

What an exciting day! Brings back many memories when just 6 short months ago, my quad babies were born at 32 weeks. I will be praying for you and your entire family today and will also be anxiously awaiting their arrival. Blessings to all of you!
The Murray Crew
Jen, Brad, Isaac, Henry, Clark, and Brooks

www.murraycrew.blogspot.com

The Reed Family said...

YAY!!!!! This is Thom and Lisa Reed. I have been following your blog since Taylor Anderson made mention of your being pregnant with quints! All I can say is WOW!!! I am praying that all went well and everyone is adjusting. Can't wait to see the pics of the adorable babes!

Thom, Lisa and kids

The Matsens said...

Riley and Kaiya are in my sister-in-law's primary :) Small world! Ive been thinking of you the last 2 days, you getting ready to finally have your five children born! So excited and praying for you! Love, Karen and Brian

Anonymous said...

Big congratulations to you all! Welcome to the world, Kaydence, Kyndall, Kassidy, Rustin and Ryder!!

Anonymous said...

I am soooooooooooooooooooooooo jealous of you and your family...

YOU ARE SOOOOOOO LUCKY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Julia said...

I saw you out for dinner on Thursday night. I almost gasped when you walked by and wondered what blessing was going on inside you! Everyone around me marveled at your ability to be out and about. When I heard the news of the quintuplets being born in Phoenix, I knew it had to be you! And the pictures match! Congratulations on five healthy babies. God bless you and your family in every way in the days to come.

Anonymous said...

Congrats from New Hampshire!

-Jen

amy said...

Another Congratulations from New Hampshire!! You're all in our prayers May God Bless you with all that you need and more!!

Amy

Anonymous said...

CONGRATULATIONS! I AM SO EXCITED FOR YOU AND JAYSON. I COULDN'T IMAGINE HAVING FIVE LITTLE BUNDLES OF JOY. I BELIEVE THAT THEY WILL ALL GROW BIG AND STRONG. GOD WILL BE WITH YOU AND YOUR FAMILY NOW MORE THAN EVER. MAY GOD BLESS AND I WILL BE PRAYING FOR YOU.

morgan said...

My aunt had a c-section about 7 and a half months ago and there was a veiwing window and I could see the whole surgery it was an interesting experience.