Sunday, January 23, 2011

Info on Caleb's birth

Caleb will be here in 4 days!  I wanted to post some information about our hospital stay for anyone wanting to visit us, contact us, or hear updates on how Caleb is doing.  Thank you so much for your prayers this week- we will need them for sure.  It feels so good to have so much support as we face such a challenging new time in our life.  

Here's what you might want to know:

1.  My c-section is scheduled for 9:30 a.m. this Thursday.  A friend of ours from church, Amanda, will be sending out a few texts that day to anyone who would like to hear about what's happening.  If you are interested in getting a few updates that day, please email me at with your cell phone number, and I will pass it on to her.  After Thursday, Daniel or I will be posting regular updates on this blog about Caleb's progress.  Please check here to see how our baby boy is doing, and for pictures.

2.  If you are interested in coming to visit, here is the address for where we will be: St. Vincents Women's Hospital, 8111 Township Line Road, Indianapolis.  To visit us, come to the main entrance at the Women's Hospital, which is door #10.  When you come in, the main information desk is right there, and you would just tell them our names and they will direct you upstairs to our room.  PLEASE:  If you want to visit us, which we would love, please call before you come to make sure it's a good time.  Caleb's condition will likely mean ups and downs, good days and bad days, and you wouldn't want to show up in the middle of a crisis.  So please call and check with us before heading over.  If you need our numbers, shoot me an email. 

3.  We don't know how long Caleb will be in the hospital, but the doctors say the best case scenario is 2-3 weeks.  Right now, Daniel plans to do a lot of going back and forth so he can be at home with Jonah as much as possible.  Please pray for Jonah during the next few weeks and months as he copes with being away from his mommy so much.  And please feel free to encourage Daniel with your support and presence.  He has expressed to me how much he hopes people will remember him while he's at home keeping life going while I spend the majority of my time at St. Vincents.  His phone number is 465-2246 and I'm sure he'd love to hear from you.

If you have any questions, please email me by Wednesday.  Thank you in advance for your prayers this week.  We are just ready to have Caleb here and see what exactly we're facing.  Here we go! 


  1. Will be thinking about all of you!

  2. Hi Katie. Thank you for this. My care for you guys will absolutely be leaning Danielward, both because I just intuitively love that guy, and esp now given your exhortation here. Caleb's birth date has been on my calendar since I have been aware of it. (It is also the same day that I submit my monthly IT credit card report.) Our hearts are right in there with you.

  3. Praying for you all!! Looking forward to hearing about the amazing ways God will continue to use little Caleb.

  4. We'll be praying for all four of you guys!

  5. We will be praying for you all on Thursday...especially little Caleb and will continue to pray and check back here for updates.
    Brooke Turnbough (Brandon's sister:)