She’s Having A Baby!!!

January 26, 2009

You’ll have to wait for the last chapters of Cole’s Creation, because he’s decided to come 3 weeks early.  Here are some pieces parts of the day as they happened. Thanks for the Love.

I woke up this morning at 5am to Kolette running to the bathroom. Now with Kolette being pregnant, multiple trips to the bathroom have been more standard than not of late. But, this trip had an urgency that I hadn’t seen before. It wasn’t long after that we were pretty sure her water had broken.

My aide got an earlier than usual wake-up call and came over to help me get ready to help Kolette get to the hospital. As we planned for this day we knew that we were going to have to do things different than other couples. But, in true Jason and Kolette fashion we took it up another notch.

Three weeks ago my car was in a minor fender bender. We thought if we took it to the shop this week it would be all fixed and repaired for the “big day.” Initially, when we took the van to the shop we thought we’d be fine getting by without a rental. I work from home and was prepared to spend the next few days at the house.

On Friday, we found out that instead of being finished before the weekend the work on the van wasn’t going to be completed until Monday. This was a little bit of a problem. We were scheduled to go to a childbirth class on Saturday. At first we talked about getting the schedule for the class, choose the critical parts and have Kolette go by herself. Deep in our gut that just didn’t feel right. So we called the place that rents handicap accessible vans to see if by chance we could rent one at the last minute. These places aren’t like your local Hertz. Often, they only have a few vans and getting one on short notice can be difficult.

Luckily, a van was available and we are able to go to class. This meant instead of me driving Kolette to the hospital, she drove me. (Some things change and some things don’t)

By 8:30 AM we were in the Labor and Delivery unit and nurse Jenny gave us a final confirmation that Kolette’s water had indeed broken and Coleman was on his way. They moved this into a delivery suite and got the Pitocin flowing. So now we sit and wait. I’ve got my iPhone, DVDs and laptop; Kolette’s got her books and the soundtrack from “The Holiday”–so we’re all set.

Just waiting for more contractions and an epidural.



  1. Whoo Hoo!!!
    You are going to be a DAD Jason, And of Kolette this cute little mommmy! that is so incredible. I am so excited for you both. Tell, Kolette remember her focal point, while pushing, and of coarse breathing. I used the flag on the wall by the TV(while Oprah was on), that hung from the Ceiling, while my aide, the nurses helped count, while I pushed. hardest part in the world in the delivery, pushing!(well for me it was rather exhausting, but, for my third one, It was about 20 minutes) Yikes.

    My husband just sat and watched. LOL

    I believe you all should be on Oprah, what amazement you both have achieved and now parents.
    God is good and created this little “Miracle”.

    Get some rest. I also thought it was so nice to try and nap along the process. Calm makes things so much easier and faster. I woke up from my nap to 9 Centimeters, so that was worth it.

    Will be following along. YIPPEE!!!

  2. I am sheering for you both.
    And for the little guy.

  3. WAHOO!!!!

    Keeping you guys in my thoughts and prayers!

  4. I’m so excited for you both!! My thoughts and prayers are with you! Yeah!!!!!

  5. Hi Kolette and Jason
    First thanks for allowing us to share this monumental event with you. This little guy is going to rock your world and shift your life’s path in a way that nothing else ever will.

    On a humorous note regarding your comment
    “Just waiting for more contractions and an epidural.”
    You may be waiting for more contractions but soon Kolette will be looking for the epidural. Giving birth is an wonderful thing but let me assure NO woman looks for “more contractions”. Ask me I know.

    There are many Happy Days ahead for both of you.

  6. WooHoo!!! Congrats! I am so excited for you guys; I can only imagine how excited you both must be. Can’t wait to see a pic of the little guy too!

  7. Checking back in before bed, praying for you all!!
    I can’t wait to meet him on the blog tomorrow.

  8. sending all good wishes your way!

  9. Jason and Kolette, hoping all went well! What a great day–your first baby! So happy for you both!

  10. Thank you for letting us know – takes me back instantly to the atmosphere of the hospital rooms where I had my 2 children. You will most certainly be in our thoughts during the next hours (hopefully not several!). This is your time and moment – and TRULY deserved. From one of your ‘A Life Well Crafted Students’. Renee

  11. Soooo happy for you guys!! A new world awaits you & it is indeed a wonderful one. I can’t wait to meet the little one at our class reunion. You are both such an inspiration – keep up the great work you are doing. Thank you so much for everything you do. This little one is every bit as blessed to have you two as parents as you are to have him. Good luck with the labor….and Congratulations!!!!!

  12. Congratulations, praying for all 3 of you!!

  13. Anxiously awaiting the wonderful news!! 🙂

    Jenny in MAine

  14. WooHoo! I am so excited for you guys! Prayers and hugs for you all!

  15. Congratulations. Wow-8 lbs 2 weeks early!

  16. 8 lbs?! He’s here?! Can you tell I’m waiting for updates?! Com’on Dad!

  17. Congrats, congrats to such a phenomenally deserving set of parents! Wow, thank you Lord.

  18. Congratulations! “Anyone who thinks women are the weaker sex never witnessed childbirth.”

  19. How exciting for you both – follow both your blogs, mostly due to my scrapbooking quilting background.

  20. Can’t wait to hear how it all went! Congrats to both of you! I’m so excited for you!

    God bless….


  21. Hey Jason – thinking about you guys and hoping all is well!

  22. Congratulations! Enjoy your little bundle of joy!

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