So much has happened since I took my little pre-baby blogging break.
First I will say that I did the full bedrest thing and Disney Baby stayed put until 38 weeks!!!! That was a huge blessing and we are thankful he was born healthy. There were concerns because I was GBS positive and labor very fast but I will share his birth story later this week.
When the baby was born the Red Cross tracked down G.I.Joe and he was able to talk to us on the phone for a little. That was on February 9th. Since then I had gotten a couple emails from him but no phone calls. They were trying to figure out when they could spare him so that he could come home on leave and meet his son. Last night at 11:30 I got an email from him and honestly I can't even remember now if I responded to it or not.
This morning my Mom took Lucy downstairs for me and Disney Baby and I were just laying in bed getting a little more sleep. The ringing phone woke me up and I almost didn't answer it since I didn't know the number. Then I realized it could be G.I. Joe so I picked up. The woman on the other end asked if I was the wife and I said yes. She then led with "I'm calling from ______________ to inform you your husband has been in an accident." Immediately tears started pouring and my heart rate sky rocketted. Finally she explained he was okay, they were just waking him up and that I could talk to him. Apparently he was really close to a mortar that went off or hit a building or something. I'm still fuzzy on a lot of details because it was a shock and when we were on the phone I didn't think to ask much besides "Oh my God, are you okay???" All I could do was keep looking down at the sleeping boy next to me that he hadn't been able to meet yet.
His jaw/face and leg were injured but one of the medics taking care of him talked to me also and said he is expected to make a full recovery. He's being sent home very soon so that he can heal in a clean, comfy place. After that I'm assuming if everything does heal normally he will head back over there. I'm just so thankful he is okay but still very shook up. It could have been so much worse and there was a point where I didn't know if he was alright and it just crushed my heart. That was the scariest moment of my life. I can't even describe what it felt like to hear that news and then to hear his voice again. I cannot wait to get him home and in my arms again. Today was also his birthday! We will have MUCH to celebrate when he gets back.
I had to tell Lucy tonight that Daddy got some "boo boos" while he was working so he is going to come home and rest a while to get better. She said that made her really sad but she is excited to cheer him up and make him feel better.
I never want to relive another day like today again. But it has really made me so grateful and given me a new found perspective on life. I will post pictures and all about Disney Baby's birth soon. But here are a few pics from right after he was born...