Saturday, September 5, 2009
What a day and it's only 11:30!
well, it's been quite the morning. Neither Thomas or myself slept much last night so starting the induction at 5 am was a bit of a challenge! After a few hours of contracting and using coping mechanisms we decided to get an epidural. I am so happy that we did! My progress (if you can even call it that) has been so slow and it looks like we'll be in this 1st stage of labor for quite a few more hours, so I am happy to be able to breathe and not be in "survival mode" trying to get through contractions! Thomas is doing a great job as my coach! He helped do some counter-pressure, massage, positive encouragement and just loved me. He's pretty happy about the epidural as it has made his job much easier! :) Baby's doing well too. She has a steady heart rate, and responds well to contractions. At this point we're really unsure of when she'll come, but don't worry, if she comes during the game (BYU's 1st football of the season) Thomas has ESPN 360 all worked out so he can watch online! Thanks again for all the love!!