Thursday, March 20, 2008

Alicia is in labor

This morning we had an appointment with Dr. Jacob. At our appointment we mentioned that the baby has been moving a little less than normal (secretly hoping that they would induce labor). When the doctor heard this he said that it would be best to go in for monitoring, so we went over to the hospital for a non-stress test.

By the time we got to the hospital we were a little excited and nervous, but the hospital staff was very reassuring. The test showed the baby was doing well except that there was a little drop in his heart rate. Since the baby is already overdue the doctor at the hospital (Dr. Gamette) decided to go ahead and try to induce labor.

After waiting a while for monitoring and waiting to get the go ahead to admit us to labor and delivery we got admitted to a room with an amazing view of Mt. Timpanogos. You should really see this room. I'll take a picture and post it later. Anyway, once we got into the delivery room (about 1:30pm) the nurse started Alicia on some pitocin to induce labor and now we're just waiting to see if it does the job. We're very excited and we'll try to keep everyone posted on Alicia's progress today.

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