Push...Push...Breathe! Push...Push...Breathe! I think that's how it's supposed to go...or at least something like that. I think I am getting much better at this whole SUPPORT PERSON role!
What a day this has been. We arrived at our vacation spot around 6:15 PM and quickly got acquainted with all of the ammenities and lavish living quarters that we will be enjoying for the next several days (aka Hotel De Memorial). Jessica has been such a trooper throughout this whole process. From the moments that she was first hooked up to the monitors, Jessica has been experiencing regular contractions. She didn't even realize she had been having them for some time. They were less than 5 mins apart when she arrived.
Dr. T came in and started the induction process about 2 hours ago (9pm CST). Jess elected the balloon induction method (versus cervadil). Although induction was not necessarily part of her birth plan, her high blood pressure took precedence over her Type A personality.
Since that time, the contractions have steadily increased in frequency and intensity (no pit has been used- contractions are all natural). Jessica continues to be in great spirits and is motivated by the outpouring of love and support from all of our great family and friends. Please continue to share your love and prayers throughout this process as we know it will only get more and more difficult over the next hours.
At this time, we are not expecting Bubs to walk the red carpet until at least sometime tomorrow. If Jess has any say in this, though, Bubs will be moonwalking his/her way to the nursery ASAP!
That's all for now! Stay tuned for future updates as the contractions and pushing and breathing and screaming commence.