This is Matt Peppley, reporting live from UW Labor and Delivery, Sixth Floor, Room 4. We have been officially checked into the hosptial since 9 pm on Wednesday, December 7th - a day that will live in infamy - and still no baby. Of course, that is good. We don't want her to come too soon. We have met about a dozen doctors, resident doctors, and student doctors, and a few nurses too. So far we like them all.
Our nurse for the night, Carmen, is taking a last set of vitals and then we will be left mostly to our own resources. Hopefully we can get some measure of sleep tonight.
Alissa was given some meds to help her cervex loosen up, and in the morning between 6 & 8 we will start petosin (spelling? who besides medical professionals know?). The goal is to have Anna be born during normal business hours.
I want to warn you that we may not be able to post much - if at all - for the next 24-48 hours. So we apologize in advance for keeping all of our faithful followers in the relative dark.
Also, I want to say thank you - again. I imagine that's not the last time you will hear me (or Alissa) say that, so get used to it. We are overwhelmed by all of the comments on this blog, on Alissa's Facebook page (Matt still hasn't joined the 21st Century...), and all of the other places we are hearing from you. We even got a comment from Finland! How cool is that!?!?
We also love to hear about all of you who have gone through similar trials and have survived. You have paved our way, so now we know how to succeed! Thank you (see? I told you...).
I'm going to sign off for now. Hopefully you will hear positive news sometime tomorrow.
Love you all!