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1.54p – Aaron Michael Sage is born – 6 lbs. 2oz. 

1.15p – Nurse just checked Michelle and she’s at 9.5cm.  She went from a 4 to 9.5 in about 1.5 hrs.  The nurse is predicting the baby to be born by 2.02p.   When I asked the nurse what caused Michelle to go so quickly she said, “Michelle’s just made to have babies”.

12.45p – just got the epidural and at 4cm

11.45a – They increased the pitosin dosage; contractions are about 2.5 minutes apart and intensifying

8.30a – After walking the halls for 30 minutes to try to speed up the process, Michelle got her IV and a dose of Pitocin.  She’s about 2 centimeters dialated with contractions about every 5 mins.  She’s now confined to her bed but still feeling great – lots of energy and excited for the marathon that lies ahead.

6.15a – We’re checked in, and Michelle got fitted with the ever-popular, never out-dated, backless hospital gown.

Michelle woke up at 3.45a today with a ‘dripping’ sensation.  Shortly thereafter she woke me up saying, ‘I think my water broke’.  While we waited to see if the ‘faucet’ would continue running, Michelle consulted her pregnancy book to diagnose her symptoms.  She had almost all the text books signs of her water breaking.  We then called the Mercy Nurse hotline.  After answering a series of questions, the nurse said we should go to the birthing center.  That’s where we are now.

We’ll try to keep you all posted on how things are progressing; however, if you’re anything like me – skip the details and get to the main point – you can just check back to the blog in the next day or two to see how it all turns out.

Although the baby is a few weeks early (Michelle’s due date is May 14), the nurses and doctor don’t seem too concerned.  In any case, we would appreciate your prayers for a safe and fast delivery and a perfectly healthy boy, if that’s God’s will.