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This is Stacy, a friend of Farah's.
Farah's water broke today while she and E were at the Perinatologist office. She went in for a regular appointment and was 4 cm dilated. They did an amnio to check the baby's lung maturity and then a NST. After the NST Farah stood up and her water broke. They were on their way home to get the baby bag for the hospital and expected to be at the hospital by 12:30.
I am sure Farah and E would appreciate and prayers, good wishes, happy thoughts, etc. for a safe and uneventful delivery.
2:50 pm edit: Just talked to Farah and they are checked in and just hanging out. The doctor (OB) is set to arrive at 6:00 or so Farah thought. As we were talking the doctor (could have been a different doc from the OB) walked in and she had to hang up. She had a heparin shot this morning and that is delaying getting things going. I did get to read her several of your comments and she is very appreciative of the support, prayers and well-wishes. I will update again when I can.
5:00 Farah sent a text message. She is 6 cm dilated.
5:20 I talked to another mutual friend who spoke with Farah and she has not gotten her epidural yet. The contractions up to this point have not been very painful. Now they are getting closer together and more painful. The OB has been there. Will post when I know more.
6:20 Via text message: "Epidural in at 620. Feelin no pain."
8:17 pm Via text message: "9 cm. contractions 1 to 2 min apart. Baby facing up. Working to get him face down by rolling side to side every 30 mins."
10:21 pm via text message: "Dr wants me to labor 1 more hr then access baby position".
Stacy here, looks like Mini likes the 10th better!
11:00 pm another text msg..Bab has turned and they have been given the okay to start pushing They are just waiting for the doctor.
12:28 am - text message - Mini made his grand arrival at 12:02 am on June 10th! From what I can tell, all is well. I'll let Farah post the proud details (or someone else, I'm sure there will be tons of people talking to her first thing tomorrow) - (this update was from another friend)