Well, there's been a small change since my last post. Julie went into labor!!!!
When I talked with her yesterday and found out that she wasn't progressed any further, I decided to stay in Fergus and go to youth group, do some laundry, and get packed. Everything took longer than expected (too busy looking at blogs!) so I went to bed fairly late. Then, at 6:45 this morning my phone rang. It was my mom calling to say that Julie and David were on their way to the hospital with strong contractions 3-5 minutes apart. I quickly hopped in the shower, grabbed my bags and hit the road! I'm sure glad I had packed last night, since I was now leaving a few hours earlier than planned.
I got a few updates from the road, and found out that they arrived at the hospital at 7:00, she was dilated to 4cm, and they wanted to keep her. A little later the update was that the MD came in and broke her water. It was all I could do not to speed! I'm thankful for cruise control! I sure knew that I would get here on time, but I didn't want to miss out on ANYTHING!
I arrived at 10:30am and found Julie having really stong contractions one right after the other. I got a quick smile out of her, then she was in her "zone". It's now almost 2:00pm and she's got an epidural in (and IMMEDIATELY felt some pain relief!) and is dilated to 6cm. There'll be a baby today!
I'm so thankful that we don't have to wait anymore! On the way down here, I had tears welling up in my eyes thinking about watching my sister deliver her baby. I thought about watching my dad hold his grandbaby for the first time, and my mom's dream about becoming a grandma finally getting realized. What a huge blessing!
PS-On a side note, following my friend Shannon's lead, I'd love to give a quick "shout out" to all my ghost readers and invite you to leave a comment. I'd love to hear from you!! It's pretty easy to leave a comment, just choose "annonymous" then type your name at the end of the comment. It would be great to tell Julie about the people thinking about and praying for her today!