The update on Julie's labor is that she's dilated to 8cm, but she hasn't been checked in a while now (nursing shift change). She got the epidural this afternoon, and felt some relief right away, however was still feeling pain -that sometimes got really bad. After an hour I checked with the nurse, who then bumped up her epidural and she's really felt good relief since then. Wish I would've checked sooner! So, at this time she's comfortable, and we hope she's dilated further, and she'll be able to start pushing soon. Please keep praying for her during the painful part of pushing!
We'd also ask for prayer for the health of the baby. Julie was tested positive as a carrier for Group B Strep, which we knew when she was 27 weeks along. This means that she needed to receive IV antibiotics during labor and she's been getting those. However, she has a fever right now which might signal that the antibiotics aren't working, and she'll be fine but it could become serious for the baby. Obviously it's our prayer that everything will be just fine, but we're a little worried about the unknown right now. I'm trying to help explain things to David and Julie, and not look worried, but there is concern until the baby's born and we know exactly what we're dealing with.
Thanks for the prayers, and the fun comments so far! I just read them to Julie and she grinned!