I'm just a guest blogger...this is Lindsay, Amy's big sister. Amy wanted to keep everyone updated on Hope's progress, but she is undergoing some serious contractions right now, so I get that honour. Today at 3:30, Amy's contractions started to get more intense and at 8 pm, her and my mom headed to the hospital. After watching her endure a 7 minute contraction, the OB decided to break her water. Amy gets to deliver in a high risk delivery room while a NICU resuscitation team waits in the room next door to stabilize Hope before she is transferred to the other hospital.
For now, Amy has been put on pitocin to try and speed up her labour. They don't want it to drag out for hours because of the stress it may put on Hope. Please pray that God gives Amy an extreme tolerance for the pain and that the labour moves very quickly and naturally. A c-section would be really hard on Amy because the longer she takes to recover, the longer she has to remain at a different hospital from her precious baby. Please also pray that Amy will have a chance to hold and snuggle baby Hope before she is whisked away by the resuscitation team. Hopefully, by the time most people wake up and read this...baby Hope will be here!