Today is the day my son Mason will be born. But we're waiting, waiting. We made it all the way to his due date, but our midwives don't want Jaime to go past it due to possible complications on his part. So we're here at the hospital to be induced.
We arrived this morning at 7:30 to be greeted by the crew of TLC's new show "Baby's First Day". A few months ago Jaime submitted our family for their consideration and we were selected from among hundreds of families to have our special day filmed for their show. It's a little surreal having everything filmed, having to do (and say) things multiple times so that they can get our words and actions from multiple camera angles, but Pablo, Cheryl, and Madison are great and we're having a real blast with them.
Our excellent nurse Mary gave Jaime a drug called Pitocin this morning around 9:30. This drug mimics the chemical Oxytocin produced naturally by women's bodies during labor. It helps prepare her body for labor and "speeds things up" a little. By 2pm there wasn't much change, but things are definitely progressing. We'll add more as we go along but it looks like today will be the day, he's just being bashful. Come on out little buddy so we can meet you!