THURSDAY: Hannah and I snuck into Labor & Delivery to visit Melissa and Eric this morning and chatted for awhile, while Melissa's magic medicine continued to get her ready for full-fledged labor. It was so sweet to hear the baby's heartbeat and the funny sloshing sounds he made by moving around. The contractions weren't yet miserable, but they were visible on the monitor and somewhat uncomfortable for Nurse Mommy. There's lots more action to come this afternoon, and Jack Cooper's daddy will have to take a break from entertaining his lovely wife (I think he's offering dancing lessons soon) so he can coach J.C.G. into the world - with lots of help from the mommy, of course! Today's the day!
FRIDAY Update: Melissa, Eric, and Madison welcomed Jack into the world last night just before 8:00 p.m. He weighed 8 lb. 2 oz. and was 20.5 inches long. Woo-hoo! Can't wait to see that cutie patootie!