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Okay, so we went to the hospital last night and spent nearly seven hours preparing for labor, most of which was sitting around watching America's Got Talent. Apparently labor and delivery here at UW was extremely busy last night, so needless to say our stay was quite short. Since Kelsey's induction had not started yet the doctor asked if we "would rather sleep in our own bed." In other words, we would like to use your room for somebody who is actually in active labor. So, the hospital offered to set us up in one of their apartments because we were to come back at 7am. It didn't make much sense to us to drive all the way to Stanwood just to turn around and come back during rush hour 5 hours later.

We packed our things and headed off to the apartment, boy was she a beauty. Aside from the sirens every 15 minutes, the mysterious stains all over the carpet, and the remote control that only work a foot from the TV, it was a great place. We didn't care, however. All we wanted to do was go to sleep, wake up and go back to the hospital so we could get things going.

Well, unfortunately we slept, woke up, and were asked to call at 2pm. So instead of hanging out in Seattle all day at our beautiful apartment we decided to head back to Lake Stevens and hang out with Kelsey's mom and watch movies.

All in all it was quite the whirl wind, but we understand we're not the only people in the hospital having a baby. We know this experience is just a small part of what lies ahead. We're back in the hospital and ready for another go'round. Hopefully we'll all get to meet Mason in a day or so!!

By the way, we ended up with a great view from yesterday. We previously had this ugly view of Lake Washington, now we get to see HUSKY STADIUM!!

Thanks for checking in,

Greg and Kelsey


Jen said…
Good luck you guys! :) Wishing you the best.
Noelle said…
Kelsey & Greg- I ran into Kelsey's sister a few weeks ago and she gave me the update. I wanted to let you guys know that I've been thinking about you guys a lot and that you're in my prayers. I pray that God will continue to bless you and bring you closer to Him through this journey.
Warmest Wishes, Noelle Blacker (Forde)

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