Monday, June 28, 2010

Induction day running diary

By K.J. Cardinal

Well, I know I've promised a million people that I would call/email/text them with updates today, but I figure it will be easiest on everyone (mostly Angie and I) if I just keep a running diary. So here goes...

6:35 a.m. Angie just called the hospital to inquire about today's induction and they want us to call back at 10 a.m. The wait continues.

9:02 a.m. The hospital just called and we are on our way.

9:48 a.m. Just arrived at the hospital and got checked into our room.

11:03 a.m. Well, they've given Ang some medicine to try to move this thing along. Sounds like we are going to be here for a while.

1:41 p.m. Just a quick update to say there really isn't any update. Angie has had a few rather strong contractions, but we are just playing the waiting game.

3:55 p.m. Well, Leo didn't have much reaction to the first drug, so they're going to give Ang some pitocin soon. This is the drug that kick-started both labors for Sammy and Anna.

5:25 p.m. Still waiting for the pitocin. At this point, I wouldn't be at all surprised if Leo wasn't born today or late, late tonight at the earliest.

6:06 p.m. Let the pitocin begin!

6:35 p.m. Broken water!

7:21 p.m. Epidurol.

8:15 p.m. Fully dialated. I feel bad for anyone in Northwood trying to use the Internet because I'm sure Aunt Tiff is frantically refreshing :)

9:13 p.m. Leo Michael Cardinal.


  1. Oh how exciting! Can't wait to hear the arrival of baby Leo! What a great day for a birthday! Good luck!
    ~the Polgreens!

  2. Oh no! I was hoping the initial call would've had a bed waiting with open arms for you! Hopefully that's the news you will get at 10am. Thinking of you!!

  3. Can you do the running diary on Twitter too so I can get it to my phone while I'm at work???
    Love ya!
    -Aunt Kate

  4. can't wait for his arrival
    love to all
    auntie carol

  5. It's too funny that Leo is already acting like his Mother...Although, I dont recall a time where Ang was THIS late! I wish you guys the best, and cant wait to meet the little guy!
    And somebody PLEASE get mommy a drink for me when she's able!

  6. Okay! Let's hope that the pitocin gets the party started. We hope that you guys are doing well and that you are enjoying the day together! Love you :o) Tiffany

  7. I am on the edge of my seat! Love you :o) Tiffany

  8. Whoo! Hoo!!!! Can't wait!!! Give Leo kisses from Aunt Tiff!!!!

  9. Also refreshing here (:


  10. and here in Alton Bay!!

  11. Come on baby Leo, you can do it!!!! There are so many hugs and kisses waiting for you! Wishing you guys the best as the night moves forward. Hang in there Ang, you are such a trooper!!

  12. Yippie!! Leo Michael ! great job Ang!

    TT Lisa

  13. Congratulations guys!! Thank Leo for the call!! Can't wait to meet the little cutie tomorrow! He looks perfect:o)

  14. Awww, congrats!! - Jess (c: