5:45 am- Started having contractions on own on way to hospital
6:00 am- Arrived at hospital
8:30 am- Finally started on antibiotic for Group B Strep
9:11 am- Started on Pitocin to induce serious contractions
12:15 pm- Epidural. Much more comfortable now. Baby's heartbeat still very strong.
1:15 pm- Water broke. 4 cm dilated.
2:55 pm- 9.5 cm dilated. -1 station.
Lauren has a few pictures up here.
3:50 pm - This is Patrice. Jonah Alexander was born at 3:50 pm. He seems very strong, but was born with some sort of skin issue. His top layer of skin is peeling pretty badly and he has a few purple lesions on his skin. None of the doctors here seem to know what would have caused that, and he has been taken to the NICU. He will probably be transferred to Brenner Children's Hospital tonight or possibly tomorrow. His skin is very red and raw, and at this point they are treating him like they would a baby with burns. I got to hold him for only a few minutes, but they took him away fairly quickly to begin treating him. They said he could be in some pain, so we didn't want to keep him up here very long. Matt is with him, but they said it would be at least an hour before we "know" anything. Please be praying. It's very scary that none of the doctors know what is going on. How do you treat something you can't identify? I'm so happy he's here, and so completely devastated and scared at the same time. I don't know what he weighed or his length. He seems to be at least 6 lbs. He has light colored hair and is very cute. Thank you for all your prayers so far, but we still need you. Please pray that the doctors would have wisdom, that someone could figure out what is wrong, and that it is something they can treat and not something that he will have to deal with the rest of his life.