Here's the lowdown: our friend did an ultrasound on Mary this afternoon, saw that Joel might be a little on the large side, encouraged Mary to go to the hospital to try to get on the list for an induction, while there Mary started contracting and has basically been in labor since about 4pm. Everything is going really well. We're just waiting to meet the little guy.
What an AMAZING thing! I still can't believe this is happening.