Once we arrived we got our baggage, our rental car, and made the drive to Modesto, California to find a hotel and get settled before heading to the hospital. Cole told us to just hold tight as we got all the information from the hospital.
We found a hotel in Turlock, CA that was an extended stay hotel with a kitchen in every room. We decided on Candlewood Suites and got all of our stuff settled and freshened up so we could head to the hospital when ever we got the green light. We got antsy and decided to head over to Modesto (which was just about a 10-15 minute drive from our hotel). We drove around for awhile updating everyone and getting super excited about seeing the birth parents for the first time.
Cole then called and informed us that the doctors had finished doing all kinds of tests and her water breaking was a false alarm and that she was just leaking fluid. They made sure she and the baby were healthy, checked his heart rate and made sure he was moving around. They actually told her that he was incredible active! Cole told us that the doctors thought she would go into labor in the days to come but if she didn't they would induce her on Wednesday. So, we decided to stay in California because she could go anytime and we wouldn't want to miss the birth for anything. He also told us that they really wanted to meet us and hang out. He gave us her phone number and told us it was okay to call and set something up.
We immediately called her (after running to the store to get a car phone charger) and she told us the story of her hospital trip again. She unnecessarily apologized for this being a false alarm and was really sweet on the phone. She reassured us that everything was fine with the baby and all she wanted was for him to come out when we has safe, health, and ready. She asked us to meet them for dinner in about 30 minutes at a place right near where we were located.
We met her, the birth father, and his parents for dinner at BJ's restaurant in Modesto, California. It's a nice microbrewery/restaurant that is part of a very nice outdoor shopping center.