Here's the birth story. I started having contractions 2 a.m. on Friday morning. We went to the hospital at 9:30 and after walking around for two hours and only being 1 cm dilated, they sent us home. Well, my contractions weren't letting up so we went back to the hospital at 5:30 and I had progressed to 4 cm. And my pain was progressing as well. I immediately asked for an epidural once they admitted me. However, I had to wait about two hours before I was on the top of the list. Whoo...those were not a fun two hours nor was the epidural process fun. Apparently I had a tight back with very little fat so I had to be poked several times. It was well worth it. I felt nothing after that! It's easy having a baby when you don't feel anything.
Can you tell this picture was before the epidural and without my consent
The epidural did not slow my labor down. I progressed to 10 cm in about 2 hours and was ready to push! I pushed for about 20 minutes and out she popped at 11:48 (I think-I still need to confirm that). She weighed 6 lbs. 15 oz and was 19.5 inches long. George was an awesome support to me. He watched the whole thing and even cut her cord!