When I got to the hospital I was further along than I was on Monday (8/23 was a Thursday) and I was contracting. They admitted us and broke my water at 10:50. Several of the nurses thought a baby would arrive by lunch...people were guessing high seven low eights for weight. But, let's face it...they don't know!
By 12pm I hadn't budged any so we opted for pitocin (because that was the original plan anyways) and I figured I'd get an epidural (or in line for one anyways). I got my epidural at 2pm. I was only a 4...so I was feeling quite discouraged. Time went on...I ended up having to get the anesthesiologist to come back and fix the epidural...and by 4:45pm I was a whopping 6 (big dose of sarcasm). I really felt like it wasn't going to happen that day...maybe the next...or the day after that even...all I could do was remember that A1's labor was 47hr 28min and that A3's was days long too. *sigh*.
However, when the doctor walked in at 5:15pm I told her I had been feeling the contractions again and the epi again wasn't working. I told her I felt it at 5:05, 5:08, 5:09, 5:10, 5:12, 5:13...she checked me and saw the head!
Everyone started running around to prep things and I waited until they were ready...3 quick pushes later Autumn arrived at 5:29pm CST. She was absolutely everything we imagined and looks just like her siblings!!
We were so excited to welcome to the world, Autumn Elizabeth on August 23, 2012 at 5:29 CST weighing 6 pounds 13 ounces and stretching to 20'' long!