Update at 1:30
I'm almost to a 5!!!! I am so hungry and I'm dreaming of a sonic route 44 coke with vanilla. But my dr let me have a popsicle. I do believe it was the best popsicle I've ever had. So far I have to say that childbirth is great! I've been praying for about 9 months that God would let my labor be just like this! Thank you for answered prayers!
Update (11 a.m.):
So far - this is so much easier than I imagined. Thank you to the inventor of the epidural. Dr. Hinton broke my water a couple of hours ago and they started the pitocin and I'm having regular contractions but I only know that because I see them on the monitor. :-) They just checked me and I'm dilated to a 2.5 so we are progressing a little bit! I'm in no hurry since I'm in no pain. My mother (a.k.a. the papparazi) has taken at least 700 pictures of me laying in the bed. ha! I hope she saves some room on her card to take pics of Harper. ha!
This blog is as much my journal and scrapbook as it is anything so I am hoping to keep a little running memory of this special day! So bear with me!
It's 6:30 and I got my IV in (first one ever) and I'm settled in. They say I should be able to get my epidural in another hour or so! PTL!!!
I didn't sleep 5 minutes last night due to a mix of excitement and terrible cramping I was having.
So far everything is good - we are just hanging out.
The worst thing so far is trying to figure out how on earth to get my hospital gown on. ha!
Update: I got my epidural. It didn't hurt at all and now I don't have to have pain. I love modern medicine!!! My parents are here and Scott's will be here soon. We are just hanging out - taking pictures, checking e-mail, watching TV!
P.S. Please continue to pray for my friend Jenna and her precious baby Brayden who was born on Tuesday. They had to take him to Children's Hospital in Little Rock and he's in critical care. They truly need our prayers.