8:00am - Headed to my scheduled prenatal appointment. Having some contractions about 10-12 minutes apart.
9:00 - Dr. checked my progress and I was dilated almost 5cm and about 80% effaced. Dr. decided to hook me up to the monitor and see how often I was contracting.
9:15 - I called Justin to let him know what was going on. He decided to get things cleaned up at work and head towards the doctor's office.
9:25 - Dr. checked the monitor. Contractions were every 3-5 minutes. I was told to get to the hospital and order my epidural so I wouldn't miss my opportunity to get it.
10:00 - Met Justin at the hospital. Got checked in and all set up in a labor room. I had to have 2 pints of IV fluid in me before the anesthesiologist would give me an epidural.
12:00 - Got my epidural!
1:00 - Dr. came by to check my progress. I was now at 6cm and she broke my water. The epidural didn't completely work because I could still feel the contractions in my belly, so after a while I got another dose of medicine which I think numbed me a little too much. At least I couldn't feel any pain, right?!
4:45 - Dr. showed up in her "street clothes" to check me again, but didn't need to since Claire was crowning. She ran to change into her scrubs. The nurses rushed to get everything ready.
4:50 - Began pushing
4:56 - Claire arrived healthy and strong!