Though we weren't sure if she was going to make an entrance on her own, she decided that she would listen to Gram Lene (my mom) and Hen (Aaron's mom) and come on the weekend so everyone could come and visit her. I also think she wanted warmer weather as it had been a bit chilly in Birmingham the last few days.
After monitoring my contractions on Friday beginning at 1:00pm, they steadily started to get stronger and closer together. Around 8:20pm we called the on call doctor and were told to head to the hospital. At this time the contractions were about 3-4 minutes apart. It was 9:00pm by the time we got to the hospital and I was dilated 5 1/2 centimeters (I was barely 3 centimeters earlier that day at my doctor's appointment). By the time I got my epidural, I was 9 1/2 centimeters. Once I received the epidural, Dr. Barron (the on-call doctor) decided to let me labor a little bit and "get my money's worth of the epidural". With less than 2 hours of pushing, Elly made her appearance. This little girl already has a mind of her own.
|Finally heading home|
|My first bath.|
|Wasn't too happy about my hair being washed...maybe because it was 7:00am|