We went in for my induction on Monday the 18th. We had to be at the hospital at 6 am to start the medicine. I think the whole process of getting the IV was almost more painful that the delivery itself, haha! Anyway they stuck me 4 times before finally getting the needle in my arm for the IV. Ouch. So they started pitocin to make me contract at about 7:30 or so. I started to feel contractions at around 8. Sometime after that the doc came in and broke my water. I labored for a while without an epidural, but couldn't go through the whole thing with out it. I think I was about 4-5 centimeters dilated when I asked for it. After the epidural things moved along a little better.
Ethan Robert was born at 1:02 pm. He was 8 pounds and 20.5 inches long. They set him on my chest right away. Which was so nice. He is so sweet and amazing. I'm cutting the post short but hope to be back soon with an update. Here are a few pictures. Of course I have more, but I will post them on my next entry.