This must look really weird. I'm in active labor and typing on a laptop from the hospital bed.
Yeeehaw for the epidural!!
We got to the hospital around 3AM and L&D was eerily quiet, even though they were almost full. I was already 5 cm dilated. Which? Totally means I'm on speaking terms with my uterus again. Epidural was in and working by around 4AM and I saw my doctor (who was here delivering another baby) at around 4:30. Last check I was 6-7 cm dilated. I haven't felt a real contraction since around 4:00 and even up to that point my contractions had been long and brutal, but few and far between.
Dave is running to the store for the birthday cake while I try to sleep, but it's hard since I can't feel my own butt. I don't know why that's making it hard to sleep, but it is. For now, we're just waiting till morning. My poor doctor has been up half the night and has a full day of patients tomorrow. I hope he's able to get some sleep before he's back again to deliver Baby Sister.
It won't be long now. I can't wait to meet our daughter. A daughter! This miracle of life stuff is mind. blowing.