She got to the hospital and was set up with the monitors and they saw that she was actually in labor with regular strong contactions. The doctor helped a little bit by breaking Sarah's water and then she got an epidural. We jumped in the car and headed down to Louisville, a four hour drive, on a good day. While in Indianapolis, Sarah called with an update, 3 centimeters, 80% effaced, not too much of a change. About an hour and a half later she called and said to me "you will get here in time....I'm nine centimeters. " HOLY CRAP. We were still about 20 miles away from the hospital. We arrived at 4:45pm, the baby was born at 6:02pm. Perfect timing. Here are "some" pictures for you.
Thumbs up to labor! (and epidurals!)
Epidural = happy Daddy.
TEN CENTIMETERS! About to start pushing!
A couple more pictures of that baby belly
Daddy cutting the cord.
Mary Addison was born on August 7, 2006
Weighing in at 9 lbs 5 oz
20.5 inches long
So happy together
Aunt Beth with Big Brother Ethan in the waiting room!
Big Brother Ethan
Ethan looking for his Daddy.
So long! Mary Addison FINALLY gets to stretch