Josh came to bed at about that same time, I told him not to get too comfortable and that I thought I was having contractions. He jumped right out of bed and started wandering around the house getting everything together. I told him to calm down a bit, that they were far apart and I still wasn't positive it was the real deal. We waited around a while, I called my parents to let them know, and at midnight we decided to go to the hospital. Beckett was asleep so my dad came over and stayed the night with him which was a life saver.
We got to the hospital and checked in. They put us in a room to make sure I was progressing before they would admit me. The contractions were definitely getting stronger but they weren't getting closer together, which was frustrating. I was expecting to move along faster than I was because my labor with Beckett wasn't very long considering he was my first. When I got there I was dilated to a 4 and an hour later I was still at a 4. She told me if I didn't progress within the next hour that they would send me home. That totally devastated me, it wasn't what I was expecting at all! I couldn't imagine going home with the contractions I was having. She said she was going to come back at 3:05 am to check me one last time. Before she came in I said a quick prayer that I would progress and not have to go home. At 3:04, literally one minute before the nurse came in, I had a big contraction and my water broke. Yay! I was so relieved. They admitted me and took me straight up to the delivery room.
Once there my contractions really started picking up and I was dilating quickly. I got the epidural, which was not a fun experience. It wasn't too bad with Beckett but this time the anesthesiologist hit a nerve that made my leg jump, so I laughed because it was unexpected, then my laughing made him hit some of my back nerves which made them go crazy. It was not very smooth to say the least. Once I got the epidural I dilated to a 10 within 30-45 minutes. They called my doctor at home, Dr. Thackeray, to come in. We waited for him and as soon as he arrived it was go time. I pushed through 3 contractions and like the miracle it is, baby girl was born at 5:31 am.