Avery is here!
Finally, she is here with us. She was born Tuesday August 2 at 10:15 am.
She weighed 7 lbs, 7 oz and was 20 3/4" long.
She is beautiful!
My doctor was concerned because I was measuring big and he worried about my anemia. Because of that, I was induced at 38.2 weeks. The birth was smooth and relatively quick. I checked into the hospital at 5:45 am and was started on Pitocin at 6:30. They broke my water at 7:30. I had the epidural at about 8 am. At 9:45 they checked and said I was basically at a 10, but my doctor was still in surgery. We waited a little while and he showed up and started getting ready to deliver. I was kind of surprised-I thought we might have a while to go. We started pushing at about 10:00 and she was born shortly after that. It was great! All the time I've been pregnant, I've been visualizing an easy labor and delivery much like Jack's. Though it was not exactly as I had envisioned (I did not expect to be induced), the end result was the same. I had time for an epidural, the labor progressed quickly and she arrived safely.
We are all so happy and trying to settle into having so many kids.
Thanks for all the prayers and help!