In a nutshell... I went in for an induction on Tuesday (8/4/09) afternoon, but I was already in mild labor so I couldn't actually use the cervidil I was supposed to. 46 hours, cervidil, cytotec, an epidural, morphine, and an emergency c-section later, Bridget Catherine joined us at 2:09pm on Thursday, August 8th, weighing in at 6 lbs., 9 ounces, and 19 inches. As they took her out, one of the nurses said, "She has red hair!" and she certainly does.
We are completely in love, and she was completely worth the wait. For those of you that stop by here and have been on a similar journey - it's so, so very worth every drug, needle stick, doctor's visit, unanswered question, and moment of misery along the way. If you're expecting - enjoy it. Despite the scares and issues, I loved being pregnant. And now, despite the hell I went through to get her here, and the pain I'm still in (OMG the swelling I still have from all those hours on IV fluid!), I love this little bundle of joy more than I ever could have imagined.