After about three hours of little to no progress, sitting at about seven centimeters, the nurse suggested that Amanda go ahead and get an epidural to help her relax (as she’s exhausted) and possibly, if that doesn’t move things along, some pitocin, which is supposed to help things along.

Amanda just got the epidural and said that if she’ll probably be up for taking visits from the family that has been in the waiting room or hours now.

I was just talking to the nurse, Jane, and realized that I’ve had about half an hour of sleep in about 34 hours.  Hope I’ve got something left when Milly does arrive.  I expect that will give me a second wind.

Zach Dotsey