Bethany's water broke about 5:30 AM on July 11th. The contractions were pretty constant the whole day. She was put on a progressive dose of Pitocin to strengthen the contractions. After many hours of that, they took her off the meds for an hour so she could eat something! Then she was put back on the progressive dose. It was pretty much a long and miserable waiting game for the first 18 hours. We had a great support group with Ceri (sister), Aubrey (sister), and David C. Green (friend). The doctors were discussing a c-section if things didn't progress any quicker. Little Paul was a bit reluctant to come into the world but at about 6:30 AM on July 12th Bethany got an epidural and things began to progress much quicker. Finally, at 10:16 AM Paul was born! Our wonderful nurse Christy (who worked the morning shift on the 11th and 12th) said it was one of the longest, toughest labors she had seen in a long time (over 28 hours)!
Brothers and cousins!