Cambrie Eden Merrifield

This is yesterday, July 25th, right after she was born, around 7:00pm at night. She was 8lbs 30zs. 20 inches long.

With her daddy in the hospital the next day.

We love her already, even though she stinks to the high heavens...she has sulfur gas.

Everything went so well. We are so blessed! Short version of the story....

Thursday 24th-8 days overdue:

10:00am-started having back labor

11:00pm-started active labor

Friday 25th-

1:00am-went walking with Will off and on till around 8:30 in the morning.

8:30am-went to the doctor and found out that I was 5cm dilated and 100% efaced-whoo hoo!

he told us to go over to the hospital.

9:00am-6cm dilated, doctor said to get epidural because of me being a V-BAC, was afraid my scar would rupture and they would need to do emergency C-section...Will and I thought about it for a while.

2:30pm-dilated to 9 cm. I was getting so tired, and my back was pretty sore from back labor. I was afraid that I would not be able to push her out...not to mention the scare from the doctor about getting the epidural. So i got the epidural. Good thing that I did. The doctor went in to check her and she had not decended...we had to wait for about three hours for her to come down.

probably at around 3:00pm we found out that I was dilated to 10cm.

5:30pm-started pushing. I was so tired that i was falling asleep while I was pushing. I had to literally slap my face over and over again to keep myself awake...pushed for about 45 min to an hour.

6:33pm Cambrie arrives! Yea!