i have been super busy with the baby and her older brother and sister and all the visitors so this is the first chance i get to sit down and write about Sophia's arrival. December 6th at 1:42 pm i was going pee and when i stood up my water broke with a huge splash on the floor. the reason i know the time is because my 4 year old had just brought me my phone with which he had recover from my 22 month old daughter. anyways i sit back down on the toilet so i stop flooding the floor. the first person i called was my mom. she lives in the house behind me and i tell her my water broke that she needs to come over and help with my kids. she makes it to my house in about 30 seconds. i fold up a town and place it between my legs so i don't leak all over the house and i finish putting the last minute things in everyone's over night bags. while i am doing that i call my SO (hes at work) and let him know that my water broke, to keep working and we will pick him up when we head to the hospital. then i call my sister in law and let her know that i need to go to L&D. my mom then takes the kids over to her house so my younger brother (age 20) can watch them so she can go to the hospital with me (she has been at all 3 of my deliveries). while she was gone i did the dishes cause i really didn't want to come home from the hospital and do them. so my mom gets back and my sister in law get to my house. we stop at SO's work and get him. i get to the hospital about 4 pm. i get checked in and i'm in the labor exam room. they ask me a million questions, check to see that my water broke, check my cervix (i'm at 3 cm) and admit me into a room about 6 pm. my contractions still have not started so the start me on pitocin. by 10 pm i feel like i'm dying the contractions hurt so bad. i ask for an epi. they check my and i'm at 5 cm. i get the epi at 10:45 pm. it works super good and i fall asleep. i wake up at 12:17 am and it feels like i have to push. doctor comes in and checks me and i'm complete. they call for delivery and then its time. i pushed 4 times and she was born at 12:27 am on December 7th. (which is my dads birthday!) she is absolutely perfect!