Today was the day!! I started having contractions at 8 AM, but they were irregular, so I counted and waited. By noon, they were still irregular, but increasing in intensity, so I called the dr. They told me I could come in and get checked, or I could go to the hospital. I decided to get checked at the Dr''s office, so I didn''t waste a trip to the hospital. I was at the Dr''s office by 1 PM, and they checked me and told me it''s time for me to go to the hospital. As soon as they told me that I called Joey and told him to head to the house and that it was time to go to the hospital. He was quite entertaining, as he was very anxious and drove home and to the hospital like his head was on fire!! We checked in at 3 PM, and the contractions were gaining strength. They gave me some pain medication through my IV, and shortly after I said I was ready for the epidural. Once they gave me the epidural the contractions stopped, so they gave me patocin and they started back up and were much stronger, not that I felt much of them. They estimated that it would take a while, so my family went to grab dinner. Very shortly after that, I started feeling a lot of pressure and the nurse checked me and said it was because her head was in my birth canal! At that point it got hectic. I told Joey to call Brandi, as she was supposed to be in the delivery room and had left with the family to grab dinner, and I told him to get the Dr, because the nurses left the room (prob to get the Dr!). About 15 minutes later, at 6:53 PM Chloe arrived! She scored a 9 out of 10 on her tests, and was absolutely perfect...of course, she still is!!!