Hard to believe it's been almost six hours since our last update. The first four were pretty quiet, but the contractions have gradually gathered force in the last two hours.
Lisa finally gave in to a much-deserved epidural about 20 minutes ago. I was the second most relieved person in the room. It was a hard thing to see her going through all that pain and remembering my large measure of responsibility for getting her into this mess.(Parenthetically, a hat tip to all those generations of crazy ancestors who managed this without medication. We'll take the 21st century, thanks.)
In any event, the epidural has been wonderfully effective, and Lisa is now asking about watching a movie.
Dr. Levine dropped by a few minutes ago. Progress is slow but steady. There's still a long way to go, but we're turning a corner.