On May 7th, my doctor began the induction process. I was already about 2.5 cm dilated coming into the induction. He started me on the mIso-something or other and I took 3 doses of this; eventually pitocin.
I don't know how much time lapsed between the time I was told I was 5 cm, then 8-9, and finally to the "you're 10 cm...baby's right there," because the epidural was working beautifully and I was able to get sleep. All in all, it was about 23 hours total from time the induction began to when our little girl was born.
Doctor came in at around 6:15-ish p.m. and I started pushing at around 6:20-something. WIthin 3 pushes, our little Ava Rose was born at 6:32 p.m. on May 8, 2012. The entire labor and delivery went smoothly, aside from the darn 3rd degree tear I'm dealing with.
Thank you for letting me share our daughter's birth and the smoothest labor/induction I could've asked for (not including the tear of course).