On Tuesday morning my water broke, kicking off 36 hours of labor. For the first 14 hours or so nothing much happened physically, though we were on pins and needles. We wanted things to proceed as naturally as possible and our doctor was great about letting us take our time. My body, however, was less interested in progressing. We ended up taking advantage of almost all that modern medicine had to offer to get and keep things moving in a baby-having direction.

But it was worth it!