Violet Isobel was born at 9:11pm on April 16. 7lbs 3.6oz; 18.75 inches. I went to my 41 week OB appointment (40+5) that morning. Had an u/s and then a NST and they immediately sent me for induction due to low amniotic fluid. Said since I was past 40 weeks they didn't want to risk anything. I at least convinced them to let me go home and eat and get my husband and Maisie. (seriously, I had to beg) Amazing labor! Contractions were about 3 minutes apart and so manageable compared to my first labor. Scott and my nurse talked me into an epidural when I was 6cm dilated. It was a super light epi and I could easily move my legs ad feel contractions. I was pretty comfortable until I felt a slight urge to push. The nurse checked and I was 8cm. Like 3 minutes later, my water broke and that's when shit hit the fan. The epi suddenly completely wore off when my water broke. I didn't know that was possible! I immediately felt a huge and very painful constant urge to push. My nurse said my OB had just gone in to perform a C-section. Checked me again immediately (seriously, 4-5 minutes after the first time she checked) and I was 10cm and baby was in the birth canal. I tried so hard but she wasn't going to wait to be born. I did my best to hold off until another doctor (one I had never seen before) ran into the room and Violet was born in 3 pushes. From 8cm to delivery in about 20 minutes (and I spent most of those 20 minutes trying not to push -- Definitely the craziest and most intense 20 minutes of my life). I could feel everything which was both horrible and amazing at the same time. I didn't feel any pain delivering Maisie so it was nice to experience but wow. I even had to have shots of local anesthetic to be stitched up. They tried just "topping up" my epi to do it by having me press the button but that didn't work at all. It was really bizarre. But pretty awesome not to have dead legs. My doctor ran in like 30 minutes after Vi was born. I got another 2nd degree tear but it is nothing compared to the one I had with Maisie. Already feeling pretty well. Breastfeeding is going better than I could have ever hoped. She is gaining well and we haven't needed to supplement at all. Violet has been a totally easy baby so far. Really all just very different and way easier/better than my first experience. Seriously, this newborn stuff is such a breeze! It's Maisie's terrible two tantrums and attitude that are still killing me! She's one day old in the picture. She already looks different.