It’s funny — when you’re pregnant with your second child, you think you’re going to know at least a little bit more about pregnancy and labor than you did the first time around, or at least you know that you have experience to go off of. So instead of being completely nervous and scared about going into labor this time around, I was still nervous, but really excited and ready for it. Bags were packed, the plan with my parents to come over to watch Olivia was set, and I was anxiously awaiting feeling those first real, regularly timed contractions. Everyone knows your second baby comes much quicker than the first, so our plan was to leave the house once I had contractions that were about 8-10 minutes apart, just to be on the safe side. We left the house when my contractions were 4-5 minutes with Olivia — that labor was around 14 hours. I went into labor at 2:30 a.m., left for the hospital at 6 a.m., water broke at 7:30 a.m. and had my baby at 4:12 p.m. I figured, not letting my contractions get closer than 8 minutes apart would be plenty of time to get to the hospital and get an epidural, based on my last experience. That was the plan.