Austin Todd Fitzgerald arrived November 16, 2009 at 4:53 pm. He weighed 9 lbs is 21 inches long. We went to the hospital Sunday night at eight o'clock for a scheduled induction but soon after arriving we realized I was already in labor. Andy and I had envisioned a peaceful night of sleep after they started the induction process but instead were up all night long as my contractions kicked in. By 5 am I was in a lot of pain as the contractions got more intense and the time in between them got shorter. I got an epidural at 7:30 Monday morning and felt much better after that. Everyone assured us it wouldn't be long and the doctor predicted we would be ready to start pushing around one o'clock. One thing I have learned after two pregnancies and deliveries is that my boys are not early or particularly fast (they get that from their father of course). We were finally ready to go at 4 pm and just under an hour later I was holding a beautiful, healthy little boy on my chest. So far he is following in his brother's footsteps in both size and temperament. Speaking of his brother, Edward is doing great. There is no shortage of grandparents around this week and they have all pitched in to help take care of him and make sure he is well entertained. The eight inches of snow we got earlier in the week also helped to keep him occupied. He loves to play in the "no" and will eat as much as he can get his hands on. We are so thankful for our two little men and look forward to watching them grow up together.