Andrea just got her epidural a few minutes ago. This was probably the thing she dreaded most about the entire birthing process. Last pregnancy the doctor that did the epidural had to try three times to get it right. Lots of poking, pain, and blood. This time it went pretty smoothly, although Andrea can still feel a lot. The medication should be kicking in over the next hour or so.
Andrea said that if the medication ends up working that the rest of this is going to be a piece of cake! I hope she's right!!