What was the difference in time? Was the second birth much shorter than the first?
I was induced last time and it was a looong process (yeah, my body totally wasn't ready but I had developed pre-e so there wasn't much choice). I was admitted to the hospital on Wednesday evening (having mild contractions), cytotec was used on Thursday, Friday morning my water was broken and pitocin started, (gave in and got the epidural at noon), ds was born at 4:20 friday afternoon.
I am going to try everything I can to avoid being induced this time. I want to labor at home as long as possible, but I just fear I won't know when to get my rear end to the hospital to avoid delivering in the car. DH does not do well with blood, he won't do well with me in pain, actually- he probably won't do well with much of anything as far as labor and delivery. So it will be important for me to get to the hospital before the delivery because I know dh would freak out and not be of any help to me (as cute as he is, he has a habit of freaking out instead of acting in a crisis situation).
How will I know when to get to the hospital?
ETA- the time of day will also play a big part in the decision on when to leave our house- when there's not much traffic (nighttime) it can be a 10 minute drive to the hospital. In rush hour it can be closer to 45 minutes.