There have been a lot of surprises during the pregnancy. I thought babies kicked - I didn't realize that sometimes they poked their elbow into your side and then moved it across your body. I thought Noelle would have crazy cravings - I didn't think she would stop being able to stomach certain foods (we miss you, chicken). I thought the epidural would help Noelle make it through contractions - I didn't think it would be so nice that she could sleep through contractions.
Things have quieted down and Noelle is sleeping again. It will be a while before we meet Tator Tot, but Noelle is no longer in as much pain, so all is so much better.