We are at about 12 hours of active labor now and things are getting more intense. Sarah is tired, going on very little sleep, and contractions are longer and harder. She is doing a great job-- remaining calm and breathing deeply through contractions. The midwife and Katherine (it is so cool that she is both a sister and a birthing expert) are readying the birthing pool thing (I don't know the actual name of it. It's just a giant plastic pool, like a kiddie pool but without the colorful pictures of fish and stuff on it). They thought it would be a good idea if Sarah walked around a bit so she is up and moving. Kevin is being an amazing encourager and back rubber.
Things seem to be picking up.