And never posted any pictures of my precious one, as far as I can tell.
The waterbirth was lovely and amazing. I only labored for about 6 hours, and I gave birth to a perfect healthy 9.5 lb. baby boy without as much as saying “ow” until the last 5 minutes or so. My partner was there in the pool with me to catch the baby (who didn’t cry at all, he just calmly went to sleep).
The more I hear other women’s hospital birth stories, the more grateful I am to our intuition for guiding us in this direction and to our wonderful midwives for making our birth experience so peaceful and calm and beautiful.