I never told you about the birth. Longer later, quick now:
Hopes: natural birth, medication free, intervention free.
Reality: 14-16 hours natural labor, unmedicated. At 16 hours I can no longer help, I have the shakes and midwife discovers Derek is slightly turned the wrong way. I surrender to the epidural. Fever arrives, I go on antibiotics due to uterine infection.
at 19 hours, pitocin levels rise and Derek has now turned himself 180 the wrong way, his front facing my front. Midwife turns him twice, he turns back. Shakes really bad. At 24 hours, with no dilation progress, or any other sort after 5 hours, emergency c-section.
Gonna talk to him about all this someday. Naughty.