- It was waaaaay more painful (no epidural or gas like last time)
- It was much shorter (by half, 9-10 hours this time vs. 22 hours previously)
I was so dazed from the pain. But this time with each contraction, I realised I was having that 'urge' to push something out... like I needed to do the biggest poo in my life. The pushing part now at least gave me something to focus that I was not thinking about the pain as much.
After several pushes, I finally felt her head emerge out, followed by a 'slithery' feeling of the rest of her body slipping out.
"So how was it this time? Did you get an epidural?", he asked.
"No I didn't, there wasn't enough time anyway as everything happened so quickly"
"Wow, really? You are so strong!", he remarked.
"I didn't know how strong I was until now!", I replied, laughing.