Tear - your story sounds VERY VERY similar to mine! (Except that my husband really went to bat on the special care nursery thing and Kate's pediatrician did agree to let her room in with us, which was nice). Long long labor, strange progression/lack of progression, fever, back labor, epi, c-section. Mine definitely threw me for a loop too, and I am still processing it. Glad to hear that you and baby are both well, though!