Oh, believe me, I heard that one all the time after my c-section with my first! I, too, labored without pain meds and on pitocin. My water broke before labor started, and they panicked, set me up with pit, strapped me to the bed (constant monitoring), and made me hold still on my back for 9 hours before saying, "Well, we tried everything, let's get the baby out." Katie was tolerating labor just fine. My body just wasn't ready to be in labor yet. I'm betting another 12 hours would have done it. Especially given the EXACT same circumstances happened with Abby. The difference was that I was at home, with a patient midwife who had faith in me and my body. I did a lot of healing with births 2 and 3
Jeans - I have the big gap in the back, while being tight in the front, and tight thigh thing as well. The jeans that fit me the best are the Jones of New York jeans. I think they are a Macy's brand. Love them!
Exercise - Ooh, boy, did I do a lot today! I planned on Zumba, and then to meet RP to lift weights. I figured that we would lift for about 30 minutes or so. She was a little late (got my class time wrong), so I ran around the track for 2 miles before she got there. I ran into another woman I've been trying to connect with to run with, so I ended up running quite a bit faster than I had intended. Then, RP gave us an hour long routine to lift! All this would have been fine (I've worked out for over 2 hours before, if not very often), except that I had really not eaten enough food for 2.5 hours worth of exercise! Nor had I brought any fuel with me. I was HUNGRY when I got home!
RM - I hope you get an appropriate level of A$$ kissing from mister gym teacher jerk.