As Ms. B posted above, I had my HBAC on the 6th. It was an intense but amazing experience. Everyone that I've seen since the birth has commented on how I look- either "so happy," "radiant," or "glowing." I gotta say, I feel like it, too.
At my last midwife appointment before the birth, I found out that she had flipped to posterior. Then, I found out I was anemic. I was totally crushed because it seemed like everything was going so great until then, and right before my due date, everything was falling apart. I was so mad and didn't even feel like trying. I figured that at least with a repeat c-section I knew what to expect!
So imagine my surprise when I ended up with a 3 hour, mostly painless labor! I was totally expecting another long, hard labor. I had some pretty intense contractions at first, but as soon as I started feeling pushy, I only felt pain when I wasn't pushing. I told my husband that 2 years after my son's birth, all I can remember is pain. Two days after my daughter's birth, I can't remember any pain. I feel very fortunate to have had this experience.
I look forward to hearing everyone's birth stories, no matter what the outcome. I'd love it if you all could have amazing experiences like I did, but I totally agree with Ms. B and everyone about not feeling bad or ashamed about a different outcome. Sending good labor vibes to all of you still waiting!