I have been giving a lot of thought to this and I figured this would be a great place to ask since there are so many mamas here with multiple labor experiences.
I have 3 kids both only two births (one adoption). My first was 7 hours from first contraction to birth. The second was about 2 hours (though the first hour I wasn't even sure it was the real thing) and we did the mad dash to the hospital routine!
So, I wonder if there was any pattern to the length of your labors? Did they get shorter or was every labor just a different for each baby? I can't imagine my labor could go much faster than it did with #2 but I am giving a lot of thought to this. Partly because I kind of want to wait until the last minute to call the MW for our HM and partly because I am having great difficulty narrowing down WHICH MW to choose partly because of the distance each of them is to me.
Anyone care to share the length of labor for each kiddo? Also, I am wondering if #2 came so fast because he was cooking in there for 42 weeks and was just REALLY ready to come out!