After a ridiculously long labor (I haven't quite figured out the breakdown between early-active-pushing, but the total was somewhere over 50 hours), and a decision to go into the hospital after about 40 hours of laboring at home (mostly because I was spiking temps and was EXHAUSTED) I gave birth to baby August at 3:10 this morning. He's doing great, although as a formality of my having a temp over 101 in labor he's now in the NICU to rule out infection. Not really how I'd hoped things would go, but I will say that my hospital experience was nowhere near as bad as I'd imagined it to be. My RN was actually a CNM and was absolutely amazing. She allowed my homebirth CNM to guide most of my 4ish hours of pushing (I got an epidural at the hospital so I could get some rest and then found it really hard to figure out how to push correctly), which I can't imagine most nurses doing. And she basically fought back the attending MD for several hours while they literally had my OR scheduled because they were so certain I wasn't going to be able to push out my giant (9#1.4oz!) baby.