the things we wish for...Hi Greaseball. Congratulations! When I had DD2 (my 4th), I was very disappointed that I didn't go into labor early (the 4th!), and during the labor (which was in a hospital but very non-intervention) I kept asking DH to "please help me", meaning MAKE THIS STOP. What I kept thinking was, I'd take street drugs if someone would offer them. This particular thought still shocks me!!
I had inner and outer labial tears, and I was ready to....die by the fifth day. But then it started to get better. At least you don't have stitches to bother you.
Best wishes for all.