Thanks so much for your good wishes everyone!
As far as laboring on the internet goes... my DP posted the first request for information as I dictated. The second time I was just plain worn out and contrax were slowing down, right before I attempted to rest. The support we found here was wonderful.
No long birth story yet - but I will say that the length and stress of this labor was completely unexpected. I have never felt so close to the end of my rope. That's transition for you! After June's Mom came over with the second dose of pulsatilla and the magic toe pressure point, things really got intense. When I finally felt her head descend, not just poop, (tmi, I'm sure) I knew I could push a whole watermelon out of my birth canal, ladies. It was *that* good.
Will lurk for a while until I get two handed typing time again.
OH and we now have her name: Pearl Melissa.