Yeah- 17 years was a lifetime... I was single the first time and it took me a long time to find the right daddy. As for the birth experience, amazingly similar... I had a rough c-sect with Nate and then with lots of work, a doula and midwife- a rough c-sect with Joey. Both late, both over 10 lbs, failure to dialate. I successfully VBA2C with Zach with is another amazing story. Boy- getting someone to take on my birth plan "at my age" was rough and then after the birth they admitted they didn't really think I could do it. Ha! I would easily birth again "at my age" except for finances. And I am emotionally a much better mom at this age. I think about how much I resented the lack of sleep and time to myself the first time. No problem now. I also can see how fast they grow up and really savor every moment with them. I am in no hurry to have them grown.