Happy B day again Kerowlyn!
Yes, my children are almost 5 years a part. Ben was born one month before Ellie turned 5. I was in labor with dd for 4 days also! 44 hours to be exact, over 4 days. Ben was an "emergency" c section...due to my water breaking and his being head and legs up (in a laying position). It was very quick with him. But he was fine, big healthy boy, it was my recovery that was harder. He was 9 lbs, 14 oz. Ellie was 7 lbs., 6 oz.
But my dh was a twin and they were EACH over 6 lbs...he was almost 7 lbs.
My kids are great together and play a lot. We are hoping to be pregnant soon, but I know it is not exactly in my control.
I am sorry your homebirth didn't turn out as you wanted. Will you try again?
~Joan, Happy mom to 2 beautiful kiddos, one new puppy and 2 lovely felines