Kristi and Ziva, congratulations!!!
Here I go out of town for a few days and you have the baby...couldn't have waited until I got back, now, could you?
Sorry to hear about your tear and the comments...that must be hard to recover from, and frustrating that they were imposing their lack of knowledge about birth on you (in terms of the violent pushing/pulling). OUCH! Hope you feel better soon! I had some stitches with my last dd, she had a nuchal hand, and here are some comfort measures that really helped: a peri bottle for peeing, softest toilet tissue you can find, frozen pads (cloth is best, it's much softer and more comfy). Good luck with your healing!
And she's BEAUTIFUL! You all look so happy, thanks for sharing the pictures. LLL was wonderful for me, I hope you'll go ahead to a meeting or just call...usually they have a local "hotline" in case you need quicker help from a LLL leader, and they are both experienced and supportive.
Happy babymoon, and blissful mothering!!