Kristy that picture brought tears to my eyes, it was so beautiful! Congratulations! I hope I look like that when it's all over!
I had two homebirths in the water both of which were not easy as both were posterior but I have to say that I felt like there was nothing I could not do afterwards. It was very empowering and my body just sort of knew what to do. The midwife was there, but I was the one that delivered my babies, they just encouraged me and sewed me up afterwards, not to say that they weren't wonderful and had spectacular expertise etc. but my body instictively knew how and when to push, what position I needed to be in, etc. I am planning the same with this one due soon.