Trying to give a quick update for all the curious ones who were following my situation (especially the ones in similar shoes like
I really don't have much time to type. DH is watching our precious new creature for a few minutes. It has been really difficult to let go off her as I transition into motherhood, she is magical.
My labor was over 24 hours. I tried as hard as I could to get my baby to come out on her own, but she was pretty stubbornly happy in there. My doula and I walked to the hospital on Monday morning for a 6:45AM scheduled induction. By that point I was sort of giddy to get the baby out. It was pretty surreal to check in without ooing and contracting. They put me on Pitocin. A couple hours later a nurse mentioned that I could perhaps talk to my doctor about breaking my waters to get me going and give us the potential option of cutting me off the Pitocin if my body took over.
I spent most of my labor in the birthing tub, the pain was a big surprise. My doula was phenomenal and DH was too. It took me about 21 hours to get dilated to 10cm so by the time I had to push I had almost no energy left. I spent about three hours using the squat bar with the help of a sheet, DH, my doula and some nurses. By that point I was completely delirious. I couldn't see the end of it, my contractions became unusually spaced out (5 to 10 minutes apart - my doctor had never seen anything like it). They put me back onthe Pitocin and also gave me an I.V. because my baby's heart rate was getting low, they eventually brought out oxygen as well. At the end a team of nurses came in, my doctor brought out a sponge-like succion cup device (I am so out of it I can't even remember the name of it) and helped my baby out.
I was handed my baby as she was still halfway inside me and got to pull her out myself. We didn't know the gender so DH declared "It's a little girl!".
She weighed 8 pounds and 7 ounces. She is magnificent.
I am so lucky to have had the doctor and doula I had. My doula kept me on track and reminded me at the end that I successfully managed to have the three main highlighted parts of my birthplan respected: NO DRUGS, NO EPISIOTMY, NO C-SECTION, despite the odds, despite the labor being so intense for over a day.
DH and I are blissed out.