This labor was different from my other 8. It started and stopped so often I didn't think it was going to happen. Finally when evening fell, it picked up again and got more regular. He was in position and I could feel him descending. It took a few hours but it was manageable and we passed the time talking and eating.
It was another few hours later when I realized he was no longer in the right position. He was almost a repeat c-section as he had flipped transverse mid-labor and we had to turn him. Just in case, we called 911 and boy did those paramedics get more than they bargained for! For one thing, they had never seen (and one had never even heard of) a water birth. They started to freak out, so I kicked them out. They kept coming back saying if I need a c-section we have to leave now. I was in way too much pain to go anywhere so I cried out to God for mercy. Finally he turned and engaged, but his position wasn't optimal so I would have to get him out. The urge to push never kicked in but my water had now broken. The next push didn't do much but something was different. I looked up and my midwife looked into my eyes and it was time to do this. This time when I pushed he came right out, so quickly no one could tell how he presented. Lol. The paramedics were nice enough to stay in the kitchen, though still freaked. They wanted to take us to the hospital, claiming they had to take us by law (lie). My midwife stepped in and called them on that and magically the refusal of service forms were given to us to sign. My hubby gave them a few cigars and they went on their way.
David was 8lbs2oz, 20.5" long.