Your baby girl is beautiful!
How did you know you wanted to go natural? I just watched Business of Being Born and it really got me to thinking. Did friends, family, coworkers, whomever, tell you that you were crazy? What did you do? I haven't discussed it with anyone yet, but I don't do well under pressure; I tend to care what others think too much. How has recovery with a 2nd degree tear been?
Sorry, that was a lot of questions!
Wow, your story gave me confidence in myself. I too am determined to do this entirely natural and people think I'm crazy. I've read numerous materials on the side effects of drugs and also watched "The Business of Being Born", which made me view labor so much differently. I too deep down think, I have no pain tolerance, I can't do this. I told my husband to keep strong for me because natural childbirth is best for the baby.
Thank you so much for sharing!