My son is a week old already, I can barely believe it! I had a fantastic natural labor that started with mild contractions at 3am. They picked up by noon, I called the hospital at 130 and we were admitted by 2pm at nearly 5cm. By 6pm I was well into active labor and got into the tub at 730pm. As soon as I got in it seemed I moved I moved into transition and had tons of pressure and urges to push. I was just past 9cm. By the time I got out of the tub around 9pm and the doctor arrived, it was pushing time and he was out in 10 minutes. My husband was beyond amazing and I really attribute our natural birth success to him. Still endured a 2ND degree tear, but a week later healing has really progressed. Birthing a baby is the most remarkable and amazing experience you can imagine.