I'm sorry I missed my appointment last Friday, but we were at BC Women's napping after the birth at the time. Rafiq was born at 1:53 am Friday, and it was 10:30 pm Thursday when we got to the hospital (at 7 cm dilation, yay!) so it was all pretty efficient. I had the booklet and the stick-on needles you'd given me in my hospital bag but was too in the zone to pull them out and figure out where to stick them. I'd planned on reading that booklet Thursday but got distracted by labour. :)
Anyway, it was a great, minimal interventions birth experience. I didn't have any pain meds until they were stitching me up afterwards and Rafiq is an awesome, mostly happy, and mellow baby. I'm tired but otherwise feeling decent, less anxious than at this stage with Khalil. Thank you for all your help and support throughout my pregnancy. It really helped make both the pregnancy and birth much easier than last time!