congratulations! yes back to back is horrendous, I had that with ds1 and it nearly put me off doing it again completely. ds2 was simple, only gas and air and very painful but in a different league to the back to back experience. no you are not a wimp it really is a form of torture that sort of birth. Well done!
Back to back IS vile (and it counts as a complication btw). I had i before I got my lovely section - and boy was I happy to get that spinal in!
There are no medals for childbirth, the prize is your baby - and you just won the lottery!
I was really surprised at what a wimp i was with DS2. I had forgotten the pain of my labour with DS1 (an induction and 12 hour labour) even though it was only two years before having DS2. DS2 was a 6 hour labour but the thought of the pain still frightens me when i think about it. THis was 4 1/2 yrs ago and i am due to give birth to no. 3 is 8 weeks!!!!!!!!!!!
006 - just spotted this now. CONGRATULATIONS. And what a beautiful name by the way.
Agree about the back to back bit. And as far as I am concerned, when it comes to childbirth, here are no wimps. I've been what I thought was a complete wimp once (BTB too funnily enough) and managed it with no pain relief once too, so I reckon it is totally down to the baby and the day!!!