After being unable to conceive for nearly 10 years, we were blessed with our miracle pregnancy! Instead of being induced, we waited...and waited...and waited...until our baby was ready. Then, at 42 weeks and 1 day, my water broke and labor began. After 5.5 hours, we welcomed our baby into the outside world with no medical interventions, labor augmentations or pain killers - yes, I felt EVERYTHING. The birth was midwife-assisted, grandparent-witnessed and (the most amazing) husband-supported. Our baby was born as I sat on a birth stool and I was able to see the process unfold in a full-length mirror opposite my position (when I was able to open my eyes). I believe God rewarded our plans, prayers and dreams that day as we - finally - held our miracle baby in our arms.