I just spent about an hour writing up a lovely blog post with the whole birth story. Then I hit the publish button and the whole thing inexplicably disappeared. So now don't have the time or the inclination to rewrite the whole thing,
I'll just sum up the major points.
It was a planned c-section with a spinal block. It wasn't planned for the doctors to still have to use forceps. (Luckily there was only a small red mark on one side of his head and it faded quickly.)
My husband got to cut the cord. Then they laid our little boy across my chest. He cried and wriggled and gurgled. I got to enjoy skin on skin contact with him. My husband put out a hand to help steady him, and he immediately grabbed on to one of daddy's fingers. He kept holding on until he had to be moved.
The little boss was covered in blood and vernix, and absolutely perfect. After years of waiting, I was thrilled to finally meet our little boy.