Well, I can't really call this one a birth story... Since I wasn't there.
Yes, I missed my first birth ever. EVER!
I received the call to come at 9:09am. They knew I lived 1 hour from the hospital. Got my kids to the sitter, was on my way by 9:30. Received a second call at around 9:45ish saying she was 7cm.
I knew I was out of time. This mama has a history of 7-10 in .5 seconds. So, I continue on, knowing in my heart I was going to miss out and knew mama was flyin' to the finish. I drove in at 10:30am and was in their room by 10:40 (a hang up with where I was parking and the silly front desk people)... But, it wouldn't have mattered anyways - she had pushed her sweet gal out at 10:16am. From the time they called until the time baby was OUT was 1 hour 7 minutes.
Good for mama! Shame on doula! If only I could bend time and fold space to my will!