Wow Lissa, great story. I'm glad that the baby was ok, but sorry to hear about the spinal headache. DH has crappy viens, and every time he gets blood drawn he is black and blue for weeks. I never heard of a blood patch, but I'm definately going to keep that in mind just in case.
Rae- thanks for the nice complement, but DH wouldn't agree. He'd tell you I was a B*#^h, but that's just my DH (he's a kidder, and somewhat annoying pun person). Hope you were able to convince your DH to let Gabbie in the birthing room. I know that's what she and you want.
TJ- your son looks so adorable, who cares about the cheese? We have taken the pics ourselves, we don't trust anyone else with our camera (ie me because I dropped it one time & had to wait a whole year to get a new camera).