So the waiting was worth it! Our third child, was born on Wednesday morning (June 22nd). What I noticed this time was that during every contraction or push the pain seemed unbearable -- I didn't want to do it anymore or ever again. But as soon as the contraction was done, I would feel like "that wasn't too hard" until the next one came. Even through the last pushes, I knew it was close, but just wanted it over with. Then it was over, the pain diminished and I thought again, "that wasn't too hard". Then at night, I could hear the lady in the room next to me screaming and crying in pain as she did her last pushes. It was so eerie to hear and I felt bad for her. I prayed that it would end soon for her, then I could hear a baby cry and she was silent.
The life lesson this teaches me is that, "though the sorrow may last for the night the joy comes in the morning" (Trading My Sorrows - Darrell Evans). Jesus also says in John 16:33, "I have told you these things, so that in me you may have peace. In this world you will have trouble. But take heart! I have overcome the world." It doesn't matter what we go through, it will end and our peace is found in Jesus Christ!