Well, this won't be as polished as I'd like but at least it'll be here!!
On Thursday, November 9th I woke up at 1am with contractions 3 minutes apart but only about 30 seconds long. Called the midwife at 1:30 and she said they're not long enough, go watch TV and see if it changes. 2am turned on "Fear Factor" - thought to myself "Yeah, right! Try having a baby at home with no drugs!!" By the first commercial had another contraction and felt I needed to go upstairs to the bathroom. Contractions still didn't seem strong enough to me though - I knew from experience with DS1 they were going to get much worse.
Went to the bathroom to labour .. Called to J to wake him up and told him to call midwife. By the time he returned to the bathroom from calling my water broke - he says it sounded like a water balloon bursting! - thankfully all in the toilet. Suddenly I knew it was the baby's head pressing down and said to him "it's the head, grab a towel and catch him!!" I could see from Josh's face he could see the head! Head came out so fast, then the shoulders very quickly after. J somehow managed to catch the baby and call "9-1-1-1" at the same time - by the time they answered DS2 was out and he told them his colour and that he was breathing.
J handed DS2 to me and went to open the door. The paramedics came in and clamped the cord, J cut it. They took DS2 and massaged him to make sure his circulation was ok. Then they had me sign a waiver saying I didn't want to go to the hospital or have DS2 taken there. By then my midwife was there. She weighed DS2, measured him, gave him his vitamin K shot, etc.
So that's pretty much it... J has been off one week and is off one more so we are doing ok :-)