Wow... MomtoanIV....um, your story is amazing! And you are so tiny to push out a baby like that on your own- and so fast!
I think it's probably good you waited it out at home as much as possible!
I love reading all of these stories :)
I always snuggled my babies...it made them happy and me happy too...then when they fell back to sleep I got up and went back to my own room...both of my boys turned out exceptionally well. One is fifteen now and the other is eight..no development problems, no "momma's boys". I tried the CIO method one time only and after 4 hrs I was as upset as my baby..so how does that method help at all?
I walk to my friend's home every day, and adding a little music and uphill jogging isn't all too bad! I enjoy this everyday activity for me!