I told them I would go to bed and get some sleep and asked them to call me once the mom was passed 6 cm (or in the morning... whichever came first.) Fortunately for me, I got a full nights sleep, but unfortunately for the mom, she laboured through the night. Things went slow throughout the next day. I kept in contact with the couple over phone, and finally came to the hospital when mom was 8cm. When I arrived, doctors were already talking C-section and then the baby agreed saying that she was tired too and didn't want to cooperate anymore. This was a lot for everyone to take in at this point. Dad especially found it hard to see Mama wheeled away into surgery. But then, 1 hour later, he came back down the hall with a smile on his face to announce Serenity, a beautiful and very healthy 8 pound girl was born. While mom was in recovery, dad led the way to the nursery to show off his new beauty. I returned later to get some family shots with mom.