Not that birth story ... not yet. This is Ingrid's. Forgive me; two years later, I still can't part with enough of it to get it down to a decent length. (This is the short version.) But here it is, for posterity and for your crazy birth-story-loving selves, if any.
This weird little work-around (back-dating the post and putting a link to it here) is the only way I can figure out to keep the whole huge thing from appearing on page one. All the official Blogger options I can find involve a stupid "read more" link at the bottom of every post, regardless of length. Is this why people switch to Typepad?