Quoting Fairy [God] Mother ®:" I have similar questions as well, since my first was an emergency as well I was out for it and will be ... [snip!] ... about breast feeding too since its scheduled for 39 weeks and I'm not sure if my milk will be in. It's like you read my mind "The spinal isn't as bad as it seems. Just make extra sure you can't feel them touching you. I felt it, but I was too nervous to say anything and wound up in so much pain. Being awake is awesome. You don't have to see anything because your face is behind a little curtain type deal but you can see the baby right after. The only part I disliked besides the pain was throwing up. They said some women do and some don't and apparently I wasn't lucky.