With Martha I went in to be induced at 14 days over, they put me on a monitor and said 'you're contracting', did an internal and found I was 3cm. I was sent home with instructions to ring 'when it starts to hurt, or in the morning'. Next morning I was still fine, eventually went in that evening, Martha was born at 2.31am the next day.
With Dylan I had a bit of a show (although I'd had three sweeps by this point, so it wasn't unexpected), twinges started about 8pm, by about 10.30 I thought I should call the midwife. My waters broke at 2.04 am, Dilly arrived at 2.05 am. With hindsight, I think maybe I should have had my waters broken earlier, as it was pretty painful - then again the only pain relief I used was my birthing pool, so it can't have been that bad!
First labour probably about 36 hours, second one only about 6 (in my notes it said 2 hrs 45 active labour). Second babies do seem to come quicker.
Mummy to M - September 1998, D - October 2007, and E - May 2010. All BF, cloth nappies, and carried in the same sling, not sure BLW existed in the 90s though!