Also, I had two epi's with my first, and you can assure your bf that I was JUST as bitchy if not more. One of my mom's friends came ot help and was coaching me to breath and I told her to shut the fuck up and I would NEVER say that to someone LOL Sooo yeh epi's dont magically make everything all rainbow and sunshine.
Each birth is different, each woman is different, and each one handles pain and stress differently.
During both a joked with my mom, cried for no reason, bored (during the first part), and was never mean once.
My best friend was very quite through it all both times (one with and one without) and my cousin wanted to kill us all (and she had an epi lol).