Sunday, August 31, 2008

The Labor Meme

Shannon over at Rocks In My Dryer had this labor meme up in honor of Labor Day. I thought it looked like fun, and obviously I've not had much else to say lately, so... here goes:

How long were your labors?

Kid #1, 27 hours!
Kid #2, what labor?
Kid #3, nada
Kid #4, zilch

How did you know you were in labor?

Kid #1, My water broke, at home, while folding towels. The towels came in very handy. I've always been super relieved that this happened at home instead of say, the grocery store.

All of the other babies were scheduled c-sections. With baby number 3, I was having contractions 3 minutes apart by the time I was being prepped for surgery. Good timing is what I call that. ;)

Where did you deliver?

All of them were delivered in the same hospital my husband was born in. I think that's kinda neat!


Of course. With the first baby I wanted to try it without drugs, but I wimped out when I had pitocin, a long labor, and was taking a long time to progress.


Yep, with all 4 of them. After 27 hours of labor, 2 of that pushing, baby #1 wasn't budging. He had a fever, I had a fever, and the doctor said it was time to get that baby out. I didn't have any problems with that idea. I don't mind c-sections, I guess it's all I know.

Who delivered?

All of my babies were delivered by the same wonderful doctor.

If you want to play along, head on over to Shannon's. She has a Mr. Linky up.