Sunday, August 31, 2008

Labor Day Meme

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I saw this fun meme for moms at Rocks In My Dryer, so I thought I'd play along.

How long were your labors?
#1 - 9 hours.
#2 - 10 hours
#3 - 2 hours.
#4 - 1 hour. My easiest, breeziest one! (Labor, not child!)
#5 - 3 hours.
#6 - 10 hours.
#7 - 3 days. Oh, wait. It only seemed that way. It was 20 hours.

How did you know you were in labor?
#1, mild contractions 5 minutes apart. I was giving a spelling test at school when I noticed, but I was clueless about what it meant. The other teachers had to tell me to get to the hospital!
#2, frequent contractions.
#3, same, with some stomach upset.
#4, same.
#5, doctor told me at my check up. I had no idea.
#6, doctor told me again.
#7, contractions and a sleepless night at home.

Where did you deliver?
The hospital.

#1, epidural. I had to get a sedative first, though. I was too antsy to let the anesthesiologist come near me with that needle!
#2, epidural.
#3, no time for an epidural, only Demerol.
#4, no time for anything.
#5, nothing.
#6, nothing.
#7, nothing.

No, thank you.

Who delivered?
#1, doctor.
#2, doctor.
#3, doctor.
#4, husband delivered the head, then doctor on call (who I had never laid eyes on before) took over.
#5, doctor.
#6, doctor.
#7, doctor.

If you would like to join the fun, be sure to leave a link at Rocks In My Dryer.


Threeundertwo said...

Oh dear, #7 seems to have been a bit reluctant to appear.

I love this meme!

heather said...

I only have three, but it's funny how different they were. BTW, I gave you some blog love today, so I'd love for you to pass it on!

Parker Family said...

i thought this was a super fun meme! thanks for participating!

Laura said...

Amazing how different each child is, isn't it? Love to read your stories!!

Kama said...

I'm so glad I found this Labor Day event hosted by Rocks in My Dryer! I am due in exactly 4 weeks, so I'm glad to read all these labor stories! :) Thanks for sharing!!

Liz said...

Hey just wanted to chime in and say Happy Birthday to you! Hope you have a great day! Hugs, E

Linz said...

Only twenty hours? Seriously? It seemed more like a couple of weeks. ;) J/k. We loved spending time with your kids. :)See you tomorrow.

Smockity Frocks said...

LInz, It was 20 hours of the hard stuff.

Ritsumei said...

What a fun meme this is. I'm enjoying visiting all these blogs & seeing the different stories. =D

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