In honor of Labor Day, I decided to participate in a meme from Shannon. Because it's all about labor. You know LABOR - childbirth. A process that I have been through 3 times. So here goes.
How long were your labors?
Kid #1, 5 hours.
Kid #2, 6 hours
Kid #3, 7 hours.
Clearly, we love a good pattern.
How did you know you were in labor?
Kid #1, induced
Kid #2, started labor the weekend before, came again in the middle of the night - no mistaking true labor.
Kid #3, induced
Where did you deliver?
With all of them, at a hospital. Where the drugs are.
See above. Oh mercy, YES. Actually, my epidural for Kid #2 didn't take. My left thigh was numb, but nothing else. Nothing says easy labor like a numb left thigh.
No, but Kid #2 almost was. Her heart rate kept crashing. Probably something to do with the extreme pain I was in (except for my numb left thigh). She rallied late in the 4th quarter and made a quick and PAINFUL entrance into this world.
Docs. Doc #1 with Kid #1 almost missed it because he was in denial that I was moving along as fast as I was. Never, ever, underestimate me and my birthing skillz.
Doc #2 was a lady doc that I met in the ER that morning. It was Saturday and 4th of July weekend. My doc wasn't on call. New doc was great. A little awkward, though. Nothing like getting to know someone by flashing the old hoo ha within minutes of meeting them.
Doc #3 was fantastic - still my doc today. LOVE him.
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