At least that is what I kept telling myself through my labor.
In honor of Labor Day, Shannon invited us to participate in a meme sharing some details about our own labors...the ones that ended with the baby's cry and a farewell to a good night's sleep. I just had to play along.
By the way, this just goes to show that the women who say "you will forget all about the labor after you see the beautiful face of your child" is a liar.
How long were your labors?
Dylan - 33 hours. Yes, you read the number right...over an entire day! I was admitted at 7am to be induced and had friends coming that night to "meet the baby". They had quite a shock when they saw that he was still in my belly!
Zoe - 5 hours. Just a wee bit different than the first. God bless my little girl.
How did you know you were in labor?
Dylan - I was induced in the hospital so never went into labor on my own. I had contractions for the entire 33 hours although they would fluctuate intensity.
Zoe - My water broke right after I used the bathroom. I remember calling for Dave from the bathroom and telling him that I thought my water broke. He looked at the mess on the floor and said "If it didn't you have some major issues."
Where did you deliver?
Both kids were born in Delaware at the same hospital in rooms right across from each other.
Um, yes please!!
I am proud to say that my anesthesiologist was my favorite person at both of my deliveries.
I had epidurals with both. I don't need to prove my super momness to anybody!!
No, both natural deliveries (with the meds - see above). I was prepped for an emergency c-section when Dylan's heart rate dropped after my water was broken, but thankfully they got him stabilized and I was able to deliver naturally.
Dylan - Dr. Berlin who sang happy birthday to as soon as he was born.
Zoe - Dr. Eschbach who was so busy that night in the hospital he ran in, caught her, cut the cord, and was gone.
What about you? Want to tell your labor story? Just cut, copy, and paste the questions above, tell us your story, and then link up over at Shannon's. Leave me comment to let me know you played along so I can come read your story.