Tuesday, September 2, 2008

Labor Day Meme

Just for fun, I copied Renee and pulled this meme from Rocks in my Dryer. In honor of Labor Day, it's about...well, labor. And not the kind you get a day off for, either.

How long were your labors?
Mason - my water broke around 3pm, I started pushing just before midnight and had him around 3am ... so that would be 12 hours. To the best of my recollection.

Payton - was sick and having sporadic contractions starting maybe around 9am. Went to the hospital around 3pm and she was born around 10pm after three pushes. I think.

How did you know you were in labor?
Mason - my water broke all over my couch. I stood with my legs crossed yelling for someone to get me a towel. I think that was a sign that labor was imminent.

Payton - I had been sick all day, got really dehydrated {or so they told me ... blood that has the consistency of molasses is not a good thing} and started having contractions. Went to the hospital where they hydrated me and tried to send me home. I said, "Oh nooo ... call my OB now and I want my water broke!" I was like 6cm dilated at that point and they were gonna send me home! Crazy nurses.

Where did you deliver?
Both of my kids were delivered at a birthing center at our local hospital. Best place ever.

Uh ... yeah. I was asking for an epidural when I walked through the door. Didn't feel a thing either time!

Yes, with Mason. After pushing for two hours, I couldn't get him out. He was sunny side up and they even tried to pull him out with a vacuum ... no go. So off to the OR I went ... after all of that. He owes me.

Payton - VBAC all the way, baby. If I never have another c-section, life will be good.

Who delivered?
Mason - Dr. Grover delivered him ... she is awesome!

Payton - Dr. Kang delivered her ... just as awesome!

1 comment:

  1. Love that birthing center- I had Dr. Josephs for Julia and am excited to see who I get for this one!