This post is listed @ Shannon's Rocks in My Dryer. It's in honor of labor day, and I mean LABOR day! She lists the following questions asking about our labors and we get to post our entries at her site. She is awesome!
How long were your labors?
Kid #1, 24 hours
Kid #2, 18 hours
Kid #3, 10 hours
Kid #4, 20 hours
Kid #5, 20 hours
Kid #6, 51 hours
Kid #7, 36 hours
Kids #8 and #9 (twins), 10 minute c-section!
How did you know you were in labor?
Kid #1, small labor pains
Kid #2, water leakage
Kids #3, #4, #5, #6, and #7, small labor pains
Kids #8 and #9, scheduled c-section but water GUSHED in chiropractors office 3 hours before appointment!
Where did you deliver?
Kids 1-6, teaching military hospital
Kids 7-9, teaching county hospital
Kid #1, demoral (just wanted to go back to sleep after she was born)
Kid #2, demoral (was too tired to push and the doctor cussed at me for it)
Kids 3-7, no drugs (wonderful, euphoric feeling when it was over and totally worth the pain!)
Kids 8 and 9, a really good spinal for the c-section
Yes, with #'s 8 and 9
Kids 1-4, random army doctor
Kid #5, army certified nurse midwife (loved her!)
Kid #6, random army doctor
Kid #7, certified nurse midwife
Kids 8 and 9, this guy...
(This is the nicest doctor I have ever met in my entire life.)
There you have it...my labor days! And they were all worth it!
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