Monday, September 1, 2008

My Labor Days

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

Who delivered?

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 labor days! And they were all worth it!

If you liked this post and would like to join me here on a regular basis via email or other reader, please...
(You'll be helping to pay for at least one of the nine kid's college tuition.)
OR... bookmark or share this post by clicking the little beauty below... Thank you for your visit!


Melinda said...

You deserve to be honored on Labore Day! I think I was only in labor about 8 hours total for my Four kids. My first was like maybe 2.5 hours and my last was like 45 minutes - we barely made it to the hospital. The Pic of kids is adorable. I love your kids! Give CLaire a big Hug.

Carla said...

Big Pain Big Reward! Loved this post!

the dutson five said...

Wow! That's a lot of labor!

CJ, the Purple Diva said...

I LOVED THIS! I wish I had seen this on LABOR day! I would have loved to play! You've sure done your share of laboring!