In honor of Labor Day, I’m sharing the hardest work I’ve ever done!
How long were your labors?
Kid #1, 12 hours
Kid #2, 10 hours
Kid #3, 8 hours
How did you know you were in labor?
Kid #1, 2 weeks late, induced due to begging.
Kid #2, 1 week early, induced due to threatening
Kid #3, 7 weeks early, emergency c-section, because I like to mix it up a little.
Where did you deliver?
In the safety and security of the hospital, where most patients with OCD deliver.
Yes, many and all kinds.
On my last one, after 7-8 hours of laboring without dilation, I was rushed down the hall because the baby and I weren’t doing well. I’ve never been more afraid of a nurse with a razor!
Kid #1- A nice midwife who sat on the end of my bed to ‘take a looksey’ broke the end of my bed– completely off—she went on to do a great job!
Kid #2- We moved when I was 8.5 months pregnant and a very reluctant doctor I only met once, delivered my son. When she told me I was too far along to accept as a new patient, I burst into tears and said my hubby would have to do it. She quickly changed her policy.
Kid #3- The best OB in Texas! I love this woman. I’m pretty sure she saved my daughter’s life!
How about you? What are your numbers?
[Did you adopt? (how long did you wait?) Not a mom yet (how long were your mom’s numbers)?]
originally posted, Sept. 1, 2008