A couple of years on Labor Day, I shared the hardest labor I’ve ever done: Becoming a mom!
I thought I’d share my facts again and you can do the same in the comments.
We will give each other a virtual, sweaty high-five!
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? Those hours should win you a trophy!)
originally posted, Sept. 1, 2008