Monday, 1 September 2008

Labor day

So I was innocently reading a blog when I saw this "meme" about labor day. I thought it would be fun to try to remember all my labors.

How long were your labors?
1.7 hours
2. 6 hours
3. 6 hours (noticing a pattern?)
4.depends on how you call it... say 12
5. 2 hours
6. 4 hours

How did you know you were in labor?
1. woke up in pain, and it didn't get better after I used the bathroom
2. woke up in a wet bed
3. when they started the pitocin drip
4. woke up with a mild contraction and said, "Why not go to the hospital?"
5. woke up in active labor
6. woke up (yes, all my labors started in bed! This was the only one in the middle of the night, though; the others were in the morning) to regular contractions

Where did you deliver?
All in hospital
(Why did the answers here stay in the question font? computers are dumb)

1. something to stop the vomiting and something to "take the edge off" the pain
2.I think so; don't remember for sure
4.yes, and it was lovely. I was trying to bargain for more, but the nurse said it didn't help during the pushing stage so I only got one dose. time


Who delivered?

God! Isa 66:9 Shall I bring to the birth, and not cause to bring forth? saith the LORD: shall I cause to bring forth, and shut the womb? saith thy God.
I had a Dr present for all but #5; Bob caught her.

another blogger
added birth weight
1. 7lbs 15oz
2. 6lbs 12oz?
3. 9lbs 4oz
4. 8lbs 14oz?
5. 8lbs 10oz?
6. 8lbs 3oz?
Yikes! I cannot remember for sure other than 1 and 3. But the guesses are pretty close, I'm sure.


Ganeida said...

Oooh, ouch. You got a nine pounder. I did 2 just over 8 & that was quite large enough thank you. The twins were 6.4 & 4.6 respectively & looked like skinned rabbits. You should have seen me trying to get a nappy on them ~ & I was an experienced mama! My Lid, being the sweetie she is, arrived calmly without fuss at a lovely 7 pounds ~ neither too big, nor too little. lol. She always tells me she's the perfect child!

Anonymous said...

I love your "Who Delivered" answer! Stay blessed, ~Whitney

MamaOlive said...

Funny thing is, Azariah (my big baby...uh, pun intended) was the one who didn't cause any tearing, and the first with no medication, even though labor was induced. God is funny.
You can't really compare birthweights between us, as I'm probably twice your size and should be able to handle it. :-) Now, I have a cousin who is quite small, and she had two over 10lbs. Yikes!

Whitney, thanks for stopping by.

Ganeida said...

lol. I shall now point out that when I fell pregnant with my twins I was just on 7 stone. Just before I delivered I was 13 1/2 stone. I could barely waddle anywhere & I never ever want to practicaly double my weight again!

MamaOlive said...

Well, I finally looked it up - a stone is 14 lbs. phew; that has been bugging me to not know.
So, yeah, I am twice your size. :-)
I also love how you say you "fell" pregnant, like you tripped or something. Over here we "get" pregnant, like it's a trophy. :-D

Ganeida said...

Hey, accidents happen...;P

LC said...

Well, I'm a bit late on my reading of your blog, but for my first I realized I was in labor when I dreamt I was starting my monthly.

MamaOlive said...

I had that dream with Naysha, when my water broke. I was in a public bathroom (in the dream) and I didn't have a pad, which was weird because I always carry an extra. Except I had got out of the habit because I was pregnant. And then the conflict of thoughts between pregnancy and "starting" was enough to wake me up.
And then I thought I'd wet the bed, what with dreaming about using the toilet. :-)