Question of the Day

Was there anything unusual about your birth or your children’s birth?

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15 Responses to Question of the Day

  1. SKL says:

    Mine: not that I am aware of. Other than the amazing human being that was born. Oh, and my dad has an old reel-to-reel tape from taping a radio show two days after my birth, dedicating a song to me. He played it for me about 10 years later. How cute is that?

    My girls’: about the births themselves, I don’t know, and probably never will. Both were relinquished for adoption soon after birth, and brought up by foster families until their adoptions were final.

  2. holeycheese says:

    Well.. to start with my birth. I was a huge baby.. I was 11lbs when I was born. Poor mom.

    And I’d say that my youngest daughter was born in a special way to.. she came out like a projectile at home in the bathroom. Two minutes before she was born we still thought we would make it to the hospital. =)

  3. nikki says:

    Omg holeycheese! I couldn’t imagine giving birth at home. I would have been a nervous wreck.
    My son’s birth wasn’t unusual just amazing with a little chaos. Everyone was there!! At the actual birth it was Joy, my mom, Jason and Sue. But the second he was born in came the rest of the clan. It was like a revolving door.
    When I was born I came very close to needing a complete blood transfusion b/c they weren’t sure how my parents blood would mix but it turned out to be fine.
    Funny story, my aunt asked my brother to point me out in the nursery and he pointed to a little black baby. He was only 4!

  4. holeycheese says:

    I’m happy this happend with the third baby and not the first.. Also there was just no time to be nervous.. by the time we realized what was happening she was already out and breathing and seemed to be fine. And now when I’m looking back at it I’m just happy and thankful that I had such an easy birth.

    Funny story about your brother and the black baby =)

  5. My first baby was born 6 weeks premature. My second and third babies were born in a birth center, a building completely separate from the hospital and set up like a home, and with a midwife, which I don’t consider unusual but I think nowadays it is a bit uncommon.

  6. Joy says:

    I didn’t have anything unusual happen. Both my births were easy and fast. 6 and 4 hour labors. I’m one of those you hear that had it REALLY easy. I also have a very high tolerance of pain which could also be a reason. I didn’t find it “that” bad.

    I think my birth was just normal too. The only funny story I’ve heard is my parents had this convertible that had no reverse so my dad had to be careful where he parked so he wouldn’t have to back up to get out. That sounds kinda boring but it’s all I have to offer.

  7. Just a Mom says:

    I was born on my brother’s 3rd birthday. My mom was baking his cake when I decided to join in on the fun!

    My oldest daughter had me in labor for 3 days after being a week late. Then she had the cord wrapped around her neck 2 times. She came out and hit the doctor in the face. I should have known then she was a fighter!

    My youngest daughter was a piece of cake. The day she was born the shuttle flew over the hospital on it’s way to Florida to land and you could actually see it with the naked eye.

  8. kweenmama says:

    My birth: I was a month premature, but healthy.

    With my youngest son I mowed the lawn then went for my regular checkup. The nurse came in and asked, “Uh, did you know you are in labor?”

    “Oh, I am? Guess I’d better call my husband.”

    Four hours later he was here.

  9. Tosha says:

    my oldest was 3 weeks late and I ended up having an emergency c section with out medication. I felt the entire thing it was the most horrific pain i had ever been through. The 2nd went as planned (scheduled c section) My 3rd was 6 weeks early and ended up in the NICU for 10 days. My 4th was a planned c section and went smoothly but he took fluid into his lungs because he had the hiccups and he ended up being in the NICU for 10 days

  10. Joy says:

    Wow Tosha, such an experience with your first, I’m surprised you had any more! I’m sure I wouldn’t have wanted to.

  11. nikki says:

    Wow Tosha I can’t even imagine nor do I want to. OH the pain!!!! Yes I’m surprise you had 3 more…you’re one brave cookie!!

  12. Mary says:

    During my birth, Mom said I came out so fast that I had a pointy head. (I tell her that’s why I’m so sharp!)

    For my first, he was breech and had to be born via C-section. I started feeling the procedure and just as the anesthetist slapped on a mask to put me out, my son was out and the doctor held him up for me to see. He had his eyes open.

    For my second, I was determined to have a VBAC. I went into labor early (as I had with the first) and was given medicine to halt labor for a week or two. When I was allowed to continue labor, I headed to the hospital, but it wasn’t progressing and I wasn’t in pain, so Hubby and I left the hospital to vote in the primary. We returned and I had light labor all night. I was given morphine so I could sleep, but I actually couldn’t get to sleep until after the morphine wore off. The next morning, even though I wasn’t uncomfortable in the least, the doctor broke my water in order to get things going. I immediately blacked out and only came to when it was time to push. While I was in this blacked out state, the doctor came in and asked if he could have some people in to watch. (Crappy of him, wasn’t it?) Our daughter was born in front of an audience.

    After having 2 children born ahead of schedule, this is what I expected of our third. Ha! He had me fooled. He was two weeks late and I was so tired of waiting for him that I used the Old Wives’ method of starting labor – castor oil and orange juice. Major yuck! But it worked. I took it at 5 p.m. and was in labor by 9 p.m. My water broke at 1 a.m. I had trouble waking my husband. He had to take a bath to wake up. (His folks were horrified!) We raced to the hospital and our son was born at 3 a.m. after only three pushes.

  13. nikki says:

    Mary I almost did the castor oil b/c I wanted to have him on the 4th of July. I couldn’t bring myself to do it though. He was born 4 days later.

  14. Tosha says:

    LOL.. they weren’t planned.. We were totally surprised by number 2 and number 4.. I was so scared during my entire pregnancy with number 2 that i had panic attacks the entire pregnancy and it was just a horrible time.. When I went into labor with number 3 early and they said they were going to leave me awake for the c section I flipped out and had a panic attack then some other non fun stuff happened while I was on the OR table and they had to knock me out.. With number 4 the dr refused to put me to sleep as I had been knocked out with 2 & 3 I flipped out again. I was so scared and traumatized from the ordeal with the first that I spent the entire pregnancy dwelling on it once the dr said he refused to let me be put to sleep because with number 4 there is more scar tissue to get through and the baby is out if i’m out .. He said it wasnt good for the baby. I ended up having therapy because I was so scared. But in the end I was left awake and it was okay.. I had to put on my brave face but I cried the entire time because I was scared.

  15. Jane says:

    I sound pretty boring. I was just normal and so were my two. No problems or anything. I was afraid I wouldn’t make it to the hospital in time though. Silly fear but we made the 1 1/2 hour drive in plenty of time. I’m done now. No more babies for me.

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