Monday, September 1, 2008

Happy Labor Day!

In honor of Labor Day, several bloggers have been writing about their labors with their kids... we want to relive this WHY?! But you know me, I like to jump on the bandwagon! :) (This game is being hosted by Rocks in my Dryer)

How long were your labors?

Kassidy - 11 hours, induced about 3 weeks early due to toxemia. Had a WONDERFUL edpidural... by far my easiest labor! She had such a perfect round head! :)

Kameron - 6.5 hours, water broke around 3am at home. I proceeded to clean my bathroom, living room and kitchen before waking Frank up to drive the hour to the hospital. I never claimed to be the sharpest crayon in the box! Kam was born at 10:27 AM. Stupid Anesthesiologist stuck me ELEVEN times in the back before finally getting the epidural in... only to have my right knee go numb and nothing else. I felt EVERYTHING. It sucked. My knee was numb for 24 hours. I'm not bitter. Much. Kameron had a... um... funny shaped head not so perfectly round head. It looks good now though ;).

Kennedy - Not really sure... I think about 5 hours. I was out of it for most of the time... FYI, in case you missed my last post, Stadol SUCKS!

Keeghan - I was induced due to Intrahepatic Cholestasis of Pregnancy I was 37 weeks pregnant and my labor lasted about 13 hours. Seriously?! Hmmm I think the beginning of that was really nothing though. My nurse spilled a cup of ice water on me so to make up for it she started the pitocin nice and slow... because that's worse than Stadol! ha!

How did you know you were in labor?

Kass, Kenn and Keeghan I was induced... with Kennedy I did have some contractions beforehand. Kameron, my water broke... either that or I peed my bed... but since he was born not long after, I'm pretty sure it was my water! ;)

Where did you deliver?

Kass and Kam were born at Pomona Valley Hospital... in the same room. I was admitted with BOTH kids on November 3rd, but Kassidy was born on the 4th. They are two years apart in age.

Kennedy was born at Blanchfield Army Community Hospital at Fort Campbell.

Keeghan was born at Vanderbilt University Hospital in Nashville.


Yes, of some sort, for all 4. Can't remember what they gave me with Keeghan... it started with an N... it didn't work.



Who delivered?

Kass - his name was Dr. Deanda. I loved that doctor! I think he's still practicing in Southern CA somewhere.

Kam - I'm trying to remember. We moved from Northern CA to Southern CA like 3 weeks before he was born... I wanna say his name was Dr. Wang... or Wong? How sad is it that I don't remember?!

Kennedy - Dr. Dobay. Loved that guy too. He's no longer at BACH.

Keeghan - No clue. I had all my prenatal care at BACH until I got gestational diabetes, then the cholestasis, THEN Kennedy was diagnosed with Leukemia, so they transferred my medical care to Vandy. I don't think the doctor who delivered him was one I had even met before that day. Hmmm

So... is it true you can't wear white after Labor Day?!


Jen T. said...

Nubane? I'm so sorry it didn't work...I'd be an addict if they sold it on the street, lol.

momof4as said...

I was induced with all four of mine... well, with #3 I thought my water broke and it turned out I had basically just urinated on myself, mmm-kay? Had four epidurals and only ONE of them worked (#2 - same month that yours didn't work with Kameron). Well, another story for another blog... hope you got to have a relaxing day today!


Jessie said...

Stadal is terrible!!! I had that with my first labor and hated it so much I had absolutely nothing for my second labor. I remember my OB telling me to open my eyes and look at my baby when he was delivered...I was so out of it. This is a fun post, I will have to do this for will work since all my kids were late anyway I can do my labor day post late too...

TheAlbrechtSquad said... reminisced over dinner with a couple friends.

BTW, my oldest was born at BACH...over 12 years ago..I'm old, LOL

LaForestGump said...

I'd love to have lunch! I'm perfectly fine with out-of-the-box friends. lol
I'd love to get to meet kennedy once before I go.
And I'm dying for the rest of the birth story!!!

LaForestGump said...

Oh, and both kids were over 22 hours in labor, no drugs, and I breast fed. I was going for supermom! Since then I've slacked off a bit! ha ha ha

Lindsay said...

Awh cute,I don't think I want to relive mine yet LOL! And nope,it is very faux pas in the South to wear white (this includes purses) after Labor Day!

Milk Mama said...

What a great idea. I don't like to relive mine, either. I wrote about it once, but every time I write about it, I think it makes me want more children even less. So, I won't. LOL. xD
I'll just give you the abridged version: Induced, 12 hours, no epidural [that worked], posterior, huge episiotomy, ER visits afterward. No fun. :(

Theresa said...

I love birth stories. I didn't have epidurals with either. The first was not by choice. They brought it in, sat it next to me for who knows how long and then said "I" waited to long. With the second I chose not to...but Amanda was only 5 lbs 15 oz! If I knew Daniel was going to be 7 lbs 8 oz, I may have re-thought that whole thing.
Love Theresa

Finding Normal said...

Love these stories today!

Anonymous said...

Ah-Yes..there are some things I can't remember when you were growing up, but I do remember the day I had you! We had already moved to Diamond Bar, but your delivering Doctor was Dr. Gray and you were born at Whittier Presbyterian Hospital. You were 2 weeks early, so I woke up at 5:30 AM to a wet bed..and had to have one of my co-workers come to the house to get work I had brought home before we could leave for the hospital! We took off for the hospital about 8:00 I think - contractions weren't too bad - and you came into the world just a little before 3:00 pm - I had a spinal block and it totally wiped me out - I couldn't even focus on you for a day and a half - I just kept falling asleep! Your brother was a little different. I left work at 12:30 PM because I was feeling a little pressure - my water broke at 1:00 and I couldn't find your Dad anywhere! Finally found him and had to go to the hospital in his rattly old truck - got there at 1:35 and Brent was born at 1:52 - no epidural there! That was WAAAAY too fast! LOL. But you were both definitely worth the wait and the pain!
Love, Mom

Bethany said...

So fun! I just copied you and did this too. :)

Laura said...

OK, I'd love to do this it looks like fun...BUT, it would take me all day! So, I guess I'll pass. Loved reading your labor stories!

Jenn said...

I love hearing about people's labors and their birth stories. I did this yesterday too!

Lora Leigh Brown said...

That's funny that you don't know the name of the doctor who delivered Keeghan. Raeleigh was born at Vandy and I have no clue who the actual doctor was...I know a student caught her when she fell out :)

Beth said...

Love this post - hope you don't mind that I "stole" it!!!