Friday, September 4, 2009

Labor Day - Laborious

Just for fun, I thought I'd pull out this meme I found on Rocks in My Dryer. In honor of Labor Day, it's about...well, labor. And not the kind you get a day off for, either.

How long were your labors?

Kid #1, 10 hours
Kid #2, 8 hours
Kid #3, 8 hours.
Kid #4, 1.5 hours.

Kid #5, 1.5 hours
Kid #6, 12 hours

Kid #6 was trying to make sure I never did it again. She did not succeed

How did you know you were in labor?

Kid #1, Plug came out, contractions started
Kid #2, Contractions
Kid #3, Contractions
Kid #4, water breaking.

Kid #5, water breaking
Kid #6, false water breaking, huge scare

Where did you deliver?

With all of them, at a hospital.


Kid #1, Epidural
Kid #2, Demoral
Kid #3, Demoral
Kid #4, Nothing

Kid #5, Nothing
Kid #6, Epidural


Yes, #1 was a C-section, all the others VBACs. #6 tried to be a C-section, she's a fussy one!

Who delivered?

All of them were delivered by doctors, though some of them almost came too quickly.

(this post was originally posted August 31, 2008)

1 comment:

Stephanie said...

Hi Suzanne,

This was super interesting. You are one experienced mama!

I can't believe your labor time leapt from 1.5 hours to 12 hours from Kid #5 to Kid #6. Wow! I bet that was a bit of a "surprise."

I'm curious...
(1) Now, that you've had epidurals, demoral, and nothing...what do you think you will do with baby #7 (when that time comes)?

(2) Have you considered delivering at a birth center? If you have one in your area, I highly recommend you looking into it. I bet you'd love it. :)