Well, my intentions to write every little detail about David have totally failed. I wanted to keep everyone up to date but having a newborn in the house along with a 3.5 year old has been a bit challenging. Millions of Moms have done it and I will do it too but right now I’m pretty tired and having trouble finding time to do anything computer related.
The birth: if I don’t mention the story now…..nobody will care anymore so here it is (the short short version):
My water broke at 3:05pm
Ben woke up at 3:06pm and said what is the matter Mommy?
Craig came home at 3:10pm
Ben greeted him at the door saying Mommy’s water broke. He was like WHAT?
We called the Dr. who said make your way into the hospital (1 hour away). I was feeling nothing at that time (3:15pm)
After I hung up – instantly my contractions started and they were 4min apart. I was feeling lots now. I managed to get into the car by 4:00pm
Arrived at Mom’s to drop off Ben and stuff at 4:30pm (contractions 2 minutes apart- agony). Did a driveby.
Got on the highway and felt a need to push – HOLY SHIT! How can I have this baby in the car!
Somehow, someway, Craig got us to the hospital even though I said numerous times to pull over. (thank God he didn’t)
Emergency room guy raced me into the hospital into some triage room because I was wailing, The baby is coming out!
I was on the table not 10 minutes…pushed three times and there popped out David.
Mind you, I am sparing you all the gory details. Those close to me have gotten the phone call with those.
Ultimately, I had my natural birth, it lasted two hours. David was born at 5:10pm. I was happy as a clam and still am!
Happy and TIRED that is ; )
3:15 mommy had dinner on the table and we were waiting for you to come to break the yom kippur fast..
3:25 we get phone call that mina was in bathroom not able to get out of the house
4:25 we’re not sure why they haven’t arrived yet and mommy is freaking out saying you should call an ambulance
4:30 mommy has walked out to the lawn 22 times to check if you’re coming down the road.
4:32 i ask mommy if she wants xanax. she declines.
4:35 mommy tells me to start planting her fall bulbs to distract her
4:40 mina pulls up and her eyes are squeezed shut in agony and she can’t talk
4:40:15 diaper bags and ben get thrown out of the car
4:40:16 mommy hands craig a bagel to go since he hasn’t eaten all day
4:40:17 craig speeds off as the hospital is a half-hour away and it’s rush hour
4:40 :18 mommy calls the police. police say they should have called an ambulance
4:40 -5:09 we are in shock and feeding ben bagels. i’ve eaten three bagels already. pop is calm as usual
5:10 official time of birth
5:11 we get the call and we’re astounded that they got there and she had it all within a half an hour.
5:45 we get to the ward and say we’re here for the spooner baby. they say, “THAT was a wild delivery!” we ask why and we’re told because she came through the door and was shoved in the first room (which was not a delivery room, it was triage) and 30 people were running down the hall trying to bring equipment down there.
6:00pm: min was all smiles when we were in the room and craig was still coming back to Earth
Julie…awesome take fro the other side! Totally enjoyed it! LOL
Me too – Made me laugh out loud. My Mom called the POLICE for crying out loud LOL!
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