Thursday, December 13, 2007

4 years ago tonight...

I was in the middle of a cookie baking marathon with my sister-in-law when I felt the first contraction come hard and fast. I went upstairs and laid down for awhile only to end up at the OB triage only to be sent home because they said I wasn't in "real" labor. I knew of course that I was, but I wasn't dilating so they sent me home. 2 hours later I was back with contractions 2 minutes a part, begging for my doula (this hospital supplies them...once you've been admitted) but I still wasn't dilating.

Chowder and I walked the hospital halls while I labored. Finally, my water broke outside the elevator on floor 6, where I yelled, "HA! Take that Nurse Ratched!" Seconds later, I was overwhelmed and out of control. By the time they checked me (2cm) and got me upstairs and out of my clothes, I was a complete lunatic. 15 minutes after the first check, they checked me again. I was completely dilated. "Oh," they said. "No wonder you were acting like that. huh."

It then took me 3 hours to push the little bastard out. (My fault. I just figured out how to push with the last one.) 15 minutes after that Chowder was out the door to get to Skaterboy's City/County soccer Championship (he won!) and I curled up with my brand new Porkchop and
took the first of many warm and wonderful naps. *sigh* heck! We had one this afternoon.

So, tonight we made gingerbread men along with 5 other kinds of cookies. If I had to describe the differences between Jellybean and Meatball I could never describe it as well as this picture. Want to guess whose is whose?



And then there's this little cherub. I'm afraid she has weaned. Just like that. It makes me sad because it kind of came with no warning. If I had known that was the last time...

7 comments:

Jenni said...

Great birth story! And I'm LOL at the two gingerbread "men"...

How sad about Ladybug going cold turkey on you! ((HUGS))

Cakes said...

Did I use "whose" the right way? I mean the semi-right vernacular way. That who who's whose whom thing get me every time.

Mel said...

very domesticated Betty Crocker!
Love the gingerbread pic, no need for child psychology or any deep and meaningful personality assessment.
Impressed u had a doula!

Niki said...

Oh my goodness, LOVE the two "twin" gingerbread men your twins made! Laughed very hard at that. And your comments.

So, was the scarcely decorated cookie scarcely decorated because the treats were ingested, or because that is how he felt about decorating?

Melanie said...

TFS Porkchop's birth story! A dear friend just had a baby and went from 5cm-8cm-9cm WHILE the nurse was checking her!!!

Those gingerbread men are great, especially the "twin" ones. :)

valerie said...

Happy birthday, Porkchop!

Sorry about the weaning - it's always a bit of a sad thing, I've found.

Anonymous said...

I went into labor making gingerbread men cookies, too! Never saw it on the list of things that do the trick, so maybe it should be added??? :)