Thursday, May 6, 2010

Mother's Day Mania: Birth Stories

Today's theme over at Mama M's is "Birth Stories".

"The moment a child is born, the mother is also born.  She never existed before.  The woman existed, but the mother, never.  A mother is something absolutely new."  ~Rajneesh
There has to be a story behind such a momentous event, right?  Abby's birth is no exception!  I wrote about this about a month ago for Abby's first birthday, click here to see the original post.  Here's the excerpt:

It seems like only yesterday that I went into labor, 10 days earlier than I was supposed to.  She was definitely ready to be here but I wasn't ready for her.  I was in denial from the night before... my husband kept telling me that I was having labor pains and I kept saying no.  Even after my water broke the next morning I thought, "No way my water broke... I think I peed myself."  It didn't take me very long to realize I was in labor and I had to get moving... but first I had to make some phone calls.  This is the actual order of calls from that morning:

  1. My mother:  I called her as I was on the toilet, afraid to get up and pee myself again, to see if she thought I was in labor.  She told me to call the doctor and go to the hospital.
  2. The doctor:  Told me to go to the hospital.  Suddenly I realized that I had hairy wildebeest legs and knew I would spend the whole day completely embarrassed.  So, I asked the doctor if he thought I'd be able to shower.  Thankfully, he said yes but I should hurry.
  3. My mother:  Called to tell her I was going to shower, shave, pack and go to the hospital.  She thought I was crazy and tried to talk me out of the shower and shave but I am stubborn!
Bet your wondering where my husband is?  Well, he was packing... but not for me!  He was nervous and decided to pack a huge (probably 3 foot long) duffel bag with everything he owns.  I have no idea what he was thinking.  But while I am in pain, trying to shower, and trying to pack for myself and Abby he's running around the house packing a months worth of clothes.  The funniest part?  Once Abby was here and he went to get our bags he was embarrassed to bring his "luggage" to the room.  Too funny!

1 comment:

  1. hi, thanks for stopping by our team blog - dont know when the American Mothers day is (ours is in March !) but I think it is coming up so - Happy mothers day - so great that you are raising money for Komen we dont have that organisation in the UK but I know that they team up with Cancer Research UK which is who we did our Walking Marathon in aid of - Ill join you on your 1lb/p/week challenge - Im aiming for about 7lb ish per month but am not going to pressure myself this time - tell you what may be an idea - would youlike to do a guest post for our blog about your 3 day challenge? we do have a lot more readers than actually follow us !! so pleased you stopped by and I 'met' you x - keep on with the good work x x



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