Monday, August 20, 2007

Happy Birthday to You!

Today is my #2 daughter's birthday! She was born 32 years ago. Yikes. I have a daughter who is 32. I had to do the math twice to make sure I was right. I was in labor for 2 1/2 hours with her. We were at the hospital only about 30 minutes when she was born. When I got to the hospital the nurse checked me and said I was completely dilated. That was the greatest part - when she bent down to check me again, my water broke and hit her in the face! :0) A few minutes later one of the nurses said, "I hope her doctor gets here in time, because I don't want to deliver this baby." The other nurse said, "Well, I sure don't want to deliver it either." I said, "Well then maybe somebody ought to go call the on-call doctor because I don't want to deliver it either." They did go and call him, but before he could do anything my doctor showed up. Turns out that when I called him he said for some reason he knew I was really in labor so just got in his car and he actually made every light. I'll never forget the look on my husband's face when they were rolling me up the hall to recovery. He thought they were taking me to delivery and when he looked down and saw me holding a baby he almost passed out! I guess he expected another 12 hour labor like I had with daughter #1.
By the way, I remedied that with my next child, I made him go into the delivery room with me from then on (3 more times). I'd sure like to high-five the person who decided that like it or not, the fathers needed to be in the delivery room. Back in my time it was an option. :0+

It doesn't seem like that long ago. Now my daughter #2 is married and has 2 girls of her own and is expecting her third. Each of her girls is like a little piece of her personality. So Happy, Happy Birthday Daughter #2!!! We love you very much!


PsychoIntern said...

Happy Birthday Mom's side of the family Cousin Number Two... :)

keira said...

thanks mom....