Thursday, August 9, 2012

How My Daughter Came Out



Rachael, Lydia (who happened to have a minute away from med school residency and was in town from Philly!) and me. I love these girls. Our NYC trip together last Fall was wonderful. I'm thankful they've adopted me into their "Princeton circle." I practically feel like I was a member of their acapella group from hearing so many stories. 


And by my daughter "coming out", I'm referring to how she came out of my tummy and into the world, not how she came out of the closet.

I figured its time to share Zoe's birth story. Do you have two seconds to read it? Because that's about all it will take. Ready? Go.

7:00 a.m.--awoken by 3 huge contractions. On third contraction, water breaks like a water balloon. I can tell there is meconium. (That means the baby pooped inside of you).

7:15 a.m.--wake up Vic and tell him it's GO TIME.

7:35 a.m.--take shower and get dressed

8:00 a.m.--text sitter to come over (18 yr. old Mikayla Rasmuson, a god-send)

8:15 a.m.--breakfast

8:30 a.m.--Peter wakes up and Mikayla arrives

9:00 a.m.--head to hospital

9:15 a.m.--admitted to hospital, dilated to a 3

9:30-11:00 a.m.--walk around the room in labor

11:00 a.m.--sitting on birthing ball and realize I need to push

11:15 a.m.--WELCOME BABY ZOE covered in poo!

Noon--order lunch from the gourmet kitchen in the Park City hospital. Great timing little girl!

I make it sound like it was easy. It wasn't. And my recovery is still in process (mostly mental at this point). And none of this could have happened without Vic (OBVIOUSLY... ifyaknowwhatimean).

4 comments:

  1. Can I tell you I literally laughed out loud at this? I can just hear you saying "Welcome baby Zoe...covered i poo!" I hope my labor this time can be quick and natural. Last time Kara came out less than half an hour after my water broke but I already had an epidural. You are too funny...

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  2. I believe you that it wasn't easy, but after my last kid... I would pay good money for a 4 hour labor. AWESOME.

    In Biblical times, you got twice the recovery period when you had a girl versus having a boy. So I think you should get to cut yourself twice as much slack and order take out twice as much. Having little kids is the hardest thing in the whole world, but you're doing awesome.

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  3. You are so dang funny....it really does sound like a textbook delivery. Wonderful if every baby delivery was always that regimented!! Ha Ha She is so pretty and looks a lot like you. Glad you let Vic take some of the glory!!

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  4. and that just about sums it up, doesn't it? well heck, bring on this baby. and lets hope its as fabulous as Zoe.
    ps. my third was birthed poopy, too! yay for poopy thirds. hows THAT for a nickname? don't tell her i called her that.

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