How long were your labors?
Will - 14 hours.
Bob – For-stinkin-ever! (I was induced with him and I think it took almost a full day for him to make his entrance.
Eve – around 1 ½ hours. (to say this was shocking after Bob would be an understatement)
Ann – 11 hours
How did you know you were in labor?
Kid #1, Contractions
Kid #2, because I was 42 and a half weeks and I couldn’t take it anymore and, oh yeah, the pitocin drip the dr gave me.
Kid #3, speedy and shockingly strong contractions
Kid #4, contractions
Where did you deliver?
Hospital, like Shannon so eloquently put it, where the drugs are.
Absolutely! Sadly, Eve made such a surprise entrance that before the anesthesiologist could arrive, she did. I believe I may have said some rather unchristian things about that man, and maybe his mother.
Nope, but I think Bob should have been, cuz he was just a tad BIG and his head was BIGGER!
The dr for all, though he got there seconds before Eve made her appearance.
How long were you pregnant? (I am adding this one because if one has to be pregnant over 42 weeks 4 times, one should get credit)
Will – 42 weeks exactly
Bob – 42 weeks and 2 days
Eve – 43 weeks and one day
Ann – 42 weeks and 3 days.
Go check out Shannon's site for more laborious stories.
***Several of you have commented on the over 42 weeks thing. I was induced with Bob and it was such a horrid experience; I get twitchy just thinking about it. Because of that experience I DID NOT want to do that again. After 42 weeks my dr made me go in for a Non-Stress Test every other day. I was not really fond of that, but my dr wanted to induce again and I was not, no way on earth, going to go through that again. I would have chosen to be pregnant for 50 weeks before that pitocin was getting anywhere near my veins again. Just so ya know***