So a couple of other bloggers decided to do this little meme and I decided why not join in.
According to Wikipedia Labour Day or Labor Day is an annual holiday to celebrate the economic and social achievements of workers. Labour Day has its origins in the labour union movement, specifically the eight-hour day movement, which advocated eight hours for work, eight hours for recreation, and eight hours for rest.
So it has absolutely nothing to do with Labour as in giving birth to a child. However I figure what the heck. The meme is cute and I am going to do it anyways. Oh and of course since Little Brother is still in my belly I am answering these for when I gave birth to Big Brother.
How long were your labors? This is a tricky one. You see my water broke at 5:30am and I didn’t feel what I knew were contraction until 7:30am. However looking back I now know I had back labour all freaking night. Big Brother was born at 9:45am. So about 4 hours once I knew what was actually going on.
How did you know you were in labor? Well guess I jumped ahead answering the last question. I knew it was time because my water broke so we headed to the hospital. By the time I got settled in at the hospital full blow contractions started.
Where did you deliver? Here I am jumping the gun AGAIN by answering this in the last question. In case you didn’t figure it out I delivered in the hospital.
Drugs? Hell Yes! At first I couldn’t get an epidural because they were busy with an emergency delivery of twins so they gave me some other drug. I don’t remember what it was but it didn’t stop the pain. Just kind of froze it at the level of hurt it was currently at. I did eventually get my epidural and was in heaven after that.
Who delivered? Don’t remember. My doctor was conveniently on holidays so was whoever was some doctor on call at the hospital. I also had a couple of nurses and a resident who came to watch the whole show.
What are you doing today? Anything special? Nope. I didn’t get to go shopping though since everything was closed due to the true meaning of labour day.