Labor Day Labor Stories

Rocks in my Dryer is hosting a little Labor Day meme carnival. And she ain’t talkin’ just about the holiday. She means L-A-B-O-R as in how did your baby or babies come into the world. Yeah, that kind. Here are the details of my labors.

How long were your labors?

The B Man – I was induced and from the time they broke my bag of waters to delivery it was about 5 hours. It was NOT FUN though. Looking back, I probably wouldn’t have done the whole induction thing (I wasn’t even overdue yet) as it was very stressful on both me and the baby. I almost had to have a C-section due to the fact that his heartbeat was in the danger zone.

Little G – C Section

How did you know you were in labor?

Never got to experience “going into labor” the traditional way. Darnit.

Where did you deliver?

In two different hospitals. First one, okay. Second one, STELLAR. The food was even good. No, kidding. And the nurses for so wonderful with helping me to breastfeed and just making me feel like I was really being cared for in the most sincere way.

Drugs? Yes thanks.


Yes, with my second, Little G. Not for his sake but mine. With The B Man (my first) I had some major issues with my own body in the actual delivery zone and I, nor my OB wanted a repeat performance of that. It was a hard but good decision. My recovery was much easier.

Who delivered?

Two different doctors because we moved before my second pregnancy. And… I am much happier with the second one anyway.

Go ahead, share your “labor” day stories. We wanna hear ’em! : )



  1. I have three kids 8, 10 and 14 my wife is the one that did all the work. Women deserve all the credit for doing the hardest and perhaps most rewarding thing in the world. Men will never be able to relate.

  2. It’s interesting how different people perceive induction, c-section, etc. I was not induced with Adam, but I was with Matt and I would (will?) do it again! I loved being induced (minus the terrible contractions that come on REALLY fast)… but isn’t that what the drugs are for? :)

  3. I get tired just THINKING about my labours!

    I’m too lazy to post today, but maybe I’ll join another day :)

  4. both my boys were fast and furious… first one was induced… didn’t think those contractions were fun… but 2 hours later i had an almost 11 lb boy… no drugs…

    baby #2 was supposed to be induced but my water broke and I spent the 30 minutes to the hospital convinced i was going to have a road side delivery… thankfully not…he came 2 hours later as well… 10.5 lbs and no drugs…

    ps – the no drug thing wasn’t a choice… there simply was no time…

  5. Liked reading about your babies,I did this too!

  6. Thank goodness for the drugs, eh?

  7. I do love these stories! :)

    Glad your second experience was better!

    Happy Labor Day!

  8. I am the boring c-section for both girl. Both planned, both c-setions, and would not have done it any other way! :)

    Glad no more deliveries at this house. Glad to have my body back!!

  9. Whew- these have been fun to read! Happy Labor Day! Thank you for all your prayers and encouragement! your words were so kind and uplifting on our blog- Thank you!

    kari & kijsa

  10. I was all about the drugs! We are opposite, I had a section the first go round then a vaginal the second and the vaginal was much kinder to my body :-)

    They are so worth it though 😉

  11. Oh well, I guess I missed out on the Labor Day carnival. Darn busy weekends 😉

    It really is interesting to see how different people have experienced birthing.

    My water broke with both of the boys in such a way that I heard a pop and there was no doubt what was going on. Be thankful you never had to deal with that happening at home – not too pretty!

  12. All these labor posts are making me so TIRED!

  13. My labor and delivery didn’t go at all as I’d hoped…but I got my gorgeous girl out of it, so it was all worth it! Three weeks early, induced because they couldn’t tell for sure if I was leaking fluid or not(?!), lots of scary complications with my heart, I didn’t even get to see my baby for the first day. I try not to let it bother me, but I do have regrets.

  14. Thanks for sharing your labor stories! I am due in less than 4 weeks now and have enjoyed (mostly) reading about labor and delivery from everyone thanks to RIMD. We just can’t wait to meet our little one and find out if I’ve been carrying a boy or a girl!!