Tuesday, July 31, 2007

Tough times

Katie is expecting her fourth child at St Mary's in Knoxville. She's having a rough time. It sounds rather unpleasantly like my own experience. She's resigned herself to a c-section after many days of labor.

People ask me how I managed with three days of labor - how could they have let me go that long. Well, probably like Katie, I never thought it would go that long. You don't think after the exhausting first day - oh I've got two more days of this. You think - hey, if I'm lucky I'll have a baby in a few hours - 8 hours away tops - not 48 more hours. You never think that. I didn't want a c-section so I tried everything not to have one. It didn't work.

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