Thank you to Cathy, my co-blogger, for sharing her second child's birth story! Beautiful and hilarious!
I have 3 baby stories....but I want to share the story of my middle child. It seems like the middle child gets pushed aside....I wonder why that is?
After my first son, I was pregnant right away with my second. I pretty much felt that because I went 20 days early with my first, my second would follow the same lead. Ummmm, not so much.
When I was pregnant with my second, we were in the process of buying our first home. We were both busy with jobs, and juggling finances. I don't remember much about being pregnant, because it was an easy, uneventful pregnancy.
I was hoping to have him on Mother's Day. My due date was the day before. I remember the Rosie O'Donnell Show was offering free Kodak cameras for anyone who gave birth on that day. Sunday came and went. I didn't understand....I was late....I am never, ever late for anything.
As the weather warmed, my patience was tried. My husband got me out of the house to buy flowers. I struggled to bend over to plant them, and I remember my fingers in pain trying just to grip the shovel. So, I went inside to lay down. My husband found me crying in the bed. He, of course, asked what was wrong. My answer: "I AM SO SICK OF BEING PREGNANT!!!" I didn't stop there. I got out of the bed, and proceeded to have a tantrum....a real, honest, put all the two year olds to shame, TANTRUM. I screamed, I hit the door, I had a red face, runny nose, and then, I proceeded to jump up and down. And then.....my water broke. OOPS!
Off to the hospital I went. I, of course, was giddy. It was almost over. The birth itself didn't take long at all...maybe 6 hours or so. I do remember VH-1 running a story on Meatloaf, and to this day, think of my sweet middle child every time I hear one of his songs.
I swear, he came out smiling. He was so alert, looking around, calm, attentive. At that point, I thought that good things do come to those who wait. My middle is now 14. He is still the same calm, laid back, smiling kid......and just a little late getting to where he needs to be.