A DAY TO REMEMBER…

  1. Liz says:

    That’s a great story.
    Men are clueless.
    The day after Steven was born my husband asked me “Aren’t you happy we had a boy?”
    “I said yes – that’s what we wanted.”
    “Oh, because you didn’t look to happy in the delivery room.”
    ? WTF
    I said – “You try pushing out a baby at 330 am and see how happy you are.”

  2. Nancy Chaudhry says:

    I cant believe it, 6? It seems like yesterday. Happy Birthday Jake!

  3. Kimberly says:

    That’s so funny. I never heard Jake’s birth story before. The underwear thing kills me but I think I probably would have done the same, thinking …well… they won’t have to come off until it’s time for them to come out. lol
    I’ve been witness to 3 births and the similarities are amazing. The hungry husband gobbling down cafeteria food while the starving wife sniffs the air and chomps on ice chips. The husband distracted by boredom with the duration of the birth process. My one sister thought she was going crazy because she kept hearing the theme to the “Odd Couple” turns out they were running a marathon of the show and her husband was tuned it. And the pain of course. I still laugh at the image of my little sister demonstrating during her contractions (gritting her teeth, lol) how she was going to pull off the testicles of the anesthesiologist if he didn’t hurry up with the epidural the doctor had order a half hour before. Somehow in spite of all this the end result is still magic and in our lives come people we can’t imagine ever being without.

  4. Aimee Carson says:

    Since all three of my children were adopted, I can’t relate to the physical act of giving birth. However, I tip my hat to yours (and every mother’s) endurance. I’ve been present at hundreds of deliveries (day job and all), and each and EVERY one of them makes me think: “Man, someone’s gotta come up with a better method.”

  5. Jen, I remember the day my oldest was born. I had been promised a saddle block. Sounded like heaven to me. Except he was a breech and they decided to go with ether. Put the mask on my face. I took it off. Called my husband in to control me. I looked at him and said, “I wish one of us had been sterile.” Those days are far behind and I’m so very glad.

  6. Carolyn says:

    Hey, I was one of the people locked out of the house, peering at the dogs through the chink in the curtain! After a little while, they stopped barking and just looked at us. We looked at them and made reassuring noises while trying every key we had in every lock we could see. Turns out the previous dog-sitter had locked a side lock we hadn’t been given the key for. The dogs eventually just lay down and Bella gave us a look I still remember.

    I’ll have you know that, after all that standing around, our fingers and toes were MILDLY CHILLED! And we had to go to a diner to eat a lot of delicious food cooked by Greek people and Ray’s call that Jake was born CAME RIGHT IN THE MIDDLE OF OUR DESSERT! LOL!

    But all our suffering was worth it when we came in the next day and saw you holding Jake. Happy Birthday, buddy!

  7. Theresa says:

    Jen this is an awesome story once again men are totally clueless lol! I didn’t know the story of Jakes birth so that was very cool to read. I am sorry that I missed saying Happy Birthday to him so Happy Birthday Jake 6 years old wow where does the time go? I remember when you were pregnant coming in to my office and we would chat. Don’t feel bad when I had my surgery I didn’t take my underwear off either the nurse said ah you need to take your underwear off darnit thought I could get out of the whole thing. Ps I am like you hate blood test needles doctors and all that jazz. I give you credit cause you did it twice they would have had to knock me out to get the baby out lol!!!

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