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Saturday, October 5, 2013

Let’s Talk About Babies #31Days

Yesterday we discussed how your family began regarding how your grandparents and parents met each other and how you met your spouse if you are married. Now, let’s talk about babies. Where were your parents born – at home? In a hospital? Do you know anything about your parents’ births? Do you know anything about your own birth? If you have children, I’m sure you know all about their births! If you’ve already written your children’s birth stories, you can copy those stories into where ever you are keeping your family’s story. If you want to include baby pictures, that would be great too!

Something interesting about the births of myself and my husband is that they were very different from each other. My mom gave birth to be vaginally – even though I was in a breech position. (Today, just about all breech babies have scheduled c-sections, but my mom didn’t even know I was breech until she was in labor with me.) My mother-in-law had a difficult pregnancy with my husband and was in the hospital on bed rest for much of it. He was born via c-section.

I would love for you to tell me about the births in your family’s history either in the comments or by leaving me a link to your post on this topic!

Behind on the series? Catch up here!

16 comments:

Janine Huldie said...

My mom had both my brother and I vaginally, but back then you were knocked out until they delivered apparently. And my dad wasn't even allowed in the room. When I had my girls, I was fully awake, induced for both, had epidurals (it didn't work with Lily) and gave birth vaginally for both, too.

Dara said...

I guess, although you and I are about the same age, they still did the knocking out thing in some places?? because my mom wasn't knocked out! thanks for sharing!

Janine Huldie said...

I was born in June of 1977 in Jamaica, NY. And from what she has always told me, she was knocked out and was woken to have me, but was still so out of it and was pretty in shock when she did find out I was a girl, because all along everyone that saw her thought she was having a boy.

Dara said...

I was born in 78 in NJ...maybe things changed between those two years!

Christy Garrett said...

I think my mom me vaginally but I am not positive, it is too late to ask her now she has been gone for 3 years. My husband was born by c-section, he was too big for a normal delivery.

Dara said...

I'm sorry about your mom. thanks for sharing though!

Lindsay @ youaretheroots.com said...

I love this series! My mom had my sister and I (we're 17 years apart) both via c-section. We were both breech. My husband knows virtually nothing about his own birth.

joymhbailey said...

better late than...

http://joyinthemorning-joy.blogspot.com/2013/10/day-5-babies-31-days.html

mail4rosey said...

You're right, I've heard the breech stories too. I don't know my mom's story, but I do know she went to sleep and said 'that's nice' when they told her she had a girl, lol


Thanks for linking today to Super Sunday Sync. :)

Dara said...

glad you like the series!

Dara said...

thanks for sharing!

Dara said...

I am glad we don't go to sleep anymore!

Emily said...

My Day 5 post (a little late) :-) http://emilysbookofme.blogspot.com/2013/10/31-days-to-write-story-of-your-family_6.html

Dara said...

thanks!

Kimberley Tobin said...

Both my husband and I were born vaginally with epidurals. My mom says my birth wasn't too bad and my mother in law says the same about my husband's! Lucky them haha!
When I had Ben he was transverse, the epidural didn't work, turning him didn't work, and I ended up with an emergency c-section. Not a pleasant experience but not enough to keep me from having more babies eventually!

Dara said...

thanks for sharing!