Tagged with birth

Every Mother (Not!)

Someone posted the following picture on one of my Facebook groups today: Who sees the problem with this? I mean, aside from the punctuation and capitalization errors. *sigh* What is America coming to? Yup. I’m a mom. A lot of people who read this blog are moms. Many of us never gave birth to any … Continue reading

Cassie’s Birth Story

Back in September, Max and I made reservations to go to Louisiana on October 25. It was cheaper to make reservations and change them than to make reservations at the last minute. A few weeks ago, my mother-in-law made reservations to come to California on October 24. After texting with Laine, who said that she … Continue reading

The Business of Being Born

I finally watched The Business of Being Born, a documentary produced by Ricki Lake. It’s about home birth – essentially how wonderful and safe home birth is. I don’t necessarily disagree. Ever since I witnessed S’s badly mismanaged labor, I’ve thought that the longer an expectant mom stays away from the hospital, the better. Now, … Continue reading

How it All Went, Part V

When last we left, Max, Jack, and I were speeding off into the sunset. Figuratively speaking. Jack’s little head looked like a balloon without any air as it drooped directly onto his chest, due to the angle of the car seat. I was sure that we were causing him brain damage with each passing minute. … Continue reading

How It All Went, Part IV (Abridged)

I forgot to mention a very important event from Thursday. At about 4:00pm, S’s lawyer showed up, and asked all of us, except her mom, to leave the room. During this time, S and her mom signed the appropriate papers terminating her custody. Jack’s birthfather was located, and was convinced to come to the hospital, … Continue reading

How It All Went, Part III (Abridged)

Apparently Max has 13 pages of commentary, and that takes us to when Jack was just born. I look forward to seeing what he’s written. As for me, I’m just trying to hit the high- and low-lights, as opposed to being in depth. When last we left, it was 10pm on Tuesday, January 17, Jack … Continue reading

How It All Went, Part II (Abridged)

January 17, 2006 My first entry in this series ended at about 5pm on Tuesday. Looking back over the entry, I felt that I should add more information. During labor, I held S’s hand or leg and tried to cheer her on and Jackson out. During an early break in the contractions, S said that … Continue reading

How It All Went (Abridged)

Jackson Louis Chittister was born on Tuesday, January 17 at 1:02am, after an emergency C-section. He spent 2 days in the NICU (newborn intensive care unit) but is perfectly healthy. He was 6 lbs, 11 oz at birth. We took him “home” to our hotel in Missouri on Friday, January 20. That’s the short story. … Continue reading