Tuesday, October 6, 2009
October 6, 2009
My oldest daughter turned 25 on Sunday. Wish I could say her birth seemed like yesterday but it doesn't! =) I do remember how long it was, how shocked I was to see the swollen bellies of women who had already had their babies. I thought my stomach would immediately return to its pre-pregnancy size as soon as my baby popped out. Twenty five years ago natural births were all the rage. Doctors were suspect. I reviewed a book for the newspaper (was working as a reporter at the time) on the evil black doctor bag. I didn't go so far as to dismiss my doctor, but I did have a "natural" birth in the hospital, no I.V. drugs. Let's see, labor lasted about 20 hours, we will be taking six days to climb Mt. Kilimanjaro. If I add in my other two pregnancies and labor, I might find some sort of correlation.