The happiest day of my life  

ByteChaser2 52M
2834 posts
10/20/2005 9:38 am

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3/5/2006 9:27 pm

The happiest day of my life

Yeah, I agree. Enough with the deep introspectives, maudlin personal sob stories and inane bitching about the various and sundry AdultFriendFinder issues... Lets have a smile today shall we?

So... The happiest day.

December 6, 1989. Around 10 in the morning it was, and after one of the most trying 38 straight hours I'd ever know. More trying than hauling ass through a Panamanian jungle for 3 days, taking rebel gunfire and unable to defend myself... More trying than the 7 days of Survival and POW training, jammed into a 4 foot by 4 foot box for hours at a time while soundtracks of screaming babies blared in my ears at thunderous volumes.

No, it was 38 hours of a decidedly difficult labor that the Battle-Axe had endured. She was pre-term and had developed some serious complications that forced the doctors to induce labor early. A little less than a month early...

I'd not once left her side longer than it took to take a potty break. No meals, no coffee, no smoke breaks... 38 hours of some of the most blistering commentary to have ever escaped that woman's mouth. Swears to make a sailor blush I tell you.

The first 8 or 10 hours on Petosin, in retrospect, were easy. Some mild discomfort at most. Then they manually broke her water and oh great Goddess of the Universe... That's when all hell broke loose.

It was an almost constant stream of explicatives. She was so abusive that the nurses refused to even enter the room except to check the monitors and her state of cervical dilation. No one was safe from her attacks either. Even her own mother took a full force verbal blow... And she adores her mother.

Imagine it for a moment... 28 hours of constant badgering and verbal abuse - and some physical attacks too... A significant stress fracture to one of my fingers was acquired sometime around the 30th hour or so. You know that call button / remote thingie on hospital beds? Thrown... I had decided that a blow to the hand was preferable to a blow to the head... Thinking back, perhaps being knocked out would have been a more peaceful option.

And finally, she had dilated enough to attempt delivery. A couple of presumably deaf and decidedly large orderlies moved her onto a gurney and wheeled her to delivery just as a woman was being wheeled in. She too, presumably, was quite ready to deliver hers... More ready than we.

We found out later that she had delivered while being wheeled into delivery. Her 11th child... I know... one wonders if she even knew herself that she was ejecting an 8 pound bundle of flesh...

Anyway, standing in the corridor, begging and pleading that the Battle-Axe please, PLEASE not push, all feeling now gone in my hands and so ready to go to sleep, you just don't even know.

Finally, we got into the delivery room and after some prodding, pushing, pulling and the use of some surgical instruments so vicious looking, they'd have made Torqumada cum in his robe... My daughter finally arrived.

My sweet, frowning, quiet, hairy daughter. It was finally over. It was finally starting. Hell gone, heaven frowning up at me from her little oxygen rich bassinet.

Baby was wheeled into the preemie ICU, momma into a recover room and me?

5 minutes later, I was collapsed into a waiting room chair, sleeping the sleep of the dead with this big shit eating grin.

goddessofbitches 41M/33F

10/20/2005 12:29 pm

AWe...what a happy daddy you were....

You had it made compared to me...

When I went into premature labor...I had to labor for FIVE DAYS...then my water broke and into surgery I went to deliver my little 2lb bundle of joy.

It was HELL I tell ya...Pure HELL..

Always The Bitch

caressmewell 53F

10/20/2005 12:36 pm

This made me think of when my kids were born, although not near as much yelling, screaming and cussing Have a great day!

rm_sj365 55F
2414 posts
10/20/2005 2:44 pm

sweet! welcome back mr happy happy joy joy guy

ByteChaser2 52M

10/20/2005 4:33 pm

Thanks Mandy. You know what really mad me happy? I had not a pair... I had a matched set. An older son and a new daughter. I knew I'd never have to do THAT again lol

ByteChaser2 52M

10/20/2005 4:35 pm

Hiya caressmewell (nice handle by the way). You know to this day she refuses to admit that she'd acted like that... But I got some on video

ByteChaser2 52M

10/20/2005 4:36 pm

It's great to BE back sj. And thanks for the hand sweetheart!


helga_hansen 49F  
1987 posts
10/20/2005 11:40 pm

Byte... lol... this brings back memories, and I think Mr Hansen's hand took severe punishment on the day our son was born. My second, and he was over 10lbs... and I pushed him out with NO epidural. Ever wondered why I've not had any more kids???


Love, hugs and kisses from ♥♥HH♥♥

patsam69 51M/51F

10/21/2005 4:11 am

I thought this was supposed to be a happy story? LOL. True happiness in the end. There is nothing more wonderful than bringing a child into this world. I have done it 3 times and I loved each time. I am saddened at times that I will never do it again....But not THAT sad!!! Cause then they start to talk and want really expensive sneakers!!

ByteChaser2 52M

10/21/2005 8:25 am

Me too Helga! I got one of each so any more would have been greedy lol That I don't think I could have survived another

ByteChaser2 52M

10/21/2005 8:27 am

But it IS a happy story patsam! On so many different levels...

Happy that it was over, that a truely wonderful event had occurred, that a potential disaster was successfully averted... Sleep, oh glorious sleep!

Oh and a cast that everyone got to sign as I passed out cigars

MsLoveRose 33F  
2432 posts
10/21/2005 8:59 am

aweeeee how very sweet all dressed up!!! sleep is a necessity, good sleep is a luxury!!!HA HA HA....ok no more commercials for sunrise...glad to see that you made it through!!!

live more, laugh often, love much

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