Where did my baby go????  

helga_hansen 49F  
3122 posts
1/2/2006 5:34 am

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3/5/2006 9:27 pm

Where did my baby go????

In three weeks time my baby, my little boy, turns 13!!! I've always told people that when I have a birthday, I don't feel older... but for some bizarre reason, I always feel older when my son has his birthday.

Is it because I can remember waking up on the day of his birth, contractions telling me "this is IT!!" ? I remember waddling to the kitchen to make Mr Hansen a cup of tea before waking him with the news. Poor Mr Hansen had been playing at a gig the night before, and had only crawled into bed gone past 2am. I had woken at 6am.

I remember dressing, in between bouts of numbingly painful contractions, and waddling out to the car. I even remember the curtains at the neighbour's twitching. Honestly, that damn woman was the nosiest woman in the whole neighbourhood!!

The drive to the hospital seemed to take forever. Once there, I remember being inspected by the nurse, to make sure I wasn't experiencing those fake Braxton-Hicks contractions that some women mistake for the REAL THING. Lol, like there can be any doubt what the real thing feels like!!

Once I'd passed the "so-many centimetres dilated" test, it was just a case of sitting and waiting, or standing and waiting, or lying down and waiting, or kneeling and waiting. Are you getting the picture yet??

I do remember wanting to turn around and go home when the nurse informed us that the on-call anaethetist was in the A&E department, so the likelihood of having an epidural were slim to none. Okay, so now you're telling me that I will be pushing out this baby, the baby that was too big for his final scan WITHOUT drugs??? Are you crazy???

I don't remember much after that... apart from the wailing like a banshee part Look... you try giving birth to a water melon and tell me you WOULDN'T wail!!! Apparently they'd wanted to evacuate the hospital at one time, because they thought the fire alarm had gone off. Mr Hansen was rubbing my back No, damn you, not there, THERE!! Why did I ever let you come near me?? Just whose idea was it to have this baby in the first place? Next time, buddy, YOU'RE having the baby!!

Baby Hansen was born at 3.15pm. His Apgar score was pretty bad for a newborn - 1 out of 10. He had become a little distressed during the birth, and I remember panicking because I couldn't hear him cry. All I wanted was that tiny little wail... please?

I remember people rushing into the room, more and more of them, huddling around the baby. Minutes went by, first 5, then 10, then 15. As each minute passed, I was becoming more and more distressed. Where was my baby? Why hadn't they placed him on my chest, why wasn't I hearing him cry??

Finally... the sweetest sound I had ever heard... my son took his first lungful and he cried! I was so relieved. Congratulations, Mr Hansen. You have a son. He weighs 4.56kg and measures 52 cms long. And he is OUR son...

Due to Baby Hansen's size, he was whisked off to the Neo-natal Unit for overnight observation, to ensure he wasn't diabetic. Mr Hansen went off to the A&E unit to have his hand x-rayed (apparently some crazed woman crushed it whilst giving birth to a baby the size of a 3 month old), and I collapsed in a heap and fell asleep.

All this took place almost thirteen years ago, but I still remember. Somehow, I think you never forget...

Love, hugs and kisses from ♥♥HH♥♥

caressmewell 53F

1/2/2006 6:37 am

No, we never forget the birth of our children.

rm_DaphneR 58F
7938 posts
1/2/2006 7:31 am

And on that very same day, several years previous, a girl child was born. At 3:30 pm, 8 pounds 13 ounces, 21 and a half inches long. She'll be 21 this year. I totally understand the feeling older when your kid has a bithday thing too.

Have tongue, will use it. Repeatedly.

TheQuietGuy2005 54M
2386 posts
1/2/2006 7:37 am

The birth of my son wasn't without its complications either nor its moments of humour but ...

Hmm ... I was just going to write a comment about how, despite the stress and worry, it was the most beautiful experience ... but as I wasn't in the kind of position you were, perhaps I should hold my tongue?

brightblonde3 58F

1/2/2006 7:48 am

Happy birthday to your growing up baby boy.




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JJKittyKat 59F

1/2/2006 8:50 am

it is not something we ever forget! Hope your son has a good birthday XX

sportsfan362436 47F

1/2/2006 10:44 pm

It's amazing how the birth of a child seems like yesterday... unfortunately the years pass all too quickly. Happy birthday to the young Hansen... and warm hugz for his mom!

*smiles, kisses n hugz*

UnpinAfireFaust 57M

1/3/2006 9:56 am

I was just telling my Best Friend after reading your post about being there for the birth of my little (well, not anymore) cannonette (be kind with the comments please). It was 2145 (that's 9:45 PM ) and she ended up being a c-section baby. While I remember every detail, like TQG, I won't pretend to know or understand what women go thru at times like that. I will say that I'm very proud of my beautiful, 19 year old daughter who is an EMT (Emergency Medical Technician).

I'll also echo the thoughts of others by wishing the young Mister Hansen a happy birthday and tell his wonderful Mother that she should be proud!!

digdug41 49M

1/3/2006 1:55 pm

I remember the birth of my first born all too well seeing I delivered him chek my blog baby's day out if you havent already helga and yes they do grow so fast my little man who is almost taller than me now wants to be a pro skater I told him he can do anything he sets his mind to and mommy will go to the E.R. with the growing pains LOL cya later

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