Having Miss Priss was quite a comical affair. She decided that she wasn’t ready to enter the world, she wanted to stay where she was and I was ready for her to get out! So my doctor scheduled for her to be induced on Wednesday, at 8:00 in the morning. No problem, right..think again.
Did I ever tell you about the birth of our daughter?
Big D was working as a Leadman at a Defense plant and so he decided that he could go in really early that morning and get a few things done and be back in time to get me and Bubba who was three at the time to the hospital to welcome in this world our newest member of the family.
My how that didn’t work the way he planned. I received a call around 7:15 from Big D saying that our car was broken down on the side of the freeway. He had to walk to a grocery store that wasn’t even finished being built yet, and beg to use a phone to call me. He informed me that I was going to have to drive myself to the hospital! YEP….you read that right!!
Mind you, I am 9 plus months pregnant, HUGE belly, can’t even see my feet, and I’m suppose to drive!! LOL The worst part was the only vehicle we had at the house was his brother-in-laws who parked it at our house, and it was a old beast! So, I gathered Bubba’s (who was 3 at the time) bag of things to keep him busy for the day, my bag, and everything I needed, loaded the Beast up and proceeded to try to get in the car. My main problem was I couldn’t reach the pedal with my short legs, and having to have the seat so far back with my big belly!! Driving to the hospital….great memory!
I pull in the hospital parking lot and there is my mother and sister and they just look at me with their mouths open, like what on earth is going on! By then I am done with it…tired, and fed up. I get out of the car and they ask where Big D is and I just say he’s on the side of the road. LOL I proceed on to the entrance and say, come on and let’s go have this baby!
Within an hour in walks Big D….a good Samaritan took pity on the man on the side of the road and gave him a ride to the hospital. Actually, he had called to tell us that he was on his way. A man stopped and asked Big D if he needed anything and he just said, “I need to get to the hospital, my wife is having a baby!” The man said hop in I’ll get you there!! LOL
To add to the insanity of the day, after Big D gets in and sees that everything is going well, he sheepishly looks at me and says, “I locked the keys in the car. I have to go back and get them.” At that point, I couldn’t do anything but laugh….it was like a bad comedy you see at 3:00 in the morning!
By the time he got back, the action had begun, contractions started and things were hopping! When my water broke, because of the monitors, it actually resounded throughout the room…everyone looked at me and said what was that? It was really weird! LOL Just something else to add to the weirdness of the day!
When the nurse told me I could start pushing I did…I was great at it apparently, because she yelled at me to stop after the first push! Baby had crowned!!! The doctor had just left to go back to his office, so she is yelling for someone to call him back, she’s telling Big D to go suit up, my mom is looking bewildered saying, “All ready?” And the nurse is telling me “NO!” when she see’s the pushing is happening and it’s out of my control!! I’m being rolled out of the room (this is before the fancy suites they have now!) and in the hallway the nurse tells me “Do not push!” I look her in the eyes and say, “YOU DON”T PUSH! This baby is coming out!”
They get me on the delivery table and I wish we had a video camera…(not the gross shots, but for the action that took place and how fast it was)…all this happened so fast…I pushed one more time, the doctor came running in…slid into the stool….caught Miss Priss as she came out! TOUCHDOWN!!!!!
And that my friends is how my lovely, beautiful, goofy, funny, bubbly, and sometimes weird daughter came into this world!