Let me start with Katie, since TODAY is her birthday!! Yay!
|She was up bright and early this morning!!|
I had "activity" all week, and went in for my regularly scheduled visit the following Monday, November 10. I was a whopping 5 cm and 80%. My doctor sent me to the hospital, where three hours later, a sweet Katie appeared.
Right at the beginning of gun season.
Six weeks ago, we celebrated Jake's 12th birthday. For a change up from our first baby, David and I decided to do things different and find out the gender. We found out that David was going to have a hunting buddy. Mid-way through the pregnancy we got the stomach bug. (At the time, David and I called it the "death virus". I now know that it wasn't even close after my most recent experiences.) Well, looking back, I figure that is what cause early contractions. No major complications along the way, but things started progressing early, so we, including the doctor, decided that there was no way I was going to make it full term. But, she wanted to go ahead and schedule an induction a few days early.
Umm, she and I scheduled it for a Friday. October 1. Opening day of bow hunting season in Mississippi. Yes, of course I knew this, but after 9 months of stomach stretching, I really didn't care. I figured David would have a great hunting buddy as they got older and what a great way to spend a birthday. And yes, I was right. Although, David did ask if we could re-schedule the induction for the following Monday. Three whole days later. I said no way.
To his credit, at the time, he had only missed one opening day of bow season in his life. It was to take me on our first date, to the Mississippi State/Florida game. I'd think he would say it was worth it.
Sara Beth has a "season" story to go along with her birthday as well, but since it is in just three weeks, I'll wait until then.