Wednesday, June 6, 2012

Carrie's Birthday Story


June 6, 1988
~ 24 years ago today ~

5:00 a.m. – I am wide awake and trying to find a comfortable position on the guest room bed. I’ve been "sleeping" here for the past month, because getting in and out of a water bed with my expanding pregnant tummy has become nearly impossible.
5:10 a.m. – I feel like making chocolate chip cookies. I think I’ll just get up…
7:30 a.m. – Craig leaves for work and I assure him that I’m feeling fine.
8:30 a.m. – I decide I’ll make a pot of spaghetti sauce with meatballs to have for dinner tonight, and some extras to go in the freezer for after the baby is born.
9:30 a.m. – I am standing on a kitchen chair cleaning out a top cupboard shelf. {At the time this seemed like a perfectly normal thing to do, now I’m shaking my head wondering what in the world I was thinking!}


10:30 a.m. – Laundry is going, both beds are made, cookies baked, meatballs done, kitchen cleaned, and I’m continuing my quest for a clean house. . .
12:45 p.m. – Craig calls [again] to check on how I’m doing before he takes his lunch break and I tell him that I’m just fine. “Go to lunch, nothing’s happening here.”
12:46 p.m. – I bend over to pick up a bottle cap and my water breaks.
12:47 p.m. – I call Craig at work and talk to his co-worker who is excited to go find him in the lunch room and send him home. The baby is coming!!!
1:15 p.m. – Craig plows through the door, all nervous/excited and still in his work smock.
1:45 p.m. – Checking into the hospital I ask the young girl at the registration desk, “When can I have an epidural?” and she smugly replies, “Well, we need to get you into your room first, Mrs. M.”  psh.


7:30 p.m. – The monitor that’s hooked up to our baby shows signs of stress and my doctor decides to do an emergency c-section. The whole room fills with nurses and people scurrying around. As they wheel me out of that room and into surgery I call out to Craig, “Don’t forget the camera!”  He’s in a fog and mumbles, “Oh yeah…” 
7:44 p.m. – “Tell Her No” by The Zombies is playing on the radio in the operating room as Dr. Scott pulls my little baby out and says,“It’s a girl!”
11:30 p.m. – Finally – a nurse brings my sweet Carrie in for me to hold for the first time. Her dad and I are absolutely smitten.

The rest is history.
Happy 24th Birthday, Carrie.
Today I celebrate the amazing gift that is YOU.


{linking to Sian's Storytelling Sunday}

28 comments:

Susan said...

Absolutely beautiful! Happy 24th Birthday, Carrie and congratulations, Mom!

traci said...

great baby story. happy birthday carrie!!

Lizzie said...

Yay wonderful story!
Happy Birthday Carrie! XX

scrappyjacky said...

Wonderful story.

debs14 said...

What a lovely story! Happy Birthday to your girl C xxx

Karen said...

Great story! Happy Birthday, Carrie!

Irene said...

Great story, wondering how you remember the times. LOL

Maria Ontiveros said...

Oh my gosh - I was on the edge of my seat. So perfectly told. And the pictures are perfect, too.
Congratulations mom!
rinda

Rois said...

Today is my sons 15th Birthday,so from our house to yours may the day be great!

Becky said...

Wonderful story! Happy birthday to Carrie xx

Denise said...

Lovely story - Happy Birthday to your sweet girl x x

Carrie Rosalind said...

Aww...I LOVE this! I always make you tell me this story on my birthday, and now I'm happy to have it documented forever. Thank you for birthing me. I love you!

Missus Wookie said...

Happy Birthday! How fun to have it all written out :)

Rhona said...

That's a brilliant story and brought a tear to my eye (I'm soppy like that!). Hope Carrie has a wonderful day today :) xx

Jo.C said...
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Jo.C said...

I'll try again - been out all day shopping and that's my excuse. Beautiful post and I love that you remember in such detail x

Alison said...

Wonderful..who doesn't love a baby story! I can't believe how much of it you remember...though now that I think about it, I actually remember quite a lot about both Stuart and Kirsty's Birth days!
Alison xx

furrypig said...

happy birthday to Carrie. I love labour stories ( I used to be a midwife so maybe that's why!) I shared about my son being born on June 3rd for story telling Sunday sending hugs xxx

Ruth said...

I admit it, I cried.

Clair said...

Now that is one sweet story x

Amy said...

We never forget do we?!

Baring Blogfessions said...

so very cool that Carrie has the written story of her birth day. i love this. you have a wonderful daughter and I'm thankful to you for bringing her into this world and raising her to be the woman she is today. ~nikki~

Louise said...

a lovely way to have recorded the lead up to your special arrival. Beautiful post and happy birthday to Carrie x

Sian said...

What a perfect story - I think every Mum should take the time to write one llike this. I know I'd like my own personal version. It's funny, I remember when TTO was born I was almost frightened to remember at first because I thought I would wear the lovely memory out! Daft I know.

Happy Birthday Carrie!

Margaret said...

Beautiful story. It hasme thinking about my girls' birthdays. Some stories you just remember.

Stephanie @ La Dolce Vita said...

Love it! Happy Birthday to your beautiful Carrie!!

Mom said...

You just had to make me cry, didn't you? Love all the details that I either never knew or completely forgot. All I know is the end result was the most beautiful little girl in the world! Love her so much! And love you, too, my dear! xo

tainted with a positive view said...

I did not realize that Carrie and Kimmy are so close in age - Kimmy turned 24 on June 10! Amazing.

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