My Birth Story
I was born at 6:51 am on sunday Sept 23 2001. My mom went into labor the day before and walked around the plaza art fair trying to induce labor (she reeeeeeeeally wanted to meet me). Her contractions started getting closer and closer and they were 5 minutes apart at 10. My parents got to the hospital around 10:30 and the hospital admitted them and started my mom on a medicine to induce labor called pitocin which she thought was TERRIBLE!!!! She was in awful labor and they wouldn't give her pain meds for about 5 hours (contractions 1 minute long 15 seconds apart). They finally said they could give her a huge shot in my back called an epidural and when they were putting the needle in her back her mom fainted and dad went out of the room because he was dizzy. Meanwhile the dr's forget about her (the one in pain) to take care of the two of them. they finally got the needle in and she slept. when she woke up at 6:30 she told the nurses that she needed to go to the bathroom. they said oh no you don't, the baby is coming! The nurse said to give a practice push but my mom was like, “No! This baby is coming out now!” and 5 minutes later I was born!!! her mom held me first, then my gramma and then dad and FINALLY her. I looked like a piglet. I wouldn't have won any cutest baby contests... I weighed 8 pounds 11 ounces and was 19 inches long. My hair was all curly and blondish and my eyes were SUPER blue! I sucked on my lip like crazy, which is something that I still do. My mom and I slept and recuperated for the rest of the day. her sisters all came out to meet me...as well as my uncle bubby (isaiah) who was 3 or 4 and my cousin austin who was 2 or 3. The nurse that was helping my parents went out to her car and got a poem
Monday's child is fair of face,
Tuesday's child is full of grace,
Wednesday's child is full of woe,
Thursday's child has far to go,
Friday's child is loving and giving,
Saturday's child works hard for a living,
But the child who is born on the Sabbath day
Is fair and wise and good in every way.
Then my Dad ushered me down the hall with some crazy old lady nurses who were half blind and deaf to get my first shots. My mom was kind of attached to me and couldn't ‘risk leaving me alone’ because she ‘thought someone would steal me’ so I pretty much didn't leave mom or dad's sight.
But it was a good thing, otherwise I would've been taken by the old ladies. My dad had followed them down the hallway stealthily. They disabled the alarm and went out the fire escape door. My dad caught the door just before it closed and followed them out to the roof. They were deaf so they didn't hear him as he made his way across the roof towards them. There was a giant concrete block in the middle of the roof. The women went to the right. My dad knew this was his chance to get me back. He ran as fast as he could (he was 21 at the time so, a lot faster than he can now) He got there before the old women and hid behind the corner. He heard the cart approaching. He heard the women speaking of what horrible things they could do with me. When he heard the cart get close enough he jumped out towards the women and ripped the cart with me out of there hands, or at least tried. Those women had incredible strength. So he just took me out of the cart and ran with me back to the door, which was locked. He looked off of the side of the building, we were at the very top of the building. There was a drape off of the roof though, with a sign on it. The women were approaching fast. He wasn't aloud to hit or fight any of them. But they could hit him. He grabbed the sign and slid down, with one hand. He was still cradling me against his chest. He saw my mom lying in one of the hospital beds through one of the windows. He broke it with his foot and jumped through. Glass flying everywhere. My dad told her what had happened and they left immediately and went to a different hospital. September 11th had JUST happened so the world felt a little shaky to everyone. Nurses trying to steal me just added to their worry. They never found out what happened to those nurses. They just knew that they told all of their friends never to go there.