- All three girls were given to us on a Sunday. Talk about P.K.'s
- The nurse (Angie) called me out for leaving the room and eating a Big Mac during the epidural. What she didn't know was that I NEEDED to leave the room during that stage. I passed out (or nearly, not sure which) during Bri's epidural.
- Bri's Labor: 26 hours Hadley's Labor: 9 hours Mia's Labor: 2 1/2 years
- Hadley: all it took was 3 pushes. Barely.
- Hadley had a knotted umbilical cord. Looks like we have a little Shawn Johnson on our hands.
- Shawnee Mission Medical's cafeteria food kills over Menorah's.
- Their "man cots" are far superior as well.
- My first bonehead dad move in Hadley's lifetime:
We decided to put Hadley in the hospital nursery at night in-between feedings so that we could get some sleep - thinking that it might be the last time we will be able to in about 8 years. Somehow, however, in the middle of the night, Elise changed her mind and asked to keep Hadley. This was not discussed and I - in my sleep inebriated way - was a bit fuzzy on how it went down. Then Elise woke me up around 4 AM (I think) and said, "Could you check Hadley's diaper?" To which I tersely replied: "Why is she not in the nursery?"
Not my finest hour.
But man, talk about the difference between a mother's heart and a father's heart. Given the choice, a Dad will always opt for sleep. But my wife? What's sleep when you can be with your baby...at all hours?
I married up.