6.06.2007

A long, long time ago...


June 6, 1980
Sara, Lynne's mom, was sent home from the hospital at 3am the night before Lynne was born. The doctors said that Sara was in labor but it would be a long time yet. Little did the new parents know...

So, Sara went home and spent the day making quiche and other food to put in the freezer so it could easily be heated up for future breakfasts and dinners. When she had a contraction, Sara would walk around the dining room table until it passed. The next afternoon Sara's water broke while playing backgammon with Lynne's dad. After going to the hospital there was still a long time to wait. They remember 3 shifts of nurses who took care of them – the afternoon shift, the evening shift, and the early morning shift. Bill and Cindy (close family friends) brought Chinese food to eat with Stew in the waiting room (along with a drink to keep him calm). Little help that did, for Stew almost fainted in the delivery room, and all the nurses went to help him instead of the woman in labor! Lynne was born about 19” long, and 6 lbs 2 oz. Sara was really green and really scared because she had never been around babies. Lynne's first diaper change in the hospital was the first diaper she ever changed! Fortunately, she got the hang of it, and the rest is history.
image from flickr.com

4 comments:

Carol Erath said...
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Janet Lee said...

A very special day and I was blessed to be there during the long but fun wait with Stew, Bill and Cindy ~ great memories of the most special and beautiful little girl to ever come into my life!
Love "Aunt" Janet

Carol said...

Happy Birthday Lynne!! I've been thinking about you today. And a very happy birthday to you too, Kirk!!

Brittney Kayla said...

Just want you to know I didn't forget your birthday... I just wasnt as technically inclined a few weeks ago as I am now! I finally got a PDA, and the date is electronically locked in my "brain" now FOREVER! (kirks too!) HAPPY BIRTHDAY exactly two weeks belated!

ps- Kaylee turned 18 last week can you believe it?!?!