Saturday, December 1, 2007

Littlest Buck's Arrival

Two years and nine months ago, we moved from a beautiful mountain park to this historical park. On the day of moving, the maintenance staff cut down a gumball tree and it fell on our gas meter and busted it, no gas means no hot water or oven. I also found out I was pregnant and my father-in-law who came to help ended up staying over two weeks. Needless to say, it was a bit stressful. Fast forward about nine months, it was a Thursday – Little Buckaroo was napping (oh, those were the days) and I was rushing to get our Christmas tree decorated before he woke up. My C-section was planned for the next Tuesday, so I had a few days to get everything ready. Big Buck was at the Park right in the middle of preparing for their annual Christmas event. I had indulged myself and made Rice Krispies treats. So, a little holiday music, a rice Krispies treat and a beautiful tree (well, somewhat, I will tell you the history of our Charlie Brown Christmas trees in a later blog), I was really getting into the holiday spirit. I heard little buckaroo moving around and he came into the living room. As we were accustomed to doing, I picked him up to sit in my lap and snuggle for a few minutes. Right at that moment, my water broke. This could not be happening, my hair was not fixed, nor was my make-up. Had I shaved my legs? So, I called the Park and my husband came home to rush me to the hospital that is about half an hour away. Just as with my first baby, as soon as my water broke, my contractions started and were only about 3 – 4 minutes apart. I could not believe this, the planner that I am had everything set for next Tuesday’s C-section, I was very upset my plans were being altered. But, not as upset as I was when I got to the hospital and they said I would have to wait 8 hours from the time I had eaten that dang Rice Krispies treat. Yes, you heard me right, because I had eaten something, they had to wait 8 hours which meant LABOR! After one of the contractions I did offer to throw up the Rice Krispies treat, but the nurse just rolled her eyes. She evidentially had not ever been in labor. The atrocities! The gall of that anesthesiologist! Despite my change of plans, oh and the pain, 2 years ago today God blessed us with our Littlest Buckaroo. He is full of life, funny, and sweet and I am a better person because I am his mommy. Happy Birthday Littlest Buckaroo!

14 comments:

Catty Ax Lady said...

Well, Happy Birthday Little Buck!!! Let me tell ya, December birthdays ROCK, my friend. Eat it up! And don't let anyone tell you that it's too close to Christmas, and then combine your gifts...don't let them get away with it!

dlyn said...

Happy Birthday to Littlest. Followed your link for PW. Nice blog!

dlyn said...

From. I followed your link from PW. sheeeeesh!

asthma girl said...

Agree on the December birthday thing... and no Christmas wrap on the birthday present!

When I went in labor with my middle daughter, the doctor went home for dinner even though I warned him. They cannot administer an epidural if your doctor is not in the hospital. They paged him to come back and he made it 5 minutes before the delivery... which as I understand it is outside of the window of opportunity for anethesia. I didn't even know there was a window. I had not planned on the natural thing!

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Mapper said...

Happy Birthday to the little partner! What a cutie pie. Does he like Rice Krispie Treats now?!

Mapper

AuthorMomWithDogs said...

Ahhh, many greats born on Dec 1 -- :)

Happy Birthday little guy!

Stacie said...

Happy Birthday little Buckeroo! What a story...hoooboy!
Stacie

JessicaB said...

Happy Birthday little guy!

Julie Beth said...

Happy Birthday Littlest Buck!

I so agree with the no combo gift and no Christmas paper on birthday gifts comments. My B'day is Jan 8th and I so hated the combo gift thing as a kid. My oldest son's B'day is Dec 22nd so we always make sure his B'day doesn't get over shadowed by Christmas.

Heidi said...

Cutest little kid! Happy birthday to him! It's fun to see the state park pictures too . . .

Maggie Jo said...

Happy Birthday to Littlest Buck!!
Came over here from PW's. You have great writing style, very enjoyable.
My birthday is Dec.17, and my mom always made sure it was separate from xmas. I would love to visit your Park and see it all decorated. Have fun and keep writing.

Dancingkitchen said...

I've just put you on my favorites! Great blog...and happy birthday to your little one.

Mapper said...

Hey! Where are those pictures of you all dressed up Mrs. Park Wife? Out late partying in another century weren't ya?! I guess since you had a birthday AND a park event we'll excuse you for not posting them yet ;)

Melissa Stover said...

what a cutie. i can't believe they wouldn't let you throw it up. always lie when they ask you about your last meal or last bm. trust me.