Here are some questions to help you write about your baby’s birth and delivery.
- When was the baby born? Include the date and time of day.
- Where was the baby born?
- How far did the mother travel to get there? Who drove the mother there?
- How long was the labor?
- Once the mother arrived, how long until the baby was born?
- Who was the mother with during labor and delivery?
- Who were the doctor and nurses attending the labor and delivery? Share anything memorable about them.
- How did the mother ad father prepare for the baby’s delivery?
- What were some of the special circumstances surrounding the delivery?
- Who visited the baby at the hospital?
- How long did the mother and baby stay in the hospital?
- Who took them home?
As I wrote about having each of my three boys it was fun to remember the different circumstances around each of their births. Some of the highlights from my own writing.
We learned our children have large noggins. Bless their souls. They have such healthy large brains that they needed a big skull to put them in. My first son was two weeks late and ripped his way into this world and so with our second child, we asked our doctor if we could schedule me for an induction to deliver him early. It was a good thing because his head was a lot larger than our first baby’s head was. Finally, our third baby was born with a large noggin two, but the dear little guy’s bones fused in the back, so he had to have a special surgery at three months old. (I will talk about that later in another post.)
We wanted to name our first son Ethan but decided on Michael. I thought he would have several kids in his class with the same name but it suited him better. It was funny because later he had three kids with the name of Ethan in his class in third grade. So the common name was uncommon.
Our second son was born around Christmas. I remember feeling closer to what Mary would have felt like to hold the Christ child. He was and always will be my favorite Christmas present. I remember my oldest son’s Primary teacher asking him why Mary was so uncomfortable on the donkey and he said, “Because she was all full of Jesus.”:)
Our third son was born when our favorite NCAA basketball team was in the Sweet Sixteen after years of having bad luck at the “big dance.” I remember watching the game when I was in labor and screaming more at the players then at my pain. I also remember being surprised when some of the other parents in the hospital named their newborn babies after the star basketball player at the time, Jimmer Fredette. We teased my mother-in-law that our baby’s name was also Jimmer. She didn’t like that so much.