Monday, February 25, 2013

I Got Out Birth Storied Today...

I know what you're thinking! "Stace, you don't have a baby!"

Can I get an Amen?

I thought the sword detail at our wedding was my initiation into the Marine Wives Club. As with most things about the Marine Corps, I was super wrong! My real initiation happened last month when I received a phone call from a dear friend at 2:30 am telling me she was in labor. I rushed to the hospital to stand in for her husband who was training across the country. Let me tell you... There is nothing as wonderful and terrifying as watching your friend push a person out of herself. I wanted to have 10 babies immediately and 0 babies ever... all at the same time. It was a very emotional time for everyone involved. Her husband made it to the hospital soon-ish after she had the baby and I booked it out of there.

Then I received a phone call from my mother this morning... My sister refuses to be outdone, you see. She had her baby this morning! And my brother-in-law got to catch the baby! Because they don't live with a doctor and didn't have time to go to the hospital.

My sister had her baby in her bathroom with  my nephews across the hall entertaining themselves and 911 on the phone. Talk about terrifying. I mean, I love my husband more than anything in the world, but I'm not sure I want him to even watch my give birth... Much less, be the one to catch the baby!

As is tradition when she out stories me, I will be buying her some Starbucks when I see her... She wins again!