Friday, 6 January 2006

I drew this for a family expecting their third child, but for once, I have nothing further to add to it! I'm oddly speachless. Maybe someone can give me a funny story to go with it! Oh wait!!!!!! I know....not funny but:

Way back when, long before cesearean (oooh! are you impressed I could spell that? I had to look it up!) sections, my Grandmother's oldest child was a month overdue and 13lbs when he was born. YOWSERS! Needless to say, she required some reconstructive surgery and was instructed not to have any more children. Luckily for me she ignored that advice and had a couple of more. They were just small ones though, at about 10lbs or so each. Thankfully my kids were all in the Low 8 to 9lbs range.

8 comments:

Deb said...

Your poor grandma; ouch!

My oldest was nine pounds and my toddler was 8 pounds. I had a c-section on both of them.

Perpetual Chocoholic said...

Ouch for you too!

fourth_fret said...

heh. i don't think it needs a funny story to go with it. the picture speaks for itself.

anonymous said...

My oldest was 10'2" delivered naturally. 2 hours of pushing - 10 hours of hard labor - 21 hours of labor total! You know the old story.

Middle was mid 7's, youngest was high 8s. Though actually I think the last was the hardest, because of the idiot anesthesiologist who stabbed my back about 20 times before he gave up on the epidural and sent the dept. head to do it. I could feel the blood running down my back and it was the only one of the three where I totally lost grip and was hysterical during the delivery. Fortunately it was the only one that didn't have friends or family (besides Bill) in the delivery room with us.

My sister was in the first and waited 5 years after marriage to have kids, and my cousin was in the easiest one, and she has never married or had kids.

My Mom blames me for both. =)

C -

Perpetual Chocoholic said...

Carole! Man! You are a brave woman....you had more after the first!

Krisco said...

That's an awesome comic!

You should totally submit that to a parenting magazine, or maybe make it a card! It's great!

Adventurer said...

That is such a freaking hoot. I agree with Krisco ... I would buy that in a minute ... finding some one to give to may be a problem ... but I'd buy it. It's excellent!

Proud Mum said...

I love this comic. It reminds me of the way I talked to my baby when he was a newborn. Learning to eat, "yes, I know it was easier the old way with a tube into your belly..." being bathed and clothed, "I'm sorry you can't just swim naked all day..." bright lights and loud noises, "yes, this is a crazy new world..."