I saw this over on Summer's blog. She's seen it on Rocks in My Dryer—the originator and where you add yourself to the Mr. Linky.
Since having babies was the hardest work I've ever done in my life, I think it's a perfectly good meme for Labor Day.
How long were your labors?
Kid #1: 36 hours (yes, there is an entire horror story to accompany that number, but it's still traumatic for me to remember it, so I won't be sharing today.)
Kid #2: 5 hours
Kid #3: 5 hours
Kid #4: 12 hours
How did you know you were in labor?
Kid #1: Excruciating pain that would not go away. I had unusual contraction patterns, with pains only a couple of minutes apart and some as much as 5 minutes long. It's a good thing she was/is so cute!
Kid #2: Water broke.
Kid #3: Minimal back labor; I just had a feeling I should go to the hospital.
Kid #4: Induced for medical reasons.
Where did you deliver?
Hospitals! (What, you think I'm nuts?)