Labor experience: My first labor symptom was my water breaking, and the hospital told me to come in right away after that. At the time I wasn't yet having contractions at all, so I totally could have driven; I was in zero pain. Later though, during serious contractions I wouldn't have wanted to had to try to concentrate on anything but getting through the contractions. I was in labor for about 12 hours all told. Plenty of time for DH to drive.
Stretch marks: yep, I gots em. I had the old pink ones from T, and now I have new purple ones from this baby. It's hot.
Hardest chore: getting up and down off the floor when I fold laundry.
Everyday things: I had to buy T Velcro shoes because I couldn't get down on the floor to tie his anymore, and he isn't quite proficient enough to do them himself.
-Alissa, mom to Tristan (5) and Reid (the baby!)
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