Me -- I was born 26 years ago yesterday
Born right here in Indianapolis the day after my mom's 33rd birthday. Natural birth, she had an episiotomy. Four hour labor, and her only one where the water broke first. I weighed 5 lbs 13 oz
DH -- born at 29 weeks, weighed 2 lbs 10 oz, here in Indianapolis as well (his birthday was on Thursday). He was in the hospital for 3 months and his mother never touched him until she brought him home ina snowstorm.
My mom birthed 4 kids (including me). Her first two were born in the 60s under Twilight Sleep. She was in labor less than 4 hours with all of us, myoldest brother (firstborn) was born around 30 weeks, he was 5 lbs. My younger brother (fourthborn) was a natural breech birth. She had episiotomies with all of us, my little brother and I wereborn completely drug-free, and she didn't want to to the Twilight Sleep with the first two but she was forced.
DS #1 -- beautiful unmed hospital birth with doula and awesome nurse. Same hospital my little bro was born in. I had stirrups though, but I swear, it wasn't as bad as it sounds. The labor and birth were great. 6 lbs 12.4 oz, biggest in my family at the time!
DS #2 -- fantastic in-hospital birth center, DH so impressed with midwife that henamed the baby after her. DH caught the baby, firstborn attended the birth. 8 lbs 0oz, biggest in the family to date.
Mystery Baby #3 -- due in January, to be born at home.
I'm 4'11",not terribly large, and am the only one to carry my babies to term
My kids were born in Indianapolis as well.
mama to Doodle (7), Butterfly (2), and Rythm (due at home 1/06)