Some time back on the radio, the topic was about funny things that have happened surrounding the birth of a baby. I think there was a story about a baby being born at a gas station in the news and the people on the radio just started going on about it and then people started calling in and sharing their stories. So this morning I read GAC's story in the married men thread about the birth of his kid and it got me to thinking that there have to be a lot of humorous moments out there. Since we don't have any children, I don't have any that I can give you, but my mother pulled a doozy the day I was born and since she doesn't read this board I think I can safely take the liberty of sharing it here.
I was a New Years baby. I was born January 1, 1969, during the Rose Bowl. Ohio State was playing in that game and they would go on to win the National Championship that evening. I guess things were a bit different then and Dad was in the lobby with a bunch of other men watching the game. Mom was having some problems though, and when her water broke and she didn't go into labor, the doc figured something was not right and he gave her some labor inducing drugs. Still no labor. So he gave her some more drugs and still nothing happened. At that point he had to figure out what was going on and he found out that she had another membrane and that her water had in fact not broken "completely." So he manually broke her water and things got pretty intense with the drugs kicking in at that point. Mom was having a pretty rough go of it, so they put her out and I was born when she was completely unconcious. Some time later she came out of it and woke up. When she came to, she opened her eyes and the first thing she saw was the doctor standing there looking down at her. She looked at the doc and the first words out of her mouth were, "Who won the Rose Bowl?" I guess you can say I was born to be a sports fan.