Friday, August 29, 2014

Mama's Definition of Labor Day

In honor of Monday's holiday, here is another perspective on Labor Day -
it is not always celebrated in September. :o)

Forty-two weeks,
ready to go.
Off to the hospital
for baby to show.

Contractions increase,
"Breathe 1-2-3!"
Can't get comfy,
do what with my knees?

Finally Doc says,
"Give a big push!"
Out comes baby,
head, belly and tush.



27 comments:

  1. Oh, Bridget, you are right, not always in September!

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    1. Thanks, Linda! Yes, "Labor" comes in many forms. = )

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  2. O thank you for this sweet daffynition Bridget.
    It brings back the tush push hours!
    And when I saw at Jone's blog that you had a Labor Day poem, it was a great set up, as I expected something else..
    Luv this - thank you.
    Too. Much. Fun.

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    1. Thank you, Jan! I love your word "daffynition"! I'm glad you enjoyed the twist on Labor Day. = )

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    2. Love it. I'll be laughing at the knees line, all day.

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    1. Thank you, Douglas! Glad you enjoyed my poem. = )

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    1. Thank you, Tara! Smiling right back at you... = )

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  5. Wonderful, Bridget! I especially love the last line! = )

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    1. Thank you, Becky! That teeny-tiny baby takes a lot of "Labor", but is so worth it. = )

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  6. Yes, quite a different kind of labor day. Well done! :)

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    1. Thanks, Jama! Labor has various forms. = )

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  7. Love it! Thanks for making me smile after a long, long day!

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    1. Thank YOU, Linda, for reading and commenting on my poem. You made me smile. = )

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  8. Labor indeed and well worth a celebration. I guess we could say this kind of labor is celebrated every time someone celebrates a birthday.

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    1. Exactly, Violet! A lot of labor goes into all of us having birthdays - on various levels. = )

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  9. Hi there Bridget - love how you played with the word 'labor.' Truly a celebration of birth, joy, and love! :) And yes, labor! :)

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    1. Thank you, Myra! The labor is always worth it when a sweet baby is the outcome. = )

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  10. HA!! Laughing along with all the other PFers!! Well played!

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    1. Thanks, Mary Lee! I enjoy a good play on words. = )

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  11. In the case of my first daughter, it was Labor dayS. :)

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    1. Oh, my, Karen, your labor is extra special and I'm sure so is your daughter. = )

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  12. I enjoyed it too, Bridget...but mine would have to include this stanza:

    I'm feeling the urge
    but I can't scratch that itch...
    Babe emerges through belly--
    Oh, what a stitch.

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    1. Perfect addition, Heidi, for all those who labored through the C-section and recovery! Ouch! = )

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  13. Okay, Bridget, I'm going to try this one more time... I tried to leave a comment twice on Friday, but apparently it got swallowed up both times. :o/ Ha! You thought you could fool me with that labor day set up, but I know how your mind works. ;) "Do what with my knees" totally cracked me up! And "tush"? Quite possibly one of my top 10 favorite words. Thanks for your delightful sense of humor!

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    1. Sorry, Michelle! I've been told by other people that commenting can be tricky. Great minds think alike - I love your sense of humor, too. Yes, "tush" is one of those words that capture so much in 4 little letters. = )

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