Thursday, February 3, 2011
Just when things were starting to fall into a routine, we got blind sided on Sunday. One of those heart stopping, knocked down, shocking moments.
My 27 year old daughter who still lives at home was complaining of being constipated Saturday night so I told her to take some mineral oil. Hey, if it works for a horse and donkey when they are colicking, it would work for her. Throughout Saturday night she kept complaining about her stomach hurting. Well, if you haven't done your 'business' in three days, then yes, your stomach is going to hurt.
Sunday morning she was still in pain and said she still hadn't done her 'business'. I rummaged around the animal medicine cabinet and found some laxatives. Gave her some and then asked if she needed to go to the hospital. She flatly said no to hospital.
A few hours later she went into the bathroom and the next thing I hear is her screaming for me. I ran in, she was sitting on the toilet and she informed me that something was coming out of her female area. When I looked my first thought was her female parts were coming out. Then in the same thought I knew what was happening.
She moved slightly and in an instant a baby fell into the toilet! Yes, a baby!!
I yelled at her to get on the floor, reached in a grabbed the baby ( who wasn't moving at all), turned the baby on the side and starting cleaning the nose and mouth area and yelling for hubby to call 911.
The 911 operator walked us through what to do. Hubby brought me a shoestring to tie off the umbilical cord. Thankfully a bath towel was hanging within reach so wrapped the baby up. The next thing we knew 5 or 6 paramedics were in the bathroom. The Calvary had arrived!!!
Not much can get me into a state of shock, but after the Calvary arrived, that is exactly what happened.
They were taken to the hospital. I made phone calls letting a few people know. My oldest and youngest daughter went into hysterics when I told them.
Off to the hospital we went. Both daughter and baby are fine.
When daughter was questioned about whether she knew she was pregnant or not, she claims she did not know. However, I have serious doubts about that!
In answer to your question, no, I did not know. I suspected it while we were moving into this house, but she assured me she wasn't, that she had gained weight. She has always had a problem with her weight.
So, within a few short hours, we became Grandparents to...........