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Share your “labor pains” with your kids.  Most of them love to hear the story of the day they were born… how you felt as you were waiting for your due date to arrive… where you were when you realized you were going into labor… and how it felt to hold them, your new baby, for the first time.

My daughter loves to hear about when it was time for me to go to the hospital, and how her Dad started running around in circles in a new father panic! I finish the story by telling her how incredible it was to look into her eyes for the first time, to know that this was our child, and that all of the labor was well worth it, and still is.

Tell your children your labor day story by sharing the play-by-play details about the day they were born. Use the questions below to help you get started.

  1. Where were you when you knew you were going into labor?
  2. In which hospital was I born?  (If the hospital has a website, show it to your children.)
  3. How long were you in labor?
  4. Who was with you when you gave birth to me?
  5. What did it feel like to hold me for the first time?
  6. Did you pick out my name before I was born or after I was delivered?
  7. What did Daddy have to say about me when I was born?
  8. What did I wear home from the hospital?
  9. Did I have any hair on my head when I was born?
  10. If you could describe me at birth with 3 words what would they be?
  11. Do you still have any keepsakes from the day I was born?
  12. What was the first thing I ever did to make you smile?
  13. How much did I weigh when I was born?
  14. Have any of my major physical features changed since birth, like the color of my eyes?
  15. Did you have any other names picked out for me beside the one I have?

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