Friday, May 28, 2010

Cool Sporting Event memories

I kinda miss the Cool Sporting Event. Every time I see my red lulu hoodie and red Eh! pima t-shirt I remember the energy and excitement I felt during that time. Not just because of the sporting event but because I was very pregnant at the time and awaiting my c-section and little girl smack dab in the middle of the olympics and smack dab in the middle of downtown Vancouver. Yes, I delivered at St. Pauls hospital during that maddness. I almost named my daughter Maelle. On the day of delivery I walked in to the hospital wearing this red hoodie and red Eh! t-shirt and felt so proud to be having a little olympic baby. Not like there was much planning involved in that event ; )
The previous week I had three visits to the hospital so that the Dr.'s could determine the plan of delivering my darling little breech baby that just wouldn't turn around. I fought olympic traffic, getting stuck in the torch relay road closure and watching it run right past me, getting stuck in a flash mob of protesters wearing all black and looking very menacing and all of the locals and tourists wearing (mostly Canada red) all of their countries colors, the hike to the torch and having to find a washroom every 2 blocks.
After we were discharged home we were dealing with a very Jaundiced baby and had a phone call in to the hospital during the Canada/US Hockey game. Just before the Dr. gave us the results she said "hang on for a second" and we heard insanely loud cheering in the background at the hospital and the foreground here at home and down our street as we sunk the winning goal, and then, "oh yah, baby's results are great, no worries". So we had a little golden baby during our big golden moment.  So glad I ran all over town looking for the red hoodie that would just fit but wouldn't zip up over my belly. Everyone thought I was so crazy to buy one while I was pregnant and couldn't really wear it...but I did wear it and now it's the perfect fit for a cozy hoodie.

3 comments:

  1. Wow, my back is aching just looking at that belly picture.

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  2. Cute story and great choice of delivery clothing! What day was your baby girl born? I celebrated my birthday during the olympics and it was fantastic! :)

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  3. She was born Feb 24th. Maybe one day she'll want to be an Olympic athlete too.

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