Going Going Gone









Looking back, that really was a funny night. I had been having contractions for a few hours, but nothing worthy of taking the trip to the hospital. I started getting concerned so I called the hospital. First off they put my on hold for 20 minutes. Who does that to a woman in labor?!? Secondly, they told me it sounded like it was still to early. 10 minutes after I hung up the phone I realized the nurse I talked to was very, very wrong. We had to leave and NOW!!!

I'm thinking the husband was possibly in a state of panic because he took the back roads to get to the main road. A cobblestone road is smooth compared to those back roads! We blew through red lights and passed people in the tunnels (which you're not allowed to do). Thank goodness it was the middle of the night.

To make a somewhat longer story short, we arrived at the hospital at 3:30am and GG was born at 3:44am.


When we were cleaning out the truck for the new owner we found a parking sticker from the night she was born. That's a pretty good indication of how long it's been since we could drive the truck. It's been sitting in our driveway for a few years now. It needed work done to it and besides that, a truck is not a family vehicle.

We did have intentions to sell the truck, but knowing what needed done to it, we weren't really pushing the sale. A few weeks ago, someone made us an offer and we took it. We were happy to get rid of it, but it was a little bittersweet watching it leave.
















Now I just have to relearn how to park in the driveway.





Until next time....

18 comments:

alicia said...

I just recently wrote a post about an old tv. It's amazing how many sentimental attachments we have to "things".

Dysfunctional Mom said...

At least you have pictures! It is a pretty truck.
Amazing labor story!

Denise said...

Thank you so much for visiting on my TMC Featured Blogger day! I have that same feeling about leaving anything that I associate with the days my kids were born (still have the magazine I read while in labor with my youngest!).

Lori @ RRSAHM said...

Awww. That was lovely! I had one of my kids in the backyard of our house- *very* fast labour- and we joke that either we can't move, or we'll have to rip up that patch of backyard and take it with us!!

HAppy PINT :)

Amy said...

what an amazing story.. oh it looks like the truck went to a great home.. Have a wonderful day..

Shell said...

Aw, bye, truck!

My labor was like that with my first and I remember screaming at dh on the way to the hospital b/c he started to take the back way and I yelled, "NO! There's speed bumps that way! The baby will come out if you go that way!"

Kmama said...

I can't believe your labor was so quick!!

I hate when I get rid of things with great memories attached.

Juliana said...

Wow...imagine if GG was born in the truck. WHEW.

Steven Anthony said...

aw what great memories.....those can never be taken away...

cfoxes33 said...

Good times, good times!

Tracie said...

What a quick labor!

Brittney said...

we just got rid of our truck to it was an antique 77 ford soooo beautiful but it wasnt good to ride bailey around in.. Ill miss it!

blueviolet said...

15 minutes from arrival? Whoa!!!!

HeartsMakeFamilies said...

I so thought you were going somewhere else with the almost born in the truck lol.

jayayceeblog said...

Oh my gosh, 14 minutes is cutting a little too close on the delivery! Bye bye, pretty red truck!

Jeannie, Jane, Angel, Mommy, etc.. said...

Happy PINT! I have never had a car that I felt sad about getting rid of. However, I am sure that the one I have now I will be upset about getting rid of one day. When it is very old and no longer running. Yes, that is how much I love this new car!

Arena @ {thenerdswife} said...

What an awesome story of GG's birth. Glad you missed having her in the truck!

TheOrdinaryMe said...

aaww... bye truck!! its sometimes hard to let go things that had beautiful memories with... can't imagine taking the back road with all the contractions...