In honor of Halloween, I had this idea to ask my readers for “scary” labor and delivery stories to share here.

I’m so sorry. That was a terrible idea. I can’t follow through. I got emails and Facebook comments and messages describing stuff that, at 33 weeks pregnant, I have no business reading.

I also fear it would devolve into a hospital birth bashing, epidural shaming, spiral into hell. I don’t have time for that shit show, and I clearly didn’t think this out.

I was thinking I would get stuff like, “My friend told me that all my organs would fall out of me when I stood up for the first time, but luckily I just lost a pint of blood on the hospital floor.” I did not.

Anyway, if you want to read the public ones, they’re here on my Facebook page.

If you want to just think happy thoughts, here are some Halloween pictures!

img_5169Every year, Scott carves the best pumpkins for each of the kids. This year they chose Lightning McQueen (Lowell), Monster High (Leyna), and Zelda (Kendall).

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Basically, all the kids do is pull out a few seeds, then Scott’s left to do the rest.

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Kendall is too cool to TOT with us now. He goes with his friends, instead, and I guess they are all the age where they are really into being actually SCARY (and definitely not partaking in mom’s family costume ideas, hmph).  He was Kylo Ren (the one with the light saber here).

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Leyna and Lowell (Belle and Bob the Builder) went out with Scott, while I stayed home and passed out candy.

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If you’ve been reading for a long time, you may recognize that shirt. That’s the Spooky Spider Hands Shirt I made with Kendall while I was pregnant with Leyna! Must have been a smidge smaller back then because it barely fit this time.

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This was taken at the FIRST house he stopped at, and at the end of the night he was insistent that, “Yes I DO have Sour Patch, momma! I DO!” as we looked through his candy. We dumped his whole bucket out, and there it was, the only package of them. He was SO excited.img_5196

A few people mentioned on my IG and my personal FB page how crazy it was that we start TOTing while it’s so light outside. I think part of this is because it gets dark later here? I mean, we didn’t really hit the streets until 6ish, and we were done around 8:30. As you can see, everybody on our street was out, too. It was a school night, so I’m glad we wrapped up before it got too late. What about your family? Did you go out late? Do you have to wait until after dark?

39 thoughts on “Scary Labor Stories? Bad Idea. Here Are Halloween Pics Instead.”

  1. We went out at 6 and the kids were done by 7:30. I would have gone longer but they wanted to head home. It was hot and buggy here. More like summer time TOT than fall.

  2. First – WHY WHY WHY did I click on that horror story link. Turns out, I did NOT want to read. YIKES.

    Second – in Maine, we took the kids out at first at about 5 and got lots of nobody’s home from work yet. So we went back out at 6:30 when we planned to meet up with some friends and by then it was dark and FREEZING. Making the costumes work with the winter coats is always a fun battle. TOTing for a little over an hour and having lots of fun until everyone was too cold to continue. Woke up to a full frost on the lawn and cars this morning. That’s New England for you!

  3. Our town’s hours are 3-7 but most older kids are out later. Especially this year because it was unseasonably warm. I’m in Chicago. Most years it’s sleeting or snowing ?

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