Today is Brandi's birthday! And how could I forget!!?? After all, her name is memorable - Brandi - spelled that way to make it different from the Cherry Brandy I lived on while extremely pregnant with her...
Yes, an explanation IS is order..lest you think me a bad Mom..
I had been having a LOT of false labor with her and one particularly bad experience, I was hospitalized, where they wanted to "relax the contractions" - with an alcohol IV...now remember, this was 33 years ago...
The IV caused a pulminary (sp??) embolism, so they had to remove it- and I went back into labor (I was only 6 moths along)
They decided to make me drink STRAIGHT whiskey - with only soda crackers...YUCK!
Well, it worked, the contractions stopped, I was drunk for 3 days in the hospital and when the Doc asked if I had any questions, I asked "what will happen if labor starts again?"He told me to start the alcohol again..BLAH...So I asked if there was anything more..palatable??
He said I could drink Cherry Brandy & Coke..so for the next 3 months, I was a regular LUSH!
And, the stubborn child then decided it was kinda fun INSIDE, just rollin' around in the booze-filled little "Womb of her own" ...and ended up 3 WEEKS LATE!!
What else COULD I name her?? I thought she was going to be the first baby enrolled in AA..
She's been a delight ever since. Good hearted, GREAT mother, fun sister and loving daughter..Johnny would have to remark on the kind of wife she is.. .. but I know she's great at that too!
So.......HAPPY BIRTHDAY, SWEETHEART!