April 12, 2007

Lisa: research

The labor stories of other women are alternately hilarious, reassuring, and terrifying. Here are a few I've read lately:

Mighty Girl

Here's what I know:
1) Women have been doing this for thousands of years. My body is made to do this.
2) I will be giving birth in a hospital, not at home with a midwife whose idea of an amenity is shaping the umbilical cord into a heart.
3) The epidural is my friend.
4) Blake and Sarah and my mom and dad got me through the end of the marathon. They can get me through this.

Posted by lisa at April 12, 2007 10:05 AM

You can do it! Oh, and the umbilical cord thing? Gah. Ross.

Posted by: sarah on April 12, 2007 01:13 PM

So... that post made my uterus hurt.

You are going to be awesome Lis!

Posted by: Mallory on April 13, 2007 12:39 PM

Labor is awesome! Seriously. The best part. Pregnancy is way worse.

Posted by: Mindy on April 13, 2007 12:47 PM


Posted by: Andrea on April 13, 2007 01:39 PM

I know what you mean. When I started into labor I was right in the middle of doing my crossword puzzle. I was doing really well. I had four answers to go when my water broke. I thought, how much lemonade did I drink? Then I realized it was something far more sinister. My uterus started squeezing and stretching like a rubber tire on rubber tire's day. I was not amused. I had never came so close to finishing the crossword puzzle. But the blinding pain took over my disappointment and 64 down soon became a four letter word for something to say when an alligator bites off your leg. Starts with an f. Everything worked out though. And I named my new little girl after something I cherished. And 13-Across is the most beautiful baby girl ever. Okay. So that never happened. Just because I don't have fallopian tubes doesn't mean I don't want to belong.

Posted by: Jeremy on April 13, 2007 06:58 PM
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