Thursday, May 12, 2005

27 hours of hard labour.

Brad, I mean Ben looks like a dirtbag and Jen looks like she is up the stump.That was the subject line of the last email from my friend Alana. She has promised to share her labour hell story with me next time we see each other. Can't wait. I'm not sure why I am so intrigued about labour stories. I am sure when the time comes for me I will elect to be as medicated as humanly possible (my preference is actually to be unconscious). I guess when having kids is a ways off, you kind of put all of that potential pain in a little box and push it to the side....like, oh, that's interesting...tell me about the part when your water broke again! My friend Stephanie's baby Charlotte separated Stephanie's pubic bone during delivery. Fucking ouch! I imagine that is why most mothers say things like "I put you on this earth and I can take you off". No kidding...kid already owes mom for 9 months + 27 hours of hard labour before they even make it home. Then there are the months of sleepless nights. Good thing they are cute, or they wouldn't last a week at home. Also good thing - human ability to forget physical pain over time. If we didn't have that going for us as a species we'd have a tough time keeping the world populated.

15 comments:

  1. Anonymous9:45 p.m.

    You were cute. Really really cute. I never threatened to take you "out of it." I might if you write more more negative bs about organized labour. Which is a different kind of labour.

    mb

    ReplyDelete
  2. Oh, how I love your mom!

    ReplyDelete
  3. Lol. Yes, she is great.

    ReplyDelete
  4. Never say never, my friend. Before pregnancy I was determined to be knocked out for the whole labour process and only woken up when the baby was out, clean and quiet. As soon as those pregnancy hormone kicked in I turned into a total granola head. I decided on natural childbirth and even listened to the Tibetan monks chanting while in labour - I kid you not. Even my seriously buttoned up husband turned into the world's best labour coach and practically delivered the baby himself.

    And, yes, it is a damn good thing babies are cute. There are more than a few times in the first few weeks of motherhood that you debate the consequences of tossing your kid out the window. Seriously though, pregnancy, birth and motherhood are the most awesome (awesome as in inspiring, not like Bill and Ted's Excellent Adventure awesome) experiences ever.

    ReplyDelete
  5. The things they say to crack you up as they are growing up makes it all worth it.

    ReplyDelete
  6. Harpgirl (Alana)10:06 a.m.

    Dr. H. Rappoport, you know who you are, and you know what you did to me (I will never forgive you). Even if it has been almost ten years now. There I said it. Kat, run from this negligent beast!

    ReplyDelete
  7. Did you label Ben as "Brad"?

    ReplyDelete
  8. Lol. I totally did! I'll fix it....

    ReplyDelete
  9. That's why you do what my momma did (for all 3 of us) and what I'll do.... cut ya belly open! F*#% that pushing out s*#! I ain't breaking anything, you kidding me??

    ReplyDelete
  10. Oh yeah, and that fool of a husband better have some bling waiting for me after I give birth to that sucker. I've been hearing about 'birthing bling' and I want in on the action. If all I get is a pat on the back, he's NOT going to be a happy man.

    Here's Kat's birthing bling...

    Holla to erryone 'bout your new baby in STYLE!

    ReplyDelete
  11. I'm confused. Why is that picture up with this post about babies? Am I missing something?

    ReplyDelete
  12. Jennifer is apparently preggers with Ben's bebe. Hence the rushed engagement...

    ReplyDelete
  13. Organized labour? Isn't that an oxymoron, like Postal Service or jumbo shrimp?

    ReplyDelete
  14. Would somebody tell my husband about this birthing bling stuff?! I got seriously screwed.

    ReplyDelete
  15. Oh! I had no idea - I don't keep up on the tabloids very well! :)

    ReplyDelete