Tuesday, April 14, 2009

TMI Tuesday: I Want To See Your Va-jay-jay.

There is no easy way to broach this subject, it's downright awkward. Since I seem incapable of discussing this face-to-face with you, I thought I'd just put it out there on the Internet and if you'd like to fulfill my dreams, you'll let me know. Yes, I want to see your va-jay-jay. Specifically, I want to see you give birth, be part of the experience, witness a little life coming into the world.

Is that asking so much? I know it seems like a lot to ask, and kind of...personal? But once you've had a baby, you'll know what I mean. Once half of the hospital staff (nurses, doctors, students!) have seen your va-jay-jay, checked how dialated you are, and reached inside you to feel your baby's head, you won't feel like it is such a big deal for me see it too.

Where is this coming from, you ask? Well, my friend Jennifer got to be there when Max was born. My friend Christine was there when Cameron was born. They have both seen my va-jay-jay, so I figure turnabout is fair play. The problem is that neither of these ladies are pregnant. While it is likely that they will both eventually bear fruit from their loins (and hopefully invite me to be there), I'm tired of waiting.

I have made a list of women I know who are due to give birth in the coming months:

Coworker - due this month (but probably unprofessional for me to ask her, eh?)
Julie - c-section (and I think they only let one person in the operating room - bummer!)
Jen M. - due in June
Stace - in British Columbia, but did share her 1st child's birth in a beautiful slide show
Stephanie - due in August, possible c-section
Nicole - due in August

I know it's a big request, and not something one asks to be included in, so after this post I'll drop it. But ladies, if you need someone to feed you ice chips, hold your barf bowl, and chase down the anesthesiologist for your epidural, I'm your gal.


  1. yeah - sorry....c-section so no one gets to have a lookie see down there. And yeah, they only let one person come in looking like an extra from ER. Otherwise, I'd for sure let you in! But you can come visit me or bring hot meals around to my house! :)

  2. You are a funny girl... I'm afraid the delivery room will be up to the two-person limit with Shane and our doula, Joanne. The plan is still to go with a natural childbirth again, unless the Dr. decides baby is too big and order a section. I'm not sure I recommend witnessing a natural childbirth anyway. My memory is foggy but from what I remember there was lots of grunting, groaning, screaming and cursing of my mother and Shane for having benign conversations about the price of gas.

  3. Anonymous9:55 p.m.

    in a pinch you could just watch those childbirth films......

  4. @ Julie - you know I'm going to bring you casseroles :-)

    @ Stephanie - I would totally be down with a natural childbirth - you can't scare me away. If your doula flakes out, let me know ;-)

    @ Anon - it isn't the same as being there. Sigh.