Happy Birthday my Beast! Two years ago, I popped Wren out onto that table and thought to myself – thank GOD I never have to do this again. I knew after baby #2 we were done, finito, nipping child birth in the bud, so yea for us! Today I am left with the recollection of the moment that seems eons ago (especially to my face…and boobs). I won’t bore you with gory details but let me list a few things that I will never forget (PS, if you have never given birth or are pregnant, don’t read #5, and happy birthing!):
- Waking my poor friend Kris up at midnight to
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ask – hey can I bring Finn over right now, I think I’m in labor (terrible planning on our part).
- Troy, deathly hungover from a night out with Randy, and dying to just go to sleep after a looooong headachy day, only to be poked at midnight with a ‘hey, um, I think I’m in labor – yay!’
- Troy coddled by our nurse as he curls into a fetal position on a chair, and her telling me to let him sleep, and me thinking, I’m in FUCKING labor, he can sleep some other year! (I let him sleep).
- The anesthetist coming in at 3AM with mussed hair, a great sense of humour and strange jokes about me being attacked by a bear upon seeing a mole removal scar on my back – wtf?
- The PURE JOY of getting drugged this time (Finn came too fast and I had to have him au natural), and actually remembering Wren enter the world, instead of screaming and gagging and wishing I was getting my fingernails ripped off over childbirth.
- Laying on the table wide open for the world to see, for like the looooongest time cause they had to like clean the kid or something and I am like – helllllooooo, anyone going to pop a sheet over me at least? Sorry that was graphic, but there it is.
- Seeing Finn meet his sister for the first time as my parents brought him to visit, promising him a picnic in the hospital, and him being too excited for Nana’s cookies to care that we had a new addition.
- Watching HGTV ALL NIGHT LONG for 6 months while Wren got up to eat.
- Having a shower only a couple hours after having Wren and me being vain enough to wash and blow dry my hair.