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May 2012



Birth Stories

I’m obsessed with reading birth stories. Here is a collection of them written from famous bloggers around the web.

My favorite ones were Dooce’s and Finslippy’s. These were laughing out loud funny to me. I also noticed that most birth stories contain a moment of wishing for death at some point. ugh!

This one from the blog Enjoying the Small Things is probably one of the most famous birth stories on the web. I remember reading it awhile ago and never has a blog post made me cry so much!

And I like this simple birth story by Design Mom just for the sheer fact that she says labor is not her favorite thing. And she has done it both with and without an epidural. I kind of feel like a lot of unmedicated births are made out to be this crazy life changing experience that every woman should have but actually it just sounds like a lot of pain. I think epidural or not, pushing a baby out of yourself is quite an accomplishment! Most women have told me that it’s more relaxing and enjoyable to have an epidural. I honestly don’t think I have the endurance to go for a long labor without an epidural so I’m pretty sure I will be getting one. I hope at least to labor at home for as long as possible before going in though but this is my first baby so I may get freaked at the first sign of a contraction!

I used to be so scared of labor to the point where I thought maybe I won’t have babies. I mean I’m the girl who still has all of her wisdom teeth because she’s scared of getting them removed. Hello! Removing a baby from my nether regions sounds about a million times worse! But here I am and there’s no turning back now. I have been trying to look on the bright side and remember that I can’t stop being pregnant until this day comes (I hate being pregnant!) and it’s been the light at the end of the tunnel for me. Oh and of course getting to meet little Emma ha ha. :) It’s so weird to want and dread something so much!!!!! Especially as the end keeps getting closer…

PS. I promise all of my posts won’t be about babies ;)


Comment from Hakushaku
Posted: May 7, 2012 at 7:29 pm

If you don’t get an epidural, I will seriously slap you in your face. Don’t listen to those weirdo hippies that tell you you have to go through the excruciating pain for no reason.

Epi that shit out, homeslice.