Sorry to be the bearer of bad news.

Filed under: delivery/labor,funny,thoughts — by Lex on March 27th, 2006 @ 5:34 pm

Lauren and I just watched a video online of the birthing process.

It was graphic.

The video ended.

Lex: Forget it.
Lauren: Yeah, screw that.

3 Responses to “Sorry to be the bearer of bad news.”

  1. Mommy aka Grammy Says:

    Such a video was both important and helpful to me before my first childbirth. Had I not seen it I would have screamed in fright (maybe died of fright) when MY baby emerged all bloody.

    Perhaps I was naive but I did not know babies entered this world covered in blood.

  2. Papa Ducky Says:

    Mommy thought babies came out wrapped in a blanket and all prettied up. I knew better ;-}. I also had a special routine when we attended the 8 weeks of prepared childbirth classes each 2 hours long: I slept during the first hour. They were held Tuesdays from 6 to 8pm. I had office hours from 8 til 5, zipped home, wolfed down dinner, then drove to Dr B’s office with Mommy. Thus, once I sat down there, all the adrenalin went bye bye and I went night night.

  3. Helly Says:

    That’s EXACTLY how I felt while anticipating the birth of Todd. Not only did it scare me half to death, but it made me quite adamant about not videotaping ours. I was of the mindframe: “I will not allow cameras in the delivery room– why would I want to see such a thing??”

    Two years later, having made the decision not to have any more children, I’m truly regretting not having videotaped or at least gotten more pictures of the delivery. I’m really, really curious as to how it all went, from the observer’s point of view.

    So go ahead– plan for a cameraman. You can always throw the tape away, unwatched, if you still feel the same way a few years from now. But if you change your mind, it will be very nice to have it 🙂