I know she’s my daughter

Filed under: delivery/labor — by Lauren on October 28th, 2006 @ 1:43 pm

There’s something about having a c-section that makes giving birth even more surreal than the whole process is by nature. I think it has something to do with the fact that you are lying on a table behind a tall screen, so you can’t see a thing. You feel the doctor moving your insides around, though it doesn’t hurt, then you suddenly hear a cry and in a few moments they bring your baby around to your head so you can have your first glimpse before they take her away to check her. While I don’t have any basis of comparison, since I’ve never given birth the “normal” way, I do think a c-section makes it harder to wrap your mind around the fact that this is YOUR baby, that she came from you and not some box of babies the doctor had on the other side of the screen.

However, last night during one of Anya’s many trips to the Mommy buffet, she developed a raging case of the hiccups. You may recall that I cited baby hiccups as one of my top 3 least favorite pregnancy symptoms.  Now that she’s out, Anya still gets the hiccups often, and does so rather violently.  It’s very cute to watch, and since she doesn’t seem perturbed by them (she will sleep even sleep through them), we don’t feel too bad for her.  We even videotaped her once!  While trying to burp her through last night’s hiccups, I remembered how strong her hiccups were while she was still inside my belly, and instead of feeling bothered by them, a big smile grew across my face as I thought, “That’s my girl!”

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