my new twinnie friend - the one that has helped me navigate through Dr J and Cornell, gave birth yesterday - to two healthy 7lb babies. And she did it the old fashioned way. I couldn't be more pleased for her. She was really not into having a c-section and whilst giving birth to two kids at once makes me whince and want to curl up in a small ball, she would much prefer that to the whole 'operation' thing.
She also wanted one of each - and she got 'em - a girl and boy. Congrats. C!!
It got me to thinking. What do I want? C-section or as it is referred to on the blogs 'natural childbirth'. I will have to be in the operating room anyway coz of age and twins. ( I still double take when I write the word twin, no pun intended). I think I will prepare for both, that way, whatever happens I can roll with it. You can so tell I have never given birth!
I watch the D>iscovery Channel birth programs and they freak me out. However, one episode was amazing. A nurse was having her 2nd child and wanted to try hypnobirthing. She had the kid with no pain killers or need for petrocin. Now, whilst giving birth she was screaming her head off but it was really quick and afterwards she was so alert and with it. I really admire women that can do stuff like that. Not that I would sign up for it - hell no!! Give me pain killers. I have decided to go to relaxation classes tho. I think it will help with whatever goes on at the hospital. If I go full term I have 22 weeks to go. So realistically I have about 20 if I am lucky. Wow, holy crapoli. I am going to curl up on my bed and start sucking my thumb now!