Mom Life Top Ten

Things I Thought, Said and Experienced During Childbirth

My baby boy is growing up so fast! It makes me sad to think about my baby becoming a big boy so soon, but it also got me thinking about all the great memories we’ve made so far. Including childbirth.

Fun Fact: While I was pregnant, I thought I would be that woman who could easily ignore the pains of childbirth.


I did everything I could to lessen the pain. I walked around my room. I grunted out loud. I squatted on the floor. By the time I got to the last three centimeters, I didn’t care what I looked like, what I said, or who saw me and my ripening lady parts. All I could do was cry out to my husband, “I caaan’t do this, baaabe! I want to go hooome! Should I get the epidural? SHOULD I???

I will go natural, again, for the next baby. Insanity.

Things I Thought, Said and Experienced During Childbirth

Top Ten Things I Thought, Said and Experienced During Childbirth

  1. Losing all my shame
  2. Childbirth is really hard. And it really hurts.
  3. Finding out what REAL begging is like
  4. Who told me contractions just feel like really bad period cramps? I want them dead.
  5. To my poor husband: “Stop talking to me. I don’t want to hear your voice.”
  6. I don’t want to push anymore. Why aren’t they offering me a C-Section?
  7. Tearing past my episiotomy. Did you hear me? I TORE PAST MY EPISIOTOMY.
  8. To the doctor: “Please, just get him ooouuuttt!”
  9. Pooing during labor (Yeah, it happens, childless women!)
  10. Hemorrhoids (a.k.a. The Painful, Throbbing Goose Egg)

I love memes. Wait, you too? WE’RE TWINS! Why not take a break and play Top Ten, then? If you blog, grab my button, choose your Top Ten topic (you can use mine!), post it on your blog, and leave your link in the comments below. If you don’t blog, play along by leaving your list in the comments, too!

Have fun!

Top Ten

12 thoughts on “Things I Thought, Said and Experienced During Childbirth”

  1. LOL, I can't help but laugh! I'm with you! The pain, the hurting, Oooh gosh did it hurrrrrrrrrrrrrrt! I did 38 hours of labor with my oldest. 38 long agonizing hours to hear, the babies head is too big he's over 10 pounds and how much over we can't tell you! I wanted to grab a my I.V needle and stab them all with it. LOLI had an emergency C-section and my 11 pound 7 oz baby boy was born, with a 15 1/2 inch HEAD!I feel your pain, I remember it, he was so big I couldn't eat the last 2 weeks, can you imagine if I had eaten?! 14 pounds I bet!heh heh, top that off none of my newborn stuff fit him! I had to get all new stuff to bring him home (Thank you mommy) LOLThankfully I never got roids! ek, I'm sorry!You'd do it all over again though right? You soon forget, and remember how awesome it is to hold your precious baby in your arms. It was so worth the c-sections and feeling like my insides would spill out any second! hehheh

  2. So you were the chick screaming in the room next to me? Just kidding. No matter what you've been told, it's all a lie. My first was a preemie (3lbs. 13ozs.) I was actually 5 meters dialated before anyone told me I was in labor. He took 3 pushes. My second was just under 10 lbs. (No C-Section) There are just no words to describe that experience. The epidoral was given too early and wore off. The baby got stuck (yes, stuck). I thought I would never walk again. Turns out, I did. But I'm quite happy with 2 little boys. P.S.- Hemoroids are forever!

  3. My friend, I say this with all the love in the world, but what the hell were you thinking?? Who fooled you into thinking that natural childbirth was the way to go? I almost died waiting for the epidural. You are a much, much stronger woman than I could will ever be.Oh, and don't even get me started on the roids. Ugh. It is a reality that is beyond description.Great, great post!-Francesca

  4. Uuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuugh…My epidural failed in that it only numbed everything BUT my crotch…I suffered like that for TWO HOURS before the anesthesiologist came back to shoot me up with another one. Can you imagine what I said during those two hours? Not a lot of it was distinguishable, but it was loud, and scary! I ended up having a c-section. Go figure.

  5. This is classic! After two hours of pushing, they offered me a C-section but I said "Oh No – Not after all the work I just did" and out popped my son!Love this.Winks & Smiles,WifeyOne half of The BlogRollers

  6. I can so relate! Though I did one epidural and 3 natural and you can bet the epidural was the first! I would not do one of those again if my life depended on it- we were created to have babies and it works! Not to mention, I love jumping up out of bed afterwards unlike the days it takes with the epidural- actually mine weeks and months. I thought mine was unnatural at a 14 3/4's head Dang girl! 11 lbs- OMG!

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

CommentLuv badge