Sunday, June 20, 2010

Not Allowed Down There!

Do you guys watch the new show on Bravo, Bethenny Getting Married? I happen to ADORE her, and I am definitely Team Bethenny, and not Team Cuckoo for Cocoa Puffs Kelly! Anyway, in the show she is still pregnant, and she is discussing the birthing situation with her baby's daddy! She is giving strict directions that he is NOT allowed to look down there when the baby is born. He is to stand behind her head and not catch a glance of anything going on down there.

I was laughing sooooooo hard listening to this whole entire conversation because I had the EXACT same one with Patrick before Jackson was born. THE EXACT conversation. He was to stand behind my head, whisper sweet nothings in my ear, and tell me how awesome I was doing!

Someone should really clue us women into what REALLY GOES ON IN THE DELIVERY ROOM! When it came time to push, the nurse took one leg and directed Pat to take the other leg. There wasn't a moment for either of us to question the nurse. She's the boss, who is going to fight with her? AND honestly, maybe I thought about how weird it was that he was down there for about 30 seconds, and then it was time to push again! Two hours into pushing later, I am pretty sure the entire cast of Glee could have been down there, and I wouldn't have cared. After three hours of pushing, I would have invited Justin Timberlake to watch! I think I was sleeping between contractions! When Tyler was born, I promise you I didn't care who was down there, as long as someone was going to catch her as she came flying out.

It makes me happy to know that celebrity or not, we all have the same concerns!

Happy Father's Day Patrick! I wouldn't want to have shared this moment with anyone else! AND, just remember dads, you couldn't have this day without a lot of blood, sweat and tears put forth by the moms! If you were allowed down there, you know!


Allison said...

SAME thing here Colleen! After Max, my husband asked "why do the people they show on tv get scrubs and a sheet hung up and everything looks so clean and organized?" I asked him in return why they never show the doctor rolling in the "torture cart" full of shiny weapons. Moms might think twice! :)

Karen said...

So funny. Kind of like my bikini wax post (which I'm getting done Tuesday evening ... eek!) I thought for sure Joe wouldn't want to watch Brandt's birth because it was major surgery (thanks to my scheduled c-section because B was breech) but he watched the doctor cut me open and take a baby out. All without fainting. I think he preferred watching a c-section instead of a vaginal birth, lol. But yeah, I was so out of it from the drugs that I don't know how many people were working on me down there. And I didn't care at that point.

Cynthia said...

love this! I had the same exact conversation with Brooks when Madeleine was due, and we had a nurse who ordered him to take one leg, we looked at one another - like wait this wasn't part of the plan but there was no one else to do it! Then with Campbell they asked me if I minded a group of nursing students come in & observe, so I ended up with something like 10 people looking between my legs. whatever, whoever, just get this baby out of me and get me more drugs!! ;-)