Saturday, February 16, 2008


Can I have that delivered ... ?

One of my dear friends had her baby this week. Emma is two weeks early and arrived on Valentine's Day after 29 hours of labour. Welcome, Emma, future blog-reader. *g*

Seriously, one wonders why do women do this? 29 HOURS. I mean, I keep telling my friends if there's going to be even the slightest chance I'll decide to have a child before my biological clock runs out, they need to STOP TELLING ME THE DETAILS of pregnancy, labour, delivery, and child-rearing. I want to go into the experience in blissful innocence if I go into it at all. I don't want to know what's coming. I don't want to be prepared. I think it's better that way because if I think 29 hours sounds bad, I can almost guarantee I'll be one of those women who's in labour for 14 DAYS! That's just the way things go in my life. (And seriously, I don't want to know that labour that long is even possible.)

I'm going out today to pick up the new baby (plus mother and father) from the hospital. Brenda said I made it sound like pizza delivery:

"I'm going out. You want anything?"
"Yeah, bring me back a baby."
"Sure thing."

(Um, except that would be kidnapping.)

Ah, babies. Glorious noise and mess. Gotta love 'em. When I think of babies, I think of this quote by Friedrich Nietzsche: "One must still have chaos in oneself to be able to give birth to a dancing star." If I'm ever going to have one, I want it to be exactly that - a dancing star.

(And no, not like "Dancing with the Stars". Oh, never mind.)

All the best to, Emma! No pineapple, easy on the cheese.
oh PJ, you are so right about not wanting to know. When I was pregnant, I used to get cornered by women who wanted to tell me their own little horror story. Do they think they were doing me a favour?!

Anyway, nothing can prepare a woman for the amazing/intense experience (and childbirth births two new people... the baby AND a mother are born at the same time)... but what I will say, is that it's totally worth it.

My baby came at the last possible moment. I know all about tick tick tick.
I know nothing except that your friend is lucky to have a friend like you. And Emma too.

Haman dpineapple?
Congratulations! Babies are wonderful.
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