While I collect my thoughts and hormones, relive the horror (horror might be an understatement ... but don't worry ... I'm offering my suffering up for something very important ... and not brag-complaining about it at all) that is the first few days of nursing, try to teach Sebastian how to properly manhandle a newborn, tend to some very sick big siblings, and pound out every melodramatic twist of the tale of Theodore's birth ... I thought I'd pass the blogging baton to some former birthers. Whether you go the brilliant Haiku route, or have a knack for telling the funniest story of all time ... I love reading birth stories. Junkie? I'm not above it.
If you've posted your birth story on your blog ... feel free to (or better yet please!!) link that baby (you like?) up right here, right now. If you don't do it ... I might do it for you. (I'm looking at you Cari, Ana, Dwija, Adrienne, Christine and all the other mothers). If you have six birth stories .... I'll gladly take six links (ahem).
And know that this is not a judgement-free zone. If you went the homebirth route, the medicated birth route, the doula at a hospital birth route, the c-section route, the have your baby at home by accident route ... you will probably be judged for it. It's just the way the cruel world works. Wink.
Can't wait to read and read and read some more. Thanks in advance for feeding my addiction.
Julia's birth timeline
Sebastian's birth trilogy
Theo's birth novella
Phoebe's birth marathon