Follow up Q's

Wednesday, May 6, 2009

All things belly:
1). My linea negra showed up around 22 weeks I believe and Kristal, I think you're right. It is darker now.

2). My belly button never completely popped out. It was about as shallow as could be without popping, but never fully became an outtie. At this time it's a little messed up like the rest of my body, but I think it will also make a full recovery. :)

Regarding poo:
1). I did not poop on the table, but as a bubble burster for those of you who have never thought of it, many women do.

I thought I was going to while standing through a contraction, even told the nurse who delivered Isaac and Tony that I was going to. Tony maybe took a step back lol, but the nurse didn't flinch and encouraged me to just go for it while standing . . . it was then that my water broke and she realized I wasn't going to poop, it was his head crowning! I totally forgot to share this part lol. The nurse was yelling at me to get on the bed so that she could check me, while pushing against my thighs to make me sit and I was literally screaming at her that I couldn't {still thinking I needed to poop, because c'mon why would I want to poop on the bed?!}. When I finally relented to sit, my feet came out from beneath me due to my standing in my water. If Tony weren't there to catch me and hold me against the bed I shudder to think what may have happened if I fell with Isaac's head crowning.

2). The first poop is built up as a horrible horrible experience and as one who successfully avoided hemorrhoids during the pregnancy and delivery I was scared to cause them. Thankfully the hospital does supply you with stool softener. It is your friend. Use it, pass gas and when the time comes, just go for it. It wasn't a relief to go, but it had to be done and once behind you you'll feel more confident for the next time lol. Yes, this is a motivational paragraph regarding pooping. What has this blog come to?

19 comments:

hopeful #1 said...

This is an AWESOME poop, I mean post! My husband would be dying laughing on the floor if he read this! Absolutely hilarious and good to know!

I couldn't imagine almost falling while standing in your water... thank god for Tony!

Thank you again for keeping it real. As I said before, I'm staring everything that you are writing to reference in the future!

Lisa said...

LOL!! I love this...your brutal honesty is so refreshing :).

Blue-Eyed Bride said...

I love you for all of your honesty-- but I have to admit that I'm terrified after reading your posts. I was terrified already, but your posts confirmed all of my suspicions! :) Please keep the real stories coming!

AmberDenae said...

LOL. Your blog would be my guide if I were pregnant and about ready to deliver. Your honesty is amazing and I have no doubt that it has helped many women who ARE expecting!

*claire* said...

way to keep it real! :) keep those pics of your adorable baby boy coming!

Kristal said...

She thought your babies head was poop?!? Dear lord, maybe she's in the wrong profession?

And LOL at the motivational paragraph. I LOL'ed IRL and my coworker asked what was so funny...I decided to not tell her the truth. :)

Amber said...

I love the poop post and your honesty! I have so much enjoyment and laughter when I read your blog! Your baby boy is precious!

Randi said...

haha i love all these details. keep it coming Leah

Abby said...

Leah, I absolutely loved this post. This week I have been feeling down as B and I have now started to embark on the TTC journey once again. When I read your last paragraph I laughed so hard that I cried. I needed that! I needed tears of joy more than you will ever know. I've cried so many tears of sadness, and your poo paragraph really kicked me back to my old self.

Thank you for your honesty. You probably had no idea your poo paragraph would have this deeper meaning, but God is amazing and today he sent me to your blog to brighten my day. For that I am so thankful! You have a beautiful son and you are a wonderful mother!
God bless!
Abby

Andrea said...

I love how open you are! I don't mind the details one bit :)

Julia said...

Dude, pooping on the table is one of the top three things that FREAK ME THE EFF OUT about labor. I'm glad you didn't have to check that box:)

Also, the above picture of Isaac is priceless. He makes me grin:)

Mrs. Newlywed said...

I have an illogical terror about pooping on the table.

I haven't broken that to Mr. Newlywed yet...I think he believes the baby comes out all shiny clean...

This post was hilarious!

Amy said...

Ditto on the great honesty part....
I have been looking into all these pregnancy book and no one is honest about what really happens. It's like its a secret and you have to go through it to knwo and you make a pact not to talk about it! :)

im not freaked out about labor, it's what comes after. ahhh!

d.a.r. said...

Love your honesty!! Praise God for you. I am so scared of pooping on the table that I almost don't want to have a baby, how insane is that???

Dr. Erin and Mr. Heath said...

lol. Thanks for the motivational speech. I'll post it on the bathroom wall after I have a baby :)

Tierney said...

Leah, I have never posted here, but you are so honest and real. I have a terrible fear of childbirth and your honesty is helping to ease that (I am not pg now...too scared to be). You share things that even my sisters have not. I appreciate it so much. Thank you.

C said...

#1- Isaac's little face just makes me happy!!
#2- You are now officially my go-to girl for motivational talks. :)

DianeTaylor said...

OMG - this is hilarious, Leah! I keep wanting to go out and get the book "Everybody Poops" now! I had it when my son was little - pick it up sometime and you will have a good laugh, trust me on this!

Kait said...

Thanks for your honesty :) Your blog makes me laugh! Isaac is absolutely adorable!

 

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