I was at a mom's group playdate last Friday. So much fun. The kids play, the moms visit....a good time is had by all. Etc.
There were two new mommies there that day. Both with brand new itty bitty babies. ADORABLE! You know the greatest thing about moms? We have a built-in conversation ice breaker.
"So, tell me about your labor."
I love labor stories. Women OWN their labor stories. They are experiences. Tough experiences. Painful. Perfect. Wonderful. Horrible. Worth every effort.
And everyone remembers....little details. The initial I-can-totally-Lamaze-my-way-through-these contractions. That become they-hurt-so-bad-I-think-I'll-die contractions.
From emergency c-sections to epidural converts....I love to hear the stories. It's instant bonding.
Last Friday, I heard some great birth stories. These lovely new mamas clearly enjoyed the Motherhood Sisterhood.
I've decided a few things about my next labor. Based on the experiences of my last labors. I'll share those stories in the coming days. Because I rocked those labors. They were mine. And I remember every last detail. From epidural convert to anti-epidural....
This birthing business is crazy stuff.