I’m traumatized by everything that I’ve heard about giving birth. I’m not going to scare you (and especially any men who are brave enough to read on) with the gory details, but let’s just say there’s lots of pain and tearing. Ouch! You know it’s bad when all your friends won’t give you a straight answer. I usually start with this question: “On a scale from 1 to 10, how bad is the pain?!” All of them somehow avoid a direct response and then launch into how cute the baby is. In the exact words of one of my friends (who is a new mom)…”They make ‘em so cute, so you won’t chuck them out the window.” Contextually, we were talking about the endless pooping and eating. There must be some truth to this because this weekend, I totally fell in love with my friend’s baby. She might be one of the cutest babies ever. See below. How can you not love her pinchable chubby cheeks and her cankles?! She’s 10 pounds of pure happiness (yes, her Mom deserves a medal for pushing her out) with endless smiles, laughter, and giggles. Uber cute! This might be a weird analogy, but my mom always used to (and still does) say: No pain, no gain. Guess she was right, again!
P.S. If you want to give it to me straight, please fill in the blank below. Giving birth feels like _______.
Look at her posing for the camera. She’s a total natural!