Monday, January 09, 2006

happy new year dearies

so much hass happened since i last blogged that it looks like i'll have to do a bullet point list to update you. it's always the case isn't it? whenever i have the time to blog, nothing is happening. when things start jumping, i'm so busy running around i haven't got time to look at a pc, much less blog. so let's see, what is you don't know? latest things first ok, so...

sham had a baby girl on saturday.

i was there. for some reason (not entirely clear to me or sham at the material time), she didn't have an epidural but opted for a pethadine jab. (to digress - i had an epidural when i delivered gitanjali, and my labour was a breeze. really easy. no problemo.) sham had an epidural for alysha, so this promised to be different. fyi - an epidural numbs the lower half of your body and magically takes the pain away. i was woken up by the nurses and informed that i was about to deliver at any time.. Magic.

boy was it different...it was absolutely different. the pushing and pain she was going through was like something on tv...there was a point when i thought sham was going to smack the doctor and tell everyone "enough of this already, i'm going to stop doing this and go home now"... but then suddenly the baby's head came out and it was absolutely amazing... the miracle of birth right before my eyes...wow. it was pretty deep, i can tell you. baby looked just like alysha did when she was born. did i tell you it was amazing? it was you know... felt like i was giving birth, because obviously when the G was born, i couldn't see what was going on down there...god, it was so gory...blood everywhere...

fact for the day? did you know the umbilical cord looks like a telephone cord? a white slighly bloody one, but nevertheless a telephone cord. all curly and everything... also in view of the number of people who walk in and out looking casually at your vagina as you push and heave, have decided to get a brazillian wax for my next delivery...

2 comments:

geetha said...

Were you actually in the labour room? I thought they only allow the husbands?

By the way, wish my congrats to her. I was just reading the post on her blog saying she's in labour...

shri said...

ya ya. i was actually there the whole time, and no its not just restricted to husbands. sham was with me when i delivered gitanjali.