Tag - birth story

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Too Much Information: a Conception Story
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The Birth Plan
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I’m Having a Baby, Why Doesn’t Anyone Believe Me? (a Semi-Deconstructed Parody)

Too Much Information: a Conception Story

“So what is your birth story?”   Have you ever shared with someone the story of how your children came into the world?  I remember a friend of mine and I doing just that on one of the rare occasions we could sit and catch up.  It was an enlightening personal experience, one I would never think to initiate and was glad she took the first step.  The actual birthing experience may be a small fraction of life experience but it ends in the first time we lay eyes on our children, so it’s a story we as parents hold…

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The Birth Plan

As our twins’ due date drew near, after the baby showers and the painting of the nursery and the birthing class, it was time to face the reality of our boys’ arrival:   the delivery.  It was a bit of a revelation, with so much focus on ultrasounds and a growing tummy and intense cravings for macaroni and cheese and homemade brownies, that, indeed, these babies would soon make a grand entrance.  Somehow. The suitcase was packed.  But other than that, we were simply waiting. The hospital of our choice (wait, who am I kidding…the hospital covered by our insurance)…

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I’m Having a Baby, Why Doesn’t Anyone Believe Me? (a Semi-Deconstructed Parody)

This is a true story (except for the fancy driving and the UZI-wielding).  The people are real.  The conversations actually took place.  Importantly, my husband can vouch for it in entirety.  And he is relieved beyond belief I have written this because he thinks I need the whole experience out of my system.  In composing this post I attempted, with “bracketed” statements, to dissect the story into elements of a screenplay…just for the fun of it.  But this is otherwise a work of nonfiction as there’s no way I have the talent to make this stuff up…

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