That is the question…of the day, at least. And by this I mean, are you okay with your husband being ‘down there’ watching the birth of your baby or would you prefer him to be up by your head making no eye contact with ‘that’ region?
I don’t remember ever discussing this with Andy before the boys’ deliveries. I know he was up by my head, holding a leg with both deliveries, and I do know he took a peek every so often. He was, after all, the first one to say they were both boys. But he is definitely not the type to hang out down ‘south’ for the whole thing giving pointers and tips to the doctor.
I remember worrying that Andy would have a problem being intimate with me after seeing the trauma that happens ‘down there’. I mean, it is quite gross and definitely doesn’t look the same as it normally does when you have a 9 pound baby coming out. He was very kind and lied to me, ha ha!
Next question: To Watch In a Mirror Or Not?
I was never offered a mirror to watch the birth of the boys. And I am fine with that. I can’t figure out how you’re supposed to watch anyway when your eyes are squeezed shut as you’re pushing out that miracle. Would I want to watch? Umm… no, I don’t think so. I think it might freak me out a bit and scare me. It’d be hard for me to focus on the task at hand.
Question: Lay The Fresh, Goopy Baby On Your Chest Or Dry It Off First?
I am totally a ‘dry it off first’ kind of gal. Aiden was kind of thrown up on my belly on a blanket and they wiped him off there and put his little hat on, then wrapped him up in a clean blanket before really handing him to me. With Brennan he had the cord around his neck so they had to put him in the warmer and sort of resuscitate him, so he was fully wiped and swaddled before I was able to hold him.
How about you? North or South? Mirror or Not? Goopy or Clean?