A year ago, at 3am, Alice decided to start a new journey...resulting in the purchase of a new amniotic fluid free mattress! My childbirth was not a lovely walk in the park and I'm definitely not one of those women who managed to give birth on the backseat of a taxi cab after having contractions for a grand total of 35 minutes. For a few hours, I didn't have any contractions but as soon as they started it was a real pain in the (so many options)...um...you know what I mean.
So, is it normal that I would love to give birth to Alice all over again (and here I'm not talking about giving birth to a second child)?
Yes, you read correctly! If it was possible, I would be over the moon if I could live those few intense hours again.
Last week, I went to see my regular gynecologist who did my first echography when I was 6 weeks pregnant. He asked me how my labor went. Without hesitation, I told him in a very enthusiastic voice that even if giving birth to Alice implied a great deal of pain the experience was totally awesome and when I think about it I have shivers of excitement. The look on his face made me realized that probably not that many women have a similar wish. Yes, I'm a freak!
As a teenager, I religiously watched Gilmore Girls. Many years later, I remembered 3 major things about that show:
1) They were talking too fast for viewers who were learning English as a second language (aka me).
2) Rory and Lorelai had wardrobes that didn't fit their budget (especially the last few seasons).
3) Lorelai wakes up Rory every year at 4:03am, the day that she was born, to tell her the story of her birth.
Since I can't re-live Alice's birth, I will, just like Lorelai, tell Alice the story of her birth every year at the same time (5:20pm). It will be our little (and pain free for me) tradition.
Now, can I at least eat some ice chips ;)
Happy Birthday Alice. I love you more everyday.
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kimu: Slowly, I will find a "fairly firm" pillow for Alice. There is no rush but it is good to know.
vanessa at lynn david: It seems that we often have great timing regarding baby stuff :) Isn't it cute when they put their little head on the pillow.
jacinthe: Ah ouin! Chez IKEA. Facile :)
tjremp: I'm happy that you like my little blog. Take care xox
daniela: Oh, you people in Norway are so awesome (totally jealous here). I have images of babies with adorable duvet in their crib!!!
emily: At the moment, Alice sleeps with a baby sleeping bag but soon it will be too warm. I think that we will start using a light blanket (or a light quilt) for her crib. At her age, just like you, I'm not too worried about a blanket in her crib.
señorita puri: They are all so pretty. I can't wait to make one, similar to this style, for Alice.
oscarlucinda: Yes, it was fun :) xox