Monday, August 27, 2007

Funniest Exhange Heard During My Labor

Editor's Note: This exchange occurred while contractions were very painful and approximately 3-4 minutes apart. I was at this point fairly close to transition.

Husband (to me): Do you want to watch the news?

Me: Are you serious?

Husband: Well, there's a TV here. I just thought you might want to watch something. And the news would be on right about now.

Me (in disbelief): Uh, no, I don't want to watch the news.

Seriously, wtf, people? Are husbands always so clueless? Sheesh.

Thank you all for the well wishes on my last post. I have been a horrible blogging friend for a while now and haven't had time to get out and comment as much on your blogs as I would like to. It means a lot that you are still reading here. I do plan to get around soon to see each of you as soon as possible.


Blogger kgirl said...

Dude, you JUST had a baby! Don't apologize for nuthin.
And yes, husbands can be clueless. Chris likes to tell people how 'easy' my first labour was. For him, perhaps.

6:01 PM  
Blogger Kyla said...


Of course we're still here! ;)

6:10 PM  
Blogger AmandaD said...

Yup, they really can be.

Scene: A game of one-on-one, me at 7 months pregnant.

Husband: C'mon, c'mon, bring those birthin' hips on over.

I brought 'em, boy did I bring 'em.

Take a load off, we'll be here.

6:28 PM  
Blogger Pattie said...

AHG, yeah, they can be totally clueless!!!

My husband decided to have knee surgery two days before our second child was due.

Suffice to say, I was pushing him around the hospital while he was in a wheelchair and I was in..labor!! WTF??


6:48 PM  
Blogger Lawyer Mama said...

Um, yeah. And maybe you'd like to watch a little baseball after that too. Dude!

6:59 PM  
Blogger Sarah said...

yes, my husband was watching the news while I was in labor with our first and I finally said, "think you could turn that off?" I have to admit, I was doing really well and very much in control (read: I didn't need a lot of coaching at that point in time), so in their defense I can imagine that sitting by your wife's side for 12 hours (or more) could be a bit boring. Not at all like our red-light-running labor of less than two hours and progressing from 8 to pushing in about four minutes. I was happy to watch the tube with him then, after baby came of course! :)

Glad to hear you reached your drug free labor goal. Congrats on everything!

7:32 PM  
Anonymous chelle said...

hehe Husbands are totally clueless!

8:03 PM  
Anonymous my minivan is faster than yours said...

Well I was going into massive labor my husband was chomping on a hamburger. He would not put down that hamburger to save his life.

I just made fun of him about that recently. I think he really appreciated that.

Glad you're back!

8:11 PM  
Anonymous andi said...

Wow. Just walking through the world half asleep sometimes, aren't they?

And you're not allowed to have any blog guilt for awhile. Get some sleep! We'll all still be here.

9:40 PM  
Blogger Pumpkin said...

Aw hunny, we aren't going anywhere!

Your husband....well, I have no words perhaps Duh, lol.

Get some well deserved rest hun and we'll seeya when you're ready1

12:26 AM  
Blogger Christina said...

That's funny! I mean, not in the moment, of course. I'm surprised you didn't throw something at him.

4:01 AM  
Blogger Adventures In Babywearing said...

Oh husbands, yes. I just made my hubby sit in the corner and go to sleep. I woke him when it was time to push. I couldn't take the talking.

: )


4:35 AM  
Anonymous Andrea said...

Yes, I'm so pissed that you haven't said anything on my site in the last couple weeks. I don't care that you've birthed a baby. Drug free. It's all about ME!

Um, girl? You have the ultimate reason for not getting to people's sites. WE UNDERSTAND! We read you cuz we love you, not for reciprocal commenting. Feel bad no more.

Maybe he thought the distraction would help take your mind off the pain. Who knows? Men don't get it. They never will. At least he didn't ask the doctor to "put in an extra stitch" like my husband did. Joking or not, I was embarrassed and the doctor wasn't pleased to hear such a thing. She put him in his place tho.

6:16 AM  
Blogger Jodi said...

COngrats on the new baby. I am sooo happy that all is well. I am glad that your birthing plan went pretty much by what you had in mind, except for the absence of the big O of course! :)

7:17 AM  
Anonymous Nancy said...

Husbands ALWAYS want to watch the news. They can't get why wives don't. Even when in labor. ;-)

7:43 AM  
Anonymous Smiling Mom said...

Ya... We're glad you mentioned the 'bad blogging friend' thing... Like seriously... what'd you do, go have a baby or something??!! ;-)

Good luck in these next few weeks. Life is hectic and overwhelming, but great with two!

9:05 AM  
Blogger Blogversary said...

That is too funny.

I recall during labor, my doula wanting to put music on and I really did not want music and so when she asked I said Christmas music (It was Dec 22nd). I think she actually rolled her eyes a little. I was serious.

11:19 AM  
Anonymous Major Bedhead said...

Yes. Husbands really ARE that clueless.

12:22 PM  
Blogger Andrea said...

C- I know he is a good man, and very intelligent, and sweet, and a bunch of other good stuff, but he *is* a bit clueless in the labor area of his brain. Sheesh is right!

And... you are allowed to be selfish. Don't worry about everyone else! Anyway, my blog hasn't been updated in months, so def. no worries there.

12:42 PM  
Blogger Jackie said...

OMG, I can not believe you just gave birth and are having blog guilt. Stop it!

And um, yeah, men pretty much clueless.

1:21 PM  
Blogger lildb said...

oh, shaddup, will ya? you're mommy to TWO now, dude. I keep thinking of you while feeling sorry for my pathetic one-child-havin' ass. and then I feel stupid. because, please and hi? you have ALOT more to handle than I do, and look at you, all apologetic for being a bad blogging friend. you are nothing of the sort.

dude, dude, dude.

*shakes head*

8:27 PM  
Anonymous imhelendt said...

During labor my husband did a similar thing. Contractions are two minutes apart (no epidural, stage 5-6) and he wants to know if I want a Haggen Daaz bar. Effin ICE CREAM! Mostly because HE wanted a Haggen Daaz bar. I told him where he could put said Haggen Daaz bar. ;D

8:17 PM  
Blogger Mama's Moon said...

Hehehe...yes, they're all pretty mind-blowing (our hubbies) with their 'clueless' actions. While I was stuck to the hospital bed awaiting my first child, he nonchalantly let me know that he was going out to grab a pasta dinner -- knowing full well that I couldn't eat anything but ice chips!!! And then he returned chomping on a bag of M&Ms!


9:35 AM  

Post a Comment

<< Home

BlogHer Ad Network
More from BlogHer
Advertise here
BlogHer Privacy Policy

Moms Speak Up

Photo Sharing and Video Hosting at Photobucket

Photo Sharing and Video Hosting at Photobucket

A Perfect Post

A Perfect Post

Photo Sharing and Video Hosting at Photobucket

More Bling