Day 13 of the Wine with Mallery Advent Calendar could spark some controversy with the topic I am discussing… guests in the delivery room. I would love to hear your opinions and/or experiences to see what other people think about guests in the delivery room.
Wine with Mallery cliff notes for those who can’t watch the video…
How a natural delivery starts…
I was over the moon excited when my sister said I could be in the delivery room with her. She is my little sister and who better to help her out than someone who had a baby 16 months ago? We talked about her, extremely detailed, birth plan a lot, as I was to act as her ‘doula‘, photographer and sister. She did her research and asked a million questions so she felt fully prepared for her labor, and she was!
She did the whole natural labor like a champ. I was
jealous thoroughly impressed with her! Her position of choice was on all fours and I have a very… umm… less than flattering picture of her bent over that I won’t share because… yanno. She spent so much time on her birth plan and she went to all of the classes that there was no way she could have been unprepared. It was a lot more structured than my show up, hook me up, cut me up and give me my baby plan! I’m more of a walk in the door and give me the good stuff type of gal. ?
How a natural delivery ends…
She wanted to break so bad. Her body hurt and she was tired of laboring naturally. Her main rule was that we were not allowed to mention pain medications. We weren’t even allowed to think about epidurals! I read Birth Plans for Dummies, highly recommend, and I love how the book talks about who NOT to have in the delivery room for this very reason… ahem… mother-in-laws. Just say no. Don’t let them guilt you into it because it will end poorly for everyone.
Sample conversation from when Rachael was in pain. (Please note these aren’t the exact words, the overall story is accurate.)
About that… It was at this moment that I became proud of Jon. You always wonder if your mate has successfully cut his own umbilical cord. Will he take your side in an argument, or is he still a momma’s boy at heart? Jon didn’t even hesitate to stand up for Rachael, it was that moment that he won me over.
Trader Joe’s 2011 Charles Shaw White Zinfandel
Let me start off by saying that I am not a big fan of sweet wines. This is a very sweet White Zinfandel that probably makes a lot of people happy, I get it. Who wouldn’t be happy at $2.99 a bottle? I have witnessed a lot of people drinking a White Zin when they are trying to get into the wine game because it isn’t a complex drink. Personally, I can’t stomach this version because it is so sweet and it makes me want to brush my teeth while drinking it. ?
I received a copy of Birth Plans for Dummies in order to facilitate my review. This is supposed to be a review on Mallery’s Deals but I wanted to talk about part of this book in this video. All opinions, pictures, videos and thoughts are MY OWN.