Tuesday, August 11, 2009


I'll try to remember to post the coast pics tonight. Last night the heat zapped my will to live, and all I was able to do was lie prone on the couch and defend my glass of water from the cats.

BUT. Since I am on here anyway, I must recommend that you read "It Sucked and then I Cried; How I had a Baby, a Meltdown & A Much Needed Margarita," by Heather B. Armstrong. I just bought this book and started reading it last night and I was laughing out loud, it was so funny. I don't usually laugh out loud at books, even when I am particularly amused, but this stuff is hilarious. Heather also has a website that I've plugged here about a thousand times because I enjoy it so much, which is how I found out about her book. And then the other day she mentioned another book that, ordinarily, I would never in a million years purchase, but because she is the one recommending it, I bought it. It's called "Your Best Birth" and is written by Abby Epstein and Ricki Lake.

Why on EARTH would I purchase such a book when A) I am not pregnant, nor am I really sure that I will be in the next year or so and B) I am like 99% certain I want drugs and lots of them when the time comes to give birth.

Well. Because it sounds like Heather and I were of the same mind when it came to drugs, but something magical written in that book seems to have changed her mind, so recently when she gave birth to her new baby daughter, she did it naturally, sans drugs.

There's a subset of people who seem to believe women should "take back" the birthing experience, rather than allowing science and medicine to dictate how your own child should be extricated from your womb. I like the idea of it so far, but still don't like the idea of pain. We'll see if Abby and Ricki can swing my vote.

So that is all on this Tuesday morning. Coast pics tonight, I promise.

1 comment:

  1. I love Dooce. I saw her posted here, on your blog, and have followed her ever since. Her book made me laugh and cry. It's beautiful. Thanks for pointing her out to me!