I have never seen a birth other than from my own point of view. (which is not looking down because I would stop laboring all together lol) So Monique was a great friend and let me come watch from a totally different point of view.
Watching someone give birth is amazing! I never think about what I am actually doing when I am doing it. I am amazed I did this 4 times (Chase was c-section) I don't think I would ever do this if I remembered what it was like that far down the road. Which is why I think most women forget or everyone would have one or none. But I was totally amazed at how Monique labored and did her breathing and stayed calm. I felt like a wimp watching her control her breathing and just focusing how she did.
I almost missed Monique's birth because Jason had to go to work, and you cant schedule a birth.But Jennifer was nice enough to offer to watch all my kids while I went. So I got to go in the morning and see everything through. Now yes we joke about the fact that the only reason I wanted to see her birth was because she saw my...
but honestly I don't remember that part of it. I just remember seeing a tiny bit of hair, and then a lot of hair, and then a BIG head, and then a even BIGGER body. But watching her give birth was so cool. And my thinking didn't really make sense while I was thinking it but, for some reason I didn't think the baby could be that big. Until I saw him. Then I kept thinking I DID THIS!!!! WHAT AM I NUTS!!!
But I am glad I got to see someone give birth. And really glad it was a close friend, you know so it doesn't get awkward and all.
Thanks Monique for letting me see your.... birth. lol