So, when I got the call on Nov. 13 at 1:30 p.m., it was no surprise to hear my mother say Ben checked in at a whopping 9 pounds (don't worry gals, Ben came into the world by way of cesarean section at 12:37 p.m.).
Yes, don't worry gals!!! Don't become horrified over the idea that a **HUGE** 9 lb baby came out of a woman's va-jay-jay, hoo ha, pwerta....ah hem, VAGINA. Lord no!!! Who would want that?!?! There's no way! That's an appaling idea!
When did nine pound babies become monsters that required extraction through the abdominal wall? When did nine pound babies become un-birthable? When did it become a societal "joke" that women wouldn't be so stupid as to deliver a "large" baby in any other way than the on-demand birth way?
Last Sunday, November 16th, was my HBAC baby's birthday. She turned three. My baby turned three! She was 10.10lbs, 23" long, and was posterior. It infuriated me that everyone's FIRST reaction when her weight was told, was "You had a c-section, right?"
I got enormous satisfaction by telling them that she was born at home, onto the very bed she was created in. Also, that she was a VBAC baby. That my cesarean baby was pulled out of my body, because my bastard OB told me that he would be "too big" to deliver safely. He was only 8.8lbs...and spent 9 days in the NICU because of severe respiratory distress ( i.e., wasn't READY ). I didn't know any better.
So women...be offended. This article plays up the social stigma that women are INCAPABLE of delivering a large baby. We are, in fact, more than capable! We are WOMEN. We are made to birth. Whether the baby be 7lbs or 11lbs...we are made to birth.
And in honor of my baby's birthday, here is my MONSTER of a HUGE baby now :