Wednesday, November 26, 2008

Always A Girl

So I've finally been brave enough to stomach the pregnancy book sections that talk about the actual act of giving birth. In my first trimester, I couldn't even go there because it made my morning sickness worse. In my second trimester, I was having too much fun to think about throwing up during transition or pooping on the delivery table. Now that I'm in my third trimester, I figured it behooved me to study up a bit. Yeah, I finally caved and got the "What to Expect" book today at the thrift store. I don't like it, and am glad it was only $1.50, but I figured I might as well have multiple versions of the various stages of agony - er, I mean labor - that I'll be going through in seven weeks or so. We've now got a collection of books from the 70's to today, written by docs, midwives, and people who think they know everything I will go through. It's thrilling, on the edge of your seat reading. Well, not exactly.

Anyway, if I'm going to possibly lose my lunch or at least the electrolytes I will have been imbibing on all labor long, and if I'm going to poop for the first time in front of my husband, I'd at least like to do it while looking fashionable. Yes, even while I'm bleeding and experiencing strange and painful bodily sensations, I want to look smashing. Since the mascara will probably have faded by then, the docs probably won't let me come in wearing jewelry, and I can't vouch for how my hair will look, a fashionable gown seems just the solution. But of course, only if it's free. (Please tell me that my quirky sense of humor is coming through, and that you know I'm not really that shallow in real life.)

That's where this post comes in. Healthy Moms is partnering with Labor Looks to provide this giveaway of a maternity hospital gown.

It seems to have a bit more potential in the fashion department than the lovely over-sized blue one I got to wear for the ultrasound at the hospital. So I'm writing this post just because I might win, and because I'm procrastinating on making dinner. It is much more fun to enter giveaways when you have heartburn than to wonder what to feed your husband when you'd rather not think about food at all.

3 comments:

Kimberly said...

Good luck!

I was so lucky with both girls to have enough time to grab a shower before going to the hospital. Quite a lovely indulgence, as I remember! Hope you're similarly blessed.

Grace said...

You have to win! Good luck!!

Cascia said...

Congratulations! You won the hospital gown. Please e mail your address to talbertcascia at yahoo dot com so I can have your prize shipped out to you. Thank you for participating and Congratulations on your new baby!