The royal birth vs. my first birth

I have the royal family and their special delivery on my mind this week. In fact it has me waxing poetic about my own maiden voyage on the child birth-o-rama.

Duchess Kate and I actually have a lot in common.

When I went into labor for the first time nearly 14 years ago, it was a lot like this in the beginning:


Ahh. Isn’t she lovely?

In my mind, I too was poised and happy, sweetly waving goodbye to my in-laws as I departed for the hospital (way too early).

Skip to the punch line:

…about 24 hours later the image was a little more like this:

The royal birth vs my first birth by The Bearded IrisBut in between those extremes, there were a number of other similarities between my first child birth and Duchess Kate’s delivery this week.

I’m In The Powder Room today spilling it all, so to speak. Hop over there for the rest of the story. (Nice…hopping.) 

With love, ice chips, and a gigantic pair of post-partum mesh undies,




About The Bearded Iris

Leslie Marinelli is a writer, humorist, blogger, life hacker, and invisible vessel for grandchildren and PTA donations.
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6 Responses to The royal birth vs. my first birth

  1. I ripped my husband’s shirt and tried to tear his head off while I was in labor after he calmly said, “Just breathe through it Honey, and it won’t hurt as much…” That was the Biggest. Lie. Ever.

  2. Ohmygod the MESH UNDIES.

    I’d almost managed to forget them.
    Perish the thought.

  3. Katrina says:

    Mesh Undies and Biggest Maxi Pad Ever!! I had my husband video tape the ensemble so we could laugh at it later. Hahaha! After our third I tried to lift a couple pair of the mesh undies, they provide great support after a c-section.

  4. Roshni says:

    I’ve been reading all my friends’ Blogher posts and you’re pretty much their fave!! Which really isn’t surprising at all!

  5. Linda Roy says:

    They gave me this green glop to drink to prevent me from vomiting. So what did I do? I vomited all over my husband. Turned my head and let him have it Linda Blair style. Poor guy.

  6. Danielle says:

    Mesh panties lol…I’m so glad they still have those things. At first I was all, “You have got to be kidding…I have to wear those?” but a week later, sleep deprived and full of postpartum craziness, I was all “What?!?! I’m out of mesh panties – call the hospital I need more! Can these be washed and reused? Does the inside out rule apply to these things?” Awww…the newborn days.

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