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Saturday, January 13, 2007

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Does that come with a beaver tail?

Our third son was born in a planned hospital birth, a successful and triumphant VBAC. My wonderful OB was able to finally solve the mystery of what had stalled the second baby's labor. Walking into my room the next morning, he announced, "You have a platypelloid pelvis."

"A what?" I thought he said platypus. For a minute I felt like a Bond villianness: Platypussy.

"Your pelvis is elliptical. Your first baby was small enough to get through, third baby at eight pounds, barely. The second one at nine pounds plus, forget it."

I was relieved. The C-section hadn't been for lack of trying. We had made the right choice. But one thing bothered me.

"Dr. Harrrison?"


"Are you saying I have a sideways vagina?"

This is the epilogue to the MUCH longer birthstory I started writing on January 6, my son's sixth birthday (don't even talk to me about scrapbooks), and finished this afternoon. It's a really great story, of how I got my Mother Superior attitude adjusted and how my husband kidnapped the baby out of ICU, chased by armed guards. But it's so damn long, I have decided to post it here instead. Get a cup of tea or a glass of wine before you start in.



Blogger Mom101 said...

Sideways vagina = wonderful!

I'm off to read the rest.

Thanks so much for the comment at my place today that led me back ehre. Based on your "also liking" links, I think I'm going to like it here.

9:19 PM  
Blogger Kyran said...

Liz, if you hadn't already had a baby, I would shoo you away, in your expectant condition.

since you have been initiated into the mysteries, you may safely read on... ;-)

9:43 PM  
Blogger peefer said...

When I was a naive frosh in university, one of the seniors told me that all asian women have a sideways vagina. The sad thing was that I had to think about it for a while before I decided he was kidding.

11:21 AM  

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