Thursday, 24 September 2009

It's birth, baby, but not as you know it

Yesterday, I took H for his health visitor check up and I was very pleased to discover he weighs 18lb 13oz - obviously, those four meals a day (plus all his milk) are serving him well. Or so I thought.

This morning, I read this and can't help feeling impressed. Seriously, one of my friends gave birth to an 11lb baby, and I thought that was hard going. This Indonesian woman makes my friend look like she wasn't even trying. "The baby, who is still unnamed and is 24.4 inches (62 centimetres) long, was born by Caesarean section on Monday at a public hospital in North Sumatra province." Damn bloody right! Can you imagine even attempting a natural birth? I think not. But all birth questions aside, what I really want to know is: how on earth did this lady carry around such a ginormous baby for nine months? She must be exhausted. Suddenly, my 7lb 8oz newborn looks like a walk in the park.

1 comment:

  1. Eeek - I too cringed at this story! Award for you over at mine. Enjoy! :-)