See, you don't give a crap about what's going on when you are at the end of labor (you do at the beginning, which is why they only bring in the big guns and all of their attendants once you are loaded up with drugs or blinded by pain). A whole troupe of dancing dogs could have come in and I couldn't have cared less. Nathan Fillion could have walked in and I wouldn't have noticed.
I had to go for my final post-birth doctor appointment. Er, I mean, appointment relating to birth. OBVIOUSLY all doctor appointments from now on will be post-birth (ain't nobody backing up that train), but I think I'm done getting prodded for reasons DIRECTLY associated with the arrival of the Spawn.
Earlier I had two physical therapy appointments pertaining to the muscles used in pushing the Spawn out... and the less said about those two appointments, the better.
Okay, maybe just one thing - for the first appointment, in order to keep the Spawn from wigging out, I had to nurse her while I was splayed on the table having my pelvic floor stretched. All while the doctor called out, "and... squeeze... hold it hold it HOLD IT!"
Cherish your modesty, ladies, because when it's taken from you, you will miss it so.
The DB came to the next appointment so that I didn't have to juggle baby and do Kegels at the same time.
So this appointment was a gynecological check-up, which the ladies all know well.
Only this was a check-up on steroids.
Not only was I physically probed (next time, can I have the ultra-sound from the OUTSIDE, thankyouverymuch), but my life came under examination as well. I wonder if one of the nurses was in training or interning or something, because I don't usually get two to be examined. Or maybe they'd heard about the nursing incident. Or maybe they thought someone would have to hold me down when they checked for scar tissue in my rectum.
Yeah, I just put my rectum and Nathan Fillion in the same post. You are SO WELCOME INTERNET.
I think the gynecologists were very disappointed that everything was fine. The main gyno was really distrustful of every answer I gave. Even as I said "but since I'm breastfeeding, I just need to remember to drink more fluids," she'd look concerned and immediately interject with "yes, yes, but, you really need to remember to drink more fluids."
Er... that's what I just said.
And the expression on her face when I answered a particular query with "I fart sometimes when I have a big sneeze." Horror. But this horror was not because I had mentioned something so awful as passing gas, oh no. See, this means Something Is Wrong.
'Cause no one has ever farted when sneezing in the whole history of the world.
Dude, my child does that, should I get her started on Kegels before I introduce solid food? 'Cause I think that might be difficult. The DB is trying to teach her proper crawling techniques and she continues to stop and slap the floor when she gets excited. Sometimes with her face. Poor baby. Or is it that no one 'fesses up to sometimes farting while sneezing?
Be honest here. Do you blame the dog?
The DB says we should blame the baby. I'm totally down with that.
Speaking of repetitive exercises - I was assigned "more sex." Yes, not content to know the ins and outs of my bowels, I was grilled about my sex life. And told to have more of it.
Since I wasn't gettin' busy enough for my gyno, she concluded something was wrong with me. "I'm tired, he's tired, and when the baby's finally asleep there are so many other more important things to do. Like the dishes," is not a good enough excuse. We should be bouncing like bunnies or something. That we aren't means... "Does it hurt?" she looked at me sympathetically. And I'm really tired, so I look confused.
Does she mean my relationship? Because we're STILL a great team. Does she mean emotionally? 'Cause sometimes I don't feel very sexy and it would be nice to have a physical reminder that I am one hot mama. Oh, she means physically!"Well, I do have problems with my knees and my back is kinda sore from lifting... "
And after a few more minutes of further embarrassing conversation, I'm assigned more sex AND erotic massage.
Thanks, but I don't *need* an erotic massage. I need a babysitter. A regular massage. And a hotel room. Then maybe we could get down and dirty at the rate the doctor prescribes.
Although, to be fair, I think if the DB and I had a babysitter, massages and a hotel room, we'd probably just use it to get 8 uninterrupted hours of sleep.