Labor is an interesting experience. There is a lot of discomfort/pain, anticipation, anxiety, and complete elation. My second child’s birth was a pretty drama-free experience, as it was short (9 hours), mostly pain-free (thank you, epidural), and fairly routine (three pushes… and pop!). All that being said, nine hours with little to no feeling in your lower half and nothing but anticipation for what’s to come can make time move pretty slow.
For our first child, my husband took rigorous notes, offering a play by play of what was anything but drama free (and 24 hours, natch!). I loved reading about the experience afterwards, because it’s amazing how much you forget as the months and years roll by. I wanted to do the same for our second child, but have a little fun with it.
We previously discussed live tweeting the birth. We figured it would be fun, kill some time, and in the end we would have a set of notes to look back on. But as I sat in the hospital, I felt very uninspired. I certainly didn’t feel witty enough to tweet. My husband suggested tweeting from the baby’s vantage point, and — Eureka! — that would be fun AND pass the time.
Using the hashtag #TweetsFromBaby, my son live tweeted his entry into this world. Check it out here, and follow me on twitter at https://twitter.com/andwhatamom.
What do you think? Should I set up his Twitter handle?
What did you do to kill the time during labor?