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Thursday, April 10, 2008

I Can Dig it : Labor



I think childbirth is cool.


I almost wrote that child labor is cool, which is not the same thing.





What does the marshmallow have to do with anything? Oh, nothing, I just wanted to use the picture. I thought about stretching for an analogy, but figured I'd leave it up to you guys.



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25 comments:

The Bakers said...

My husband said childbirth reminded him of the ballistics gel they use on Mythbusters. Nice, huh? I was hoping for something more along the lines of, "Honey I love you no matter what for bringing our child into this world in that manner." Nope. Ballistics gel.

Azúcar said...

Other Half blanches when I bring up the subject. I think he's trying to keep his lunch down.

meg said...

marshmallow... the texture of my stomach after giving birth to #3. Lucky I had the forethought to buy an extremely expensive and well cut fine wool jersey to put in my hospital bag a few weeks earlier (and lucky he was born in a cold climate eh)...

Cafe Johnsonia said...

All I can think about is labor. I have four months left of thinking about it all day and most nights--like every time I get up to pee.

But, I agree. Childbirth is by far the coolest thing ever.

Mrs. Dub said...

Umm ... both are things where I take the easy way out.

Likely said...

Maybe because I look like the stay puft marshmallow man about the time child birth happens.

Don't worry if I had to google stay puft marshmallow man because I really thought it was State Puff Marshmallow Man and I thought I'd check before embarrassing myself - but alas, I embarrass myself.

sue-donym said...

By far the most spiritual experiences I have ever witnessed or experienced.

Kalli Ko said...

I will check back with you on this subject in about 4 months.

Azúcar said...

Oh yeah! We do puff like marshmallows at the end. Squishy. Tummies.

I looked forward to the actual process, it seemed like the easiest part of the whole pregnancy (definitely the fastest.)

Lani said...

I dig it too. :-) But you probably already knew that.

Amy said...

Amen, sister. Just did it last week and it was even better than the first time. Rock on!

XANA-DIVA-DELUX said...

Well both marshmellows and people change shape and color under extreme tense situations?

Yeah, it's pretty cool.

La Yen said...

I like marshmallows. I like my baby and I like that I didn't do any birthing.

boo you whore said...

Don't you think that comparing a fluffernutter sandwich to the sacred birth of a sacred child is less sacred? You might as well be getting your wisdom teeth out.

Azúcar said...

So La Yen, it was easy as marshmallows?

(although I know it wasn't.)

Emily said...

Oh, I have to be the voice of dissent here -- labor terrifies me. But here's what I can dig: the product of labor. Oh, can I dig it! And kiss it and love it and smell it.

Azúcar said...

What? Fluffernut sandwich? When did I mention that? Gross. Those sandwiches are made of processed marshmallow fluff from a *jar*.

What you are viewing is a picture of hand-crafted love. I poured my heart and soul into those marshmallows (and two stand mixers.) I guess I just clarified my own analogy.

(babies ruin stand mixers?)

tonya g said...

Could 'boo you whore' be cafe rio whore's sister?

What a last name, so unfortunate.

Sue said...

I thought you meant labor like working. And I was all, yeah, I can dig it. (Because I talk like that frequently. I'm a hipster. Or not.)

But I don't know about the whole childbirth labor thing. I had three c-sections, non-elective. With my last, when we went in for the c-section, they said I was in labor, but I didn't feel anything. It was odd.

Ryan and Susie said...

Yeah childbirth. It's creeping closer and closer every day. In fact, I had a very vivid dream the other night in which...well, I won't go into details. I wouldn't want anyone to toss their marshmallows.

Rynell said...

I'm just concentrating on not throwing up. I do that during labor too.

Although the end result--completely worth it, emergency c-sections and all.

Kacy said...

I thought that was some kind of after-birth cheese that I had forgotten about. I'm glad it's a marshmallow.

cafe rio whore said...

yes we are sisters. our mom's name is Yer Mom.

mmm...fluffernutter...

annette said...

That moment, when the baby takes it's first breath of life, fills the room with the spirit. A most amazing, awe-inspiring, life altering, tear dripping experience EVERY time! (6 so far.)

Adria Sha said...

The picture conjures up memories of the best mint flavored marshmallows I've ever tasted in my life.

Labor? I don't dig. Babies? Yep.