There are a million tiny moments that we forget each day. When you mother a little baby, there are a billion tiny moments that are remember-worthy and they pass through your brain, in one ear and out the other. I blame the forgetfulness on the fog of sleeplessness, the tornado of hormones, the leftovers of the epidural.
Tobin is almost two weeks old, and there are a few things about his birth that I do not wish to forget. Here’s his birth story (not the gross version):
Every time we have a baby, my husband tells the nurse that he doesn’t like the puffy hats. He wants to wear a cool Doctor hat like on Grey’s Anatomy. For some reason, the nurses always get him a new hat, per his request.
When he asked for a special hat this time, the nurse brought him the Doctor hat…and Doctor scrubs. She then forced him to wear them and told the nurses at the nurses station to clap for him when he came out to go to the Operating Room. HA! BURN!
He was super embarrassed. I felt it was payback of sorts, since they had given ME a puffy hat with smiley faces, and since I was about to give birth and didn’t feel hat preferences should be on the table.
Paging Dr. McPickyHat!
Every time I have a C-Section, I’m amazed at the small talk that the doctors are capable of having. If I was a doctor in charge of delivering a baby, I think I would be talking about the whole amazing miracle of modern medicine/new life, perhaps I would recite a poem, or a speech fitting for the occasion. Instead, the doctors are always chatting about football or dinner plans.
It’s sort of a weird experience, but it got weirder.
A surgeon’s cell phone rang right before Tobin was delivered into the world. The ring tone?
Marvin Gaye singing, “Let’s Get It On”.
I thought maybe I was imagining the whole incident because I was heavily medicated, but Dr. McPickyHat later confirmed that it did indeed take place. There is a OB/GYN out there who has a slightly ironic ring tone, and Tobin was brought into the world with Marvin heralding his arrival.
I’m starting to think this stuff only happens to me.
At any rate, Tobin is here, and he’s precious, but I think he needs a new theme song. Suggestions?