Please excuse my rant. I really need sympathetic ears.
Had a day from hell yesterday. Here is the bullet point:
Drive 3 hrs to get birth certificate.
Bleed through my pants (ahhh!) Luckily my midwife loaned me a pair, but unggg.
Husband nearly pees pants on SF golden gate bridge (Thanks traffic!)
2 week PP appointment. Hear my birth center is moving to smaller location/greatly cutting back as of next month because of budget. Try not to cry on scene. Such a loss for this community.
See friend at midwife who goes into labor.
Friend's husband disappears and my husband and I support her through early (but intense) labor for more than an hour. Woah! We hadn't planned this.
Laboring friend has a number of seizures and midwife has to call 911.
Friend is okay, but probably having a very medical birth as we speak. Waiting for updates.
Get $50 parking ticket because we hadn't planned on that.
Stop in starbucks for a tea to calm down AND THIS WOMAN asks in a really weird way if she can hold baby (who is 12 days old!) and I say, "No, sorry." She lingers, waits until my husband gets up and then puts her arms under mine and asks for the baby again. I growled a super fierce "NOOO." at her and seriously would have hit her if both of my arms weren't full of baby. She wasn't even small-taking with us when she started lobbying to hold the baby. WTF?
Drive through bridge without cash. $30 ticket. Ah. brain fail.
Sob in the back seat for a bit. Mumble "Seizures. She tried to take my baby. Ow my breasts. I'm covered in blood." etc.
Pull over on the 99 for more than 1.5 hrs because now we're traveling through baby's usual hungry hours.
An awful, awful day.
I'm really curious though, has anyone else had their baby bring out the crazy in random strangers? I can't believe that woman tried to take my baby from arms. I've never heard of such a thing. I keep wondering what she might have done if I'd let her hold my daughter? Nothing? Kidnap? Unexpected psycho business?
I'm so weary. We're never going out again. I have takeout menus and I know how to use them.