Anyone have funny/quirky/ironic stories from labor & birth??
As my contractions got worse and worse I started vocalizing using the word 'relax' over and over again. Then the contractions got bad enough that I couldn't remember what 'my word' was and it was messing with my concentration. I knew it had an 'x' and an 'l' in it. Weird things went through my head; "rolodex", "expel", everything but "relax". I told DH and our doula that I needed to be prompted. I felt like I had forgotten my part in a play- "LINE!" only it was "WORD!" as the contractions started and DH reminded me, "relax".
It's an odd thing to remember, but that feeling of "OMG what's my word?!?" will stick with me for awhile.