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What DIDN’T Shock Me About Labor?

By Nov 11, 2011January 26th, 2015No Comments

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Labor and childbirth are nothing if not full of surprises, right?

The Million Moms Challenge asked The SITS Girls to share something shocking we learned during labor and childbirth.

Ha! What WASN’T shocking for me (Gigi) about labor and childbirth would have been the better question!

Labor and Childbirth

I was shocked…

1. To learn that contractions do not, in fact, feel like menstrual cramps. Cramps are dull pain. Contractions feel like someone just placed a blazing hot cast iron skillet on the inside of your uterus.

2. That it would take so long. I am a very timely person. I like to do multiple things at a time. I am efficient and productive. 17 hours of sitting around waiting for a pumpkin-headed child to get out of my belly really set off my schedule.

Want to read the rest? Oh, there’s more. LOTS more.  Head over to the Million Moms challenge to see what else shocked me about labor! Share your story about what went through your mind when you held your baby for the first time? By replying, you will be entered to win an exclusive Million Moms Challenge Gift Pack, which includes an iPad2, a custom-made Million Moms Challenge pendant and a $50 donation in your name to Global Giving. If enough moms sign up for the Million Moms challenge, Johnson and Johnson will donate $100,000 to help women and children!

About Alina Thomas

Alina is a Northern Virginia wedding photographer based out of Leesburg, VA. She has a passion for arts and design, and strives to express it through her work. She is creative at heart and loves nothing more than sharing her knowledge in photography with other Virginia wedding photographers on her blog each week. Alina loves being a new mom to her first-born and spending time with her husband who helps her run her businesses. Please feel free to follow her on: Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Pinterest or Google+.