Man, time flies when you're having fun. Or when you're Sleepless in Seattle. Literally.
It was a loooooooooooooooooong labor, starting at 2:45 A.M. on a Friday, and going all the way to 9:41 P.M. on a Saturday. 43. Freakishly. Long. Hours.
This weekend, we celebrated by taking it easy. Coffee. Walks. Naps. Parks. Sunshine. Reading.
I'm reading Fellowship right now, but the day I went into labor, I watched Peter Jackson's Two Towers and Return of the King.
I'm not kidding.
I listened to the soundtracks while I studied in college. I pretty much know the movies by heart. I've read the books. I figured it was a good (long) distraction while dealing with the contractions in early labor.
Good thing Mr. Dude and our doula didn't care. Or that they knew better than to argue with a lady in labor.
Someday, Little Guy is going to be watching those movies or reading those books and end up hearing all about his birthday. Hope that doesn't traumatize him ...
|Never too early to start going to story time at the library. |
Or to start reading classic literature.
Side note: I borrowed The Hobbit from a friend and she was out of town when I needed (not wanted) to start reading The Fellowship of the Ring, so I got it from the library when Little Guy and I went for story time. I looked in the fiction section to find that Tolkien was not there. Then I looked in the library catalog via the app on my phone ("Oh those kids and their newfangled contraptions these days!") to see if our local branch had it.
Yes, they did. In the science fiction section. You know, where you'd find Star Wars, Star Trek, and comic books of all kinds.
Does that make Little Guy's mama a nerd?