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Monday, September 15, 2008

To those who think they know

I have always been told by people who have had kidney stones that it is just as painful as being in labor. Infact my old boss who has one child agreed, however her labor wasn't really labor, she had a planned C- section. Well, living in this "fair" world that we do, I was recently blessed with the opportunity to be 35 weeks pregnant AND have kidney stones. I am writting this to testify that I would take having kidney stones over being in labor any day. I do not have long deliveries, brianna was my longest at 9 hours, and my labors are pretty mild compared to some others out there. Pushing the tip of a ball point pen through a straw is much easier than pushing a cantalope through a paper towel roll. Now I know that the "paper towel roll" does expand but... don't you think that might hurt also?! I no longer have any sympathy for any one of the same or opposite sex who says that passing a stone is worse than being pregnant and being in labor... no, I will say " Try being pregnant with kidney stones, having to go to the bathroom 4 times a night, chasing three kids around, and catching the flu among all of it." Do this and I might decide to sympathise with you.

1 comment:

Lexi said...

I am so sorry Mandi. I bet that was horrible. My mom says kidney stones are worse, but she always had really easy labors, so maybe it just seemed worse lol. I can't believe you are 35 weeks already!