Chapter 1: I Am Not Out of Control!Ladies, there's one time in your life when you get a free pass for outrageous behavior, and this is it.
Here's how some moms let fly with thoughts, words and actions.
C'MON, ADMIT IT --
YOU REALLY ENJOYED THAT SHAVE
Jeannine Schwing is my (Irene's) sister, mom to Paul and Cate and one of the funniest people we know. Of course she'd have something to say about her delivery.
I'm terrified of hospitals. Even if I just drive past one, my heart races and I feel sick to my stomach. When I became pregnant, I blocked the hospital part from my mind and imagined the...
Eureka moments always strike at the oddest times. There I was, legs splayed by stirrups, privates exposed and a 6-pound, 13-ounce creature ramming its head at my cervix. A pain coursed through my body that made me pray for death. And then my husband and my obstetrician nearly came to blows.
I thought, Wouldn't this make a funny book?
Let me back up a bit: A few days before my due date, my doctor -- the one I had interviewed for the job, the one I thought understood
me and my unborn child -- decided to mention that he'd be plying the Greek isles during my baby's birth. He walked me to the office of his...