Sure enough, five seconds later, we were greeted with an ear-splitting explosion and a stench only meconium can produce. “How did you know?!” I demanded, awestruck.
We’ve been told our whole lives that bringing a child into this world is always excruciating, complicated, and a medical emergency out of our control. Why are we expected to just roll over and accept this as absolute truth?
Nope, it’s 2019 and we don’t play that.
After the baby shower was over, I stood in the middle of my living room, staring at a new crib full of unwrapped gifts. Flooded with gratitude, I still couldn’t help but think, “Will we really use all of this? Is there anything left that I need and don’t have? What do other parents use …