I have to admit what first drew me to this hilarious video is that I am a big fan of Kristen Bell (have been since Veronica Mars. Marshmallows FOREVER, are you with me?), so of COURSE I wanted to hear her husband talk about their new baby girl, Delta. But when he started in on his reaction to her emergency c-section, I got more than I bargained for – in a good way. You see, Dax’s story about seeing his wife “disassembled” reminded me of my very first birth experience which, like this one, was not exactly sunshine and roses, and like Bell’s, ended in an emergency c-section. (Sidenote: I love having kids. But I stink at giving birth. And come, to think of it, I also stink at being pregnant.) As I was laying there on the operating table, having just been introduced to my son, my beautiful first child, I heard my doctor say something strange. At first, I thought it must’ve been the anesthesia talking when I heard her say, “Would you like to see her uterus?” And then I KNEW I had to be hallucinating when I heard both my husband and my mother, who was also in the operating room, say, “YES!” in unison.
People. My husband and my mother have seen my insides. I think this makes all three of us freaks, personally. But unlike Dax, since they were prepared, they were more fascinated than horrified. Although my husband didn’t exactly take notes. Later when I queried him about what my inner lady parts looked like, he said, “I don’t know. They’re innard-colored.”
I like Dax’s version of events a lot better! I’m just gonna pretend that’s how it went down with me!