So the blessed moment is nearly upon us and we will know what happens when a complete stranger gives birth — on Twitter.
At least those of us who are following it.
“I’m getting a lot of feedback, mostly good, some bad, about my decision to Twitter during the baby’s delivery,” wrote Melissa Skabich of Cedar Grove on her blog, “Fits and Giggles.”Twittermom Melissa Skabich
Skabich, 32, has a bit of a leg up on other women in her… um…. position: She’s a PR agent.
Skabich is tweeting about the child she is about to bring into the world “to keep family, co workers, fellow bloggers and anyone else who cares up to speed on Evan’s arrival.”
For instance, we already know that she’s gained roughly 5 1/2 pounds in six days and had high blood pressure. She may have to be induced — her blood pressure’s been pretty high.
“My theory is if you care enough to follow me on Twitter, then you might be interested in what’s happening with Evan’s birth,” she writes. “If you’re not, then rid yourselves of me with one simple click of the “unfollow” button. I won’t be offended.”
Skabich says Twitter is as much of a time killer as everything. Her first labor, she says, lasted 28 hours.
“That’s a long time, people, most of which is spent in bed connected to monitors, unable to eat or drink anything,” she writes.
Twitter, meanwhile, “is a welcome distraction that helps me pass the time and keeps me from verbally abusing my husband for nodding off in the chair.”
As for gory details, she says, “you can watch the Discovery Health Channel…. My Tweets will be more along the lines of, “My husband just snuck out of the room to eat an Oreo ice cream sandwich and I can smell it on his breath.”
Evan is Skabich’s third child. So, she says, she doesn’t know how long she’ll be able to tweet. Rest assured, though, that those who are interested will get the final result.
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