That was horrible.
Like, probably the worst thing ever.
Whoever said “Childbirth is beautiful” was either on fucking crack or is some kind of twisted masochist who loves unbearable pain and a bunch of nasty shit coming out of their body. YUCK.
Anyway, everyone else was in bed when it happened… but I just couldn’t sleep. Too much pain. It’d been happening on and off for a few hours, but the doctor told me it was normal to get a few contractions every now and then, especially this late in the game. Didn’t think much of it, really. But man, was it annoying. And painful.
Finally it got so bad I could barely stand it anymore. And then I felt it… My water broke.
The first of many uncomfortable and disgusting things that would happen that night.
Guess it was really go-time.
I headed straight for the car keys when it happened – why bother waking my parents? I knew how to take care of myself. I could handle it.
Or at least, I thought I could.
But then the pain just got even WORSE. And… I guess I kinda couldn’t control it. Started moaning and groaning like some sort of dying cat or something. Humiliating!
So of course, mãe and dad heard, and came running. So much for keeping this thing quiet…
And surprisingly, they were actually pretty calm about it… Calmer than me, at least. Mãe ended up staying home with Gabriela while dad drove me to the hospital.
And it’s funny – I think I’d always imagined it being the other way around, you know? But… I was actually happy it was dad. I don’t even think I can explain why. But it kinda felt right for him to be there.
Anyway, I won’t go into all the gory details but… it was pretty fucking awful.
Or at least, it was right up until the end.
That’s when I heard it.
First one little voice, then two.
And if it was anyone else’s kids, it would have been pretty damn annoying.
But that sound…
I think it’s the most beautiful thing I’ve ever heard.