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Undercover Couple, Week 9

March 12, 2006

Before the meeting tonight, Mr. Perineum and I surveyed the addition being built on the back of our teacher’s house, which was a lot of fun. Enlightening, too, as he answered my query about the presence of a strangely placed closet in the garage. “It’s probably their grow room,” he said playfully, “for their herb.” I’m pretty sure he was kidding. And the room turned out to be a mechanical room.

The snack tonight was sufficient, but a bit mundane: a hunk of cheese, a few crackers, some grapes, and some water. Which means that a shallow person who brought (what might be considered) better snacks last week might feel a bit smug this week. Not that I’d know anything about that.

The cringeworthiest moment for the night was found in the video segment. Which seemed to fit like a glove, since it was of a mother birthing twins, the first of whom was breech. Perfect for us, right? Well, not so much. It seems she had a little bonus. Along with two healthy baby girls, she gave birth to her own bladder! Yep, that’s right, folks, her bladder somehow prolapsed into her vaginal canal. So the steady voiceover of the video calmly noted ‘the nurse holding up her bladder’ to let baby #1 by. Yikes! The process was repeated for the second child, and then we watched all three snuggle together. Here’s to natural childbirth, I guess.

So our return home was punctuated with a stern cross-examination of the wife with regard to this outcome. She agreed that it should never happen. If it ever did happen, would that be gross negligence, or just gross?

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2 Responses to “Undercover Couple, Week 9”

  1. Liz says:

    Interesting evening all around…

    About the bladder, did they say anything about putting the bladder back? I wonder if she had the problem before the pregency or if she would have had it anyway and the pregnecy made it worse? My grandma had a prolapsed bladder and had to have it surgically replaced. She said they made a little hamack for it to rest on… I’ve always found that imaige disturbing and somewhat peaceful at the same time. I can picture her bladder hanging out reading a book and sipping an umbrella drink. Oh well…

  2. kate says:

    Now I’m confused. Who’s Mr. Perineum? Am I being dense again? Or are we chatting in the third person here? But no, then you’d be querying yourself.
    (time for that afternoon coffee)

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