I’ve been an aunt for about a day now and my niece has to be the cutest baby ever…and I’m not just saying that because I’m her Auntie. I can’t tell you how excited I am to see her grow up. I’m always one to look towards the future. Then again, she is only about 36 hours old. I should probably take it one day at a time, huh?
Anyways, things have come a long way in the “birthing business.” My niece was fitted with a personal GPS tracker on her ankle at the hospital! You know, so some crazy baby snatcher doesn’t kidnap her. I was pleasantly surprised at the smiley-faced device.
I also watched the “Business of Being Born” about a week ago. It is a documentary from Ricki Lake (yes, the former talk show host). It was quite informative. I wouldn’t say that I agreed with everything in the documentary or that I would go the “natural” birth route myself, but it is interesting to know that – if you can believe it – the time of day with the most c-sections in the US is about 4pm (right when a doctor is looking to go home and get some dinner). That’s pretty shocking, and I suspect, not a coincidence.