The story goes this way.... first a man meets a woman...they fall in love.... some get married/some don't.... inevitably, unless they are extremely careful or unlucky, they will have little ones! The woman will come to the man and tell him, "Guess what we've done.... oh yes, it's true. A little one is on the way."
They will be happy or shocked, giddy or unsure. They will spend (hopefully) nine months planning for the new arrival. They will shop, party, and go to "CLASSES".
Classes that are to teach, encourage, and prepare the parents-to-be. They will usually scare, confuse and in the men's case, gross out the inexperienced couple. They will tell of water birth, natural birth, Lamaze, epidurals, spinal blocks, C-sections.... etc. etc. They will make you feel lightheaded with all the information, and unsure of what would be best for you and your baby.
The parents will give their input, the siblings/sibling-in-law will share their stories, the friends will scare you with stories they've "heard".
YET NO ONE TELLS YOU HOW IT WILL FEEL TO PUSH AN 8LB.3OZ GINORMOUS BALD HEAD OUT OF A SMALL LITTLE HOLE.... YOU KNOW WHERE!
No one says.... oooh yeah it's gonna burn like the dickens, you will want something for the pain and it will be too late. No one will say, the contractions are nothing compared to when that little billiard (scratch that) huge bowling ball starts to make it's way (AND YOU CAN'T STOP IT) out! If you thought you were miserable before, let me assure you..... you haven't felt anything until you've experienced.........