November 6, 2008

epi or earthy?

Seriously!
Can't believe I only have four to five mos left until I can swaddle my feti!!

It's like waiting for Santa the night before Christmas! Except my feti aren't fictional, and it won't be winter, and I don't birth Santa. And my darling birth canal is way teensy compared to a chimney. But whatever. Soooo greatful and blessed to have the best feti, husband, womb, and life EVER.


But now I'm in a total conundrum/dilem. What to do??? Get a blow-up tub and have JJWT climb in too and bring the feti out in our living room w/ a happy-hippie midwife?? Or get an epidural BEFORE the pain starts just to be safe bc God made anastasia for a reason?? Or, do I plan for a natural unmedicated birth, then scream for drugs, then swear JJWT to secrecy and PRETEND I went natural?? Schedule a Ceasar salad section, like the celebs?? OR, just have faith that my sweet feti just come out on their own, pain-free!?? Does anyone have any idea how many points it would be if I seriously ate the placenta??!


Have tons of Qs and e-BFFs, need you!!!!! Don't dare ask the grump-n-frump chicks I VT, and don't rilly want everyone in my wives club to know I'm wondering, bc once I decide, I want to say that it's what I've wanted since my OWN birth. Plz help!

134 comments:

MommaKiss said...

"Or get an epidural BEFORE the pain starts just to be safe bc God made anastasia for a reason??"

I'd choose that one based on Anastasia.

But I had the Ceasar Salad myself. Twice. Highly recommend. My gynie did no stretch like a chimney.

Beth said...

EPI EPI EPI

LDS Fashion Girl said...

TAWM, as a totally hip and fashioanble mom with a series of children I totally have a testimony about anastasia. I would suggest getting the epidural NOW...Just to make sure it is in place before labor comes because twins sometimes arrive early..plus TotTally helps relax, which you should do a lot of now.

Brooke said...

I two had a ceasar salad selection. It was painful at first, but for you, I'm sure there would be no pain. Then you can go back to wearing your modest bikini (because of course you wouldn't have any strech marcks either), and you wouldn't be all streched out down where the dtd looks.

Aundrea said...

Go with the Hippie mid-wife! There's nothing more spiritual than sitting in a blow-up pool with your hawt hubbie giving birth to your hawt feti to the smell of incense burning!

Kerry said...

I would love to see TAMN turn into a crunchy mom, but just don't know how the crash diets, highlights and pedis jive.

Just praying they come out on their own is awesome.

Yikes. It's embarrassing how excited I am for what the future holds for you.

Cristin said...

I would love to hear of TAMN's experience giving birth in a big tub in your living room. Just make sure that if you do it with a hippie midwife to make sure you get NO education whatsoever about childbirth so that you are totally shocked when it is painful and incredibly messy.

Annette Lyon said...

Only four more months? Man, the time has flown!

lara said...

TAMN, here is the dealy. You should totally schedule a day spa for the "big day", which you will totally know when it will be, becuz you will be scheduled to be induced (At the day spa they put people to sleep all the time for "procedures" so I am sure it would be no problem to have the medication you will need). That way you can have the epi before hand, soak in a nice warm tub with JJWT while you both get a facial and mani/pedi. When it is time for the feti to arrive you will have a glow about you like nunother! That would be the most NATURAL thing you could do for the beautiful spirits who will come. Don't you want the first thing they see to be their hot momma lookin her bestest? As far as the placenta, I would totally save it in my freezer for food storage. Nothing more pure than that.

Howertons in Iowa said...

since I am prolly one of your grump n frump chicks u VT cuz i'm a geezer with like 5 kids - I TOTALLY recommend anastasia!! I had it 3 times and could not enjoy the most spiritual experience with having precious babies without it!
There will be no judging- Promise!

Suzie said...

Get an epidural, then pretend it didn't work. You'll get tons of sympathy and WAY more gifts when your done!!

Brandon & Aimee said...

No matter what you decide, tell everyone you went natural. Then you can say "It was honestly the hardest thing I've ever done, but it was sooo worth it" and everyone will look up to you with the utmost respect.

torrent said...

People eat placentas?

Seriously?

I just died a little inside...

ali said...

geez TAMN, no offense but this post is way icky.

Alison said...

epidural. you don't want a scar to ruin your perfect stomach, and gross! having your baby at home would be painful and disgusting.

AzĂșcar said...

You should get the anastasia because your body is seriously gross when it's having a baby--like seriously.

Lots of people like to tell me "Your body knows what it's doing" and "Inductions, c-sections and epidurals increase your risk of complications and may have adverse effects on the baby" and I'm ALL WHAT EVS!!!! NO PAIN BAYBEE!! Because you SERISOULY need to take the drugs! THEIR AWESOME!

Paige said...

Totally go with the Caesar Salad. Then you can totally get a little tummy tuck while you are in there and come out looking even BETTER than you did before, without having to do any gross crunches. Heck, you could wear your modest bikini home from the hospital!

LJ said...

Tamn, I'm weeping with laughter here. If you eat the placenta, I'll mail you a dollar.

Callie said...

TAMN, with your oodles of faith you def don't need the drugs. Your hott feti will get born and you will barely know it happened. I bet they are so well behaved thanks to your awesome mommying skillz that they are dressed and shining before you even know your tiny small prego belly is gone!

Whitney R said...

I say have them stick a needle in your back and then take a nap or play cards till they tell you to push.

That way, you get your beauty sleep for when they take your picture RIGHT after the baby is born and you won't look all sweaty and gross. And you wont have that nasty scar that a Ceasar would give you. Cause then you might not be able to wear your modest BIkini. You'd have to actually get a modest ONE PIECE! I know. I know.

Your welcome for bringing this to light.

Sadie, Corey and Cailyn said...

Lots of good sex before you go into labor is always nice and helps stretch things out down under. Then drugs drugs drugs. Sex, drugs and rock and roll . Its got a place in Heaven.

Mary said...

Just be thankful that you aren't birthing vampire twins that would totally scar as they clawed there way out. Bella totally has scars...even if she is a way hot vamp now.
Go for the epi, no one looks hot when they are screaming in pain!

Mina said...

Um, I hate to say this, TAMN, but I think you went over the line with this post. Talking about icky (birth canals) and birth in a tub. And it prompted someone to post the "s" word. Eew.

But sincya axed, you have to schedule a c-section to avoid becoming a grump-n-frump chick you're self. I mean, how do U think they got that way?

Mandie Green said...

Having had one with the eppy and one catapult herself from my body minutes after reaching the hospital, I would TTLY reccamind the eppy.
With my first born I was all comfy cozy, layd back and was all chillaxin' B4 meeting my little stud muff. He was super happy when he came out and I seriously got loadz of rest while he was sleeping off the meds.
With my hi mainty princess we were both screaming at eachother from the the pain. She was so fast I almost ruined my mani catching her myself cuz my dtd was snoozin' at 3AM. (Ummm....that is another thing, you need to have a signed contract with your own dtd that he will NOT sleep and will be on call for like the hole munth B4 the do date) Anyway, luckily my hubby took over and screamed for the nurse before I could do serious damage to the nailz. Cuz ewww...you don't ever want your feti to see you with nasty handz. The YW manule teaches how being clean=richusness. So you have to keep u2d with your manis for the feti to truly worship you.

LKC said...

NOt to judge or anything, but only second-rate women need anastasia during childbirth. If you want to be a good mother, you will deliver the feti au-natural. And if you're righteous enough, you won't have any pain.

Maybe you'll talk about this later, but you MUST breastfeed for at least 18months or else the twinners will be seriously developmentally challenged. And don't even CONSIDER giving them formula--they might get brain damage or something.

The Boob Nazi said...

Please have pictures of you in the tub with your husband after the birth. Yeah, with all the afterbirth in there too. It doesn't count as nudity if you're giving birth or breastfeeding!

randa_joy said...

If I were to rate your posts like Netflix this one would be 5 stars!

Heart Mommy said...

Duhhhh!!!! Just research what Angelina did when she had her twinners...That way you know what ever your choice is, you can back it by saying "I am going the Jolie-Pitt route" Then you know just how you will look after, bc you have to be as hot as Ang. By the way, I never heard what you are having? I know that you are like Four to Five months away, you must have had your ultra by now detecting the studness/princessness of your baby bundles.

Shelle-BlokThoughts said...

As much as I love Anastasia the movie and the medicine, and all things pain free...I say go for the HIP...totally THE HILLS, Cesarean...because all celebs are doing it! :)

Kate said...

Ceasar salad vote... You can find a doc to nip and tuck right there on the spot. That way, you'll prob walk out of the hospital in your size "2" jeans - because size 0 would be such a slap in the face to all your fans.

Jeanne said...

you will look way hotter without pain. EPI EPI EPI

Aunty Em said...

Do you know what flavor the feti are yet? That might influence your decision.

But I've had double trouble labor too & I would HIGHLY recommend an epi. They slide right out & you don't feel a thing. It's wonderful!

craftyashley said...

C-section totally! Do not listen to the lies- it's so way easier than anyone let on.... and only took 10 minutes. I'm not a 14 hour labor kind of gal.

The Fishers said...

I absolutely love your blog! You are so funny! Congrats on the twins. As for my thoughts, totally epi. I LOVED it! And I have heard people eating the placenta, can't even fathom the idea.

Annie and Zeke Smyth said...

If you go for the Ceasar salad have a plastic surgeon on hand and they can tummy tuck you right there! Bye bye baby weight, hello flat tummy with just a teeny little scar your teeny bikini will hide!

p.s. I double dog dare you to try to eat the placenta! My sister said she was going to, and once you see it, you will throw up thinking about eating it! ha ha

Annie and Zeke Smyth said...

If you go for the Ceasar salad have a plastic surgeon on hand and they can tummy tuck you right there! Bye bye baby weight, hello flat tummy with just a teeny little scar your teeny bikini will hide!

p.s. I double dog dare you to try to eat the placenta! My sister said she was going to, and once you see it, you will throw up thinking about eating it! ha ha

Marissa said...

You should totally go with the hippie birth in your living room. Then if anything goes wrong, all you have to do is have JJWT give you a priesthood blessing. You guys are so faithful that you don't need a doctor. Thats what the priesthood is for right?

Erin said...

Hello! Are you like totally loosing your testimony? U need a serious fast and prayer day or month...and everyone...this is like important, so we all should join in so we can get you sum REAL inspurashun on what is best for your twinnerz-plus it would be such a great tear jerker to share next month at fast and testimony meeting.

Token Asian Friend said...

TAMN,
You have two babies in there, so you can pick TWO birthing methods! But, two babies also means double those placenta carbs, unless their identical and share a birth sac...

Well, no matter what you do, make sure you scrap a page for each scenario!

Bradley, DeAnna, and Donovan said...

Yeah, that's a little gross, please don't eat the placenta. I don't think you get any points for anything that DISGUSTING!! Take the epi and pretend you didn't, it's the best way to go.

Nate and Kim said...

I vote for the EPI! Had one myself and loved it!!! Plus, you will be so relaxed and calm for when you fans show up to congrats you! Screaming is not pretty and you are so much better than that. EPI EPI EPI
Oh, and about the placenta(s), EW don't eat them, just take it home in a WalMart bag and plant it under a tree as a tribute to your beautiful feti!!

emily said...

girl, get that epideral and don't spend another minute thinking about it! it's so much more fun with there's no pain:-) enjoy it! don't pain it.

The Himmer Family said...

you should probably seriously consider doing a lotus birth- where you leave the placenta attached to your feti until their umbily cords fall off- hello, they are so attached to it, and you can just rub some herbs on it so it doesnt smell. SOOO EARTHY :) and def. get the epi, but no one has to know, wonder woman

Crystal Lynn said...

Ok seriously. Have any of these other women ever HAD twins? Thats a whole different ballpark, honeychild. I dont care how many individual children you have birthed naturally, c-sectiony, or epidurally, having two bodies come out of you at the same time (relatively speaking)is a completely dif experience. As a mother of real-life 5 month old twins that I pushed out of me individually: Do whatever will keep you sane. It will be a completely mind altering experience no matter what. And guess what, its not gonna be all happy slappy pregnancy either. I was on bedrest for 3 months. thats right. Just expect NOTHING to go according to plan. Thats what I suggest. Sorry to be a downer but you needed to hear the truth. :)

Alida Bowles said...

Well I've had 3 in the hospital, BLECH! Then I had one in my bedroom and one in my living room and that's the way to go...but don't eat the placenta you aren't an animal or something sheesh...you could always bury it under a tree though, that's pretty popular :)

(Not for me I just toss it cause I'm not gross...ew!)

Emily said...

C'mon TAMN, with your righteous womb and fairy tale life, I'm sure it won't hurt at all, so you can totally go natural...

Rachael Jill said...

Ceasar Salad Section = seriuolsy nasty fump scar on your seriously flat tummy. NO MORE MODEST BIKINIS. Think about that...

Go for the epidural, for sure. And get induced, then you can schedule your babies b-day, have your friends plan a 'suprise shower' and then (wink wink) go in to labor and have to miss it. YOU"LL BE EVEN MORE THE TALK OF TEH TOWN THAN YOU ALREADY ARE!!! WIN WIN!

Sarah said...

if anyone is too posh to push, it is you! schedule a c-sec! That way you can get tummy tucked at the same time. And you totally have the twinners to use as an excuse for why you needed the c-sec...
plus being waited on hand and foot by everyone for the first 6 weeks?! HELLO!!!
And the scar is sooo low that you practically need a brazillian just to see it!!! And you can go back to "cuddling" earlier than with natural childbirth. Just be careful or you may be seriously so blessed with a wondrful surprise like I was!!!

Tara said...

Been there! Done that...Bought the T-shirt....(i have 5...includes one set of twins)....natural the first three....then twins....I had Big time Caesar Salad and extra dressing!....loved every minute of it. Wondered why the heck I didn't do the salad and dressing the first three times!

RoMo said...

I've seen grateful spelled greatful so often lately sometimes I have to stop and think about how it's really spelled!

Funny Farmer said...

Do they even allow twins to be birthed naturally anymore, considering that one of them is usually breech? My ignorance is showing, here, I know.

Laura said...

You may not have a choice on the c-section when it gets closer. But if ya do, totally go for the epi. That's why we've been BLESSED with the inspiration to invent it!! Don't SUFFER!!!!!

Megan said...

Ceasar Salad ATW!! I wish I would had one and then got me-self a little tuck!

TTLLY jealous of you TAMN...wish we all could be that HOTT with child!

Megan said...

Ceasar Salad ATW!! I wish I would had one and then got me-self a little tuck!

TTLLY jealous of you TAMN...wish we all could be that HOTT with child!

The Crash Test Dummy said...

EPI for sure!!!!!!!!!!

Or ceasar salad section. Either way . . . pain free!

But with the CSSection you'll get a wicked crouton scar across in your down there area.

Wendy said...

I second Suzie: "Get an epidural, then pretend it didn't work. You'll get tons of sympathy and WAY more gifts when your done!"

Awesome idea! It's all about how you'll tell the birth story anyway. A great time to share your birth story and how brave you were when the epi didn't work is when you're out with the girls at Cafe Rio. Be sure to talk really loudly so everyone in the restaurant can hear the details too and lose their appetite.

Kritta22 said...

I'm with Funny farm...do they let you have them at home? I thought that if you had twins, you are pretty much going to the hospital with a ceasar salad guy already prepped to go, for the second one, which is usually breach.
If not, totally go for the epi. There's downsides but totally worth it in the end. You will kick yourself if you don't! Seriously.
Don't go hippie pool thing in the living room. So not good for little harpos. They need the hospital with clean things. (And I WANTED to go to the hospital for the just-in-case. Thank goodness we did.)

Allison said...

Tamn! Eating the placenta totally gives you like 1,548 points. Of course, you mite get more cuz your sooo ritchus. Here's a site with good cooking ideas: http://www.twilightheadquarters.com/placenta.html

Love ya!

The Halls said...

TAMN,
You have other options besides the Epi and a Caesar Salad. I recommend an IV with fentanyl. It kills a lot of the pain of contractions and makes you feel wonderful. When the feti are coming out your doctor can numb you down below and you’ll feel very little pain and can immediately jump for joy from your hospital bed when the blessed duo enter the world. Fentanyl is a wonderful drug. I think one of the commandments should say, “Thou shalt have immediate and easy access to fentanyl on bad hair days, when you’ve torn a nail doing nasty housework, or upon noticing your highlights are growing out.
I don’t recommend the natural route having been there myself once. However if you decide on that, during contractions you can practice your way righteous screams of “Chastity never faileth.” You can also easily get through the young women’s motto and many memorized scriptures in your totally celestial brain. When the feti are born the spirit will be so strong from your exclamations of faith that up in the heavens your halo will be upgraded from gold to platinum.

Charlene said...

Make the choice for drugs now, now, now! Totally did it both ways, and full of drugs is SOOOO much better.

Besides, when you're full of drugs, others HAVE TO wait on you...you're not allowed out of bed. And, what laboring mom wants to be getting her own ice chips????

JCS said...

Um, there was a reason why God made modern medicine! EPI ALL THE WAY. OR just be like me and have c-section, be knocked out and not feel an thing, but then you miss the miraculous, pot roast coming out of a 10 centimeter whole, and all the love you feel for the little bugger that put your though so much pain!!!! A few house later you then feel the love that all moms talk about!

Lindsey said...

Choose the DRUGS!

Super L said...

TAMN, I'm totally sure you won't even have time to have an EPI, your super-toned abs will just slide those little kiddos out the second you get to the hospital! Then you can tell everyone how your delivery was SO much worse than everyone else's, because you had to go through like 24 hours of labor all crammed into 10 minutes!

And really, it's all about "winning" with your birth story, isn't it?

Lindsay said...

TAMN, take it from someone who has twin studs of her own. VAG EPI if possible, C salad if they are breech. And no to the bathtub. Eww, what are you, some kind of sicko?

avonlea_ann said...

If I have any advice for you is to avoid a ceasar salad section. I had two epi deliveries and one c-section and recover is way harder with a c-section. If you have the choice, plan for a normal epi delivery!!!

Cheri said...

hahaha! I think TAMN meant how many points, as in, Weight Watchers points. Am I wrong??

This is a great post.

The Bronson Bunch said...

I wish I could help you out! I haven't been able to birth my own kids so we adopted! Way less painful I would imagine than child birth but if I had a choice would totally use the DRUGS!!!

Annie said...

i totily vote for the bathtub/incense gig. then afterwerds you can blag about how much more spiritul and closer to heavenly father's you are then 99% of other women.

Texas Blad's said...

just read a book about natural child birth and tell everyone about how all you have to do is "breath and let your body do what it wants to do"- then just wait and see if it really hurts or if most people say that because they weren't smart enough to read a book about "breathing through the pain" (can it really be that bad?)

Whitney said...

Please get an EPI! I had contractions for 7 hours before I got my epi and was SO SO SO glad I did! It wore off way fast after I had my baby too!

I am LoW said...

All natural. Because wanna know a secret? It doesn't really hurt....

Kristina P. said...

I vote for the pool in the living room, the natural way, and then posting it all over your family blog, with naked, and JJWT in the tub with you.

Not that I've ever actually seen that on someone's actual blog, which was emailed to everyone and their dog.

Mishqueen said...

Can't you get a Ceaser Salad selection in the blow up tub with the midwife? If you need to, you can pipe the epi through the tub drain and no one will. ever. know.

*raised eyebrow*

Bockholt said...

Get an epidural proir to pain then say you went natural. The baby still comes out the VaJJ how much more natual can that be?

RobandMercedi said...

Schedule a C-Tuck. (C-section/tummy tuck all in one) Even though you have the perfect prepreg tummy this will ensure walking out of the hospital in your prepreg jeans after having twins!

myimaginaryblog said...

Whatever you choose, I'm sure it will be a better decision than any of the rest of us have made. And I can't wait to hear all about it.

Heather said...

I've had 3 c's. Terrible. Felt like a truck hit me! With my second baby I had to throw away all the hospital photos with me in them! I looked so bad, even though I thought I was smiling.

Plus they won't do a ttuck at the same time! Our health care system is sooooo innefficient!

Angi said...

Do it and say you didn't. The best way to gain with no pain.

clan of the cave hair said...

scheduled, scheduled, scheduled...with and Epi...BUT, tell the story that you suddenly and unexpectedly went into labor and 14 hours later with no meds at all but quite alot of drama ( you know, like one baby was blocking the other one and stuffs) you birthed them both within seconds of each other and they came out so perfect. And then you can bare your testimony about how thankful you are that because you are so righteous and live so perfectly you can give birth so much better than all the other moms who have to have icky meds and all...or even have to take icky meds to even GET a baby and how you know that if the other ladies would just be a little bit more righteous like you they too could have your amazing birthing experiences...but be sure to hint that you had an experience so sacred you wouldn't dare share it over the pulpit. People LOVE it when people who are so righteous let them know that they are super duper righteous and have stuff happen so special they can't tell about it!

Alice Wills Gold said...

Go to the hospital...midwife or not.

Go as long as you can on your own.

And don't feel like a failure when you scream for the epi!

It's the 21st century and you don't have to prove anything.

Sharon said...

If you choose the hippie midwife thingy...I think you don't have to worry about the meds because you never know what might be in that incense! You might just have a pain free birth after all AND not remember a single thing! :) That's probably why she's always happy!

Valerie said...

Epi all the way, girl. And vaginal deliveries are great. Things WILL restore to original shape and size, so don't worry. ;)

Ashley Eddington Hoopes said...

Girl,

You should no that if you just pray hard enough, you wont feel any pain at all! And having them in the tub is the ONLY way to go. It is the natural way, since they are already like little fish with gills inside you. So this way they can come in to the world swimming around, and it won't be such a shock to breathe the air...that would be mean to make them do that. make sure that JJWT gets in with you so that he can rub your back lots and help you to envishun peaceful things like the shoe section at Nordy's and lettuce wraps at the Cheesecake Factory. If you focus on those things, it will be a breeze!

And do NOT eat the placenta- gross!! That is something that granolas with hairy underarms do!

Tori said...

Ummm I hope you atleast have one girl, because I'm having a girl and totally g oing to buy her some of these mini high heels so she'll be in style...

http://www.heelarious.com

Chelsea said...

OMGosh! Anastasia is the best! Isn't Dimitri just the hottest ever?!
I'm not sure that would be the best way to go with labor, though. It's kind of boring in parts, and how's that gonna help with labor pains?
That new Batman movie with the freaky Heath Ledger guy, that's way more intense. If you're anything like me, your stomach was so tense during that thing, those babies will be out in no time! And even if they pop out during the scary parts, no biggie: it's only PG-13!
And talk about hot: how about that Christian Bale? I know you can only see him from the chin down, but man, it's totally worth watching agin.

GladysIcanbee said...

I think its part of the PLAN to have an epi! Heavenly Father has blessed us with so many things and it's wrong on some level to reject these things. I bet Eve would have killed for an EPI!

momodafoxes4 said...

I am prolly one uv ur grump n frump's...I am preggo with, like, my fifth. I think I know where all ur twin preggo belly is going...thanks soooooo much TAMN!! Be greatfull that you have sich an awesum bff that is willing to carry around all that uncool wayt for you! As far as the birth thingy goes...wellllll...I've done 2 natural and 2 with the drugs and I am planning on going nacheral with this one, not the tub thang, def at the hospitul! Drugs are way icky with the side affects and all. You are so uber richus that your laber will be quick like me and you won't even need anythang!! Plus, if you go nacheral, the pain is almost instantly gone the second the placenta is out!!!!! I wouldn't eat it...the tree planting idea is pretty awsum tho. If you go the homebirth rowt you might need a teeny peece of your placenta mixed in a blender with strawberries, i hear it stops bleeding like a charm! Let us know what you deecide!

Barton Family said...

My dad does anastasia and he told me exclusivally that the docs are nicer to those who chooze the epi...they give them way better treatment and even offer soda (DC) afterwards! Go for the EPI!!!

Robyn/Lauren said...

Get the epi---screaming and sweating is so "Little House on the Prairie"!

MidCityGal said...

Well, after having gone through 51 hours of labor myself and then opting for a c-section, let me tell you that if you have a c-section everyone in the world is going to tell you that--

"Birth is so natural" and if I'd just let my body do its thing, I would have been able to avoid a c-section.

So, in case you don't want to hear all about how "natural" babies are cuter and how their moms love them more because they "sacrificed" for them and how they bond so much better, I'd stay away from the Caesar Salad Section.

Now if you'll excuse me, I'm going to go "bond" with my baby. To try and make up for all that she missed by not coming out of my body "the way God intended it."

You can do it-- just relax and visualize. That's all you have to do. :)

Thais said...

Considering you're having twins, your best bet is hospital birth, most likely headed for a c-section whether you like it or not!

Thais said...

Considering you're having twins, your best bet is hospital birth, most likely headed for a c-section whether you like it or not!

Alli Easley said...

OMH frills, you have to do the epi, that's the hip thing to do. Hippies are so out right now, epi's are this year's black turtleneck/silver hoop earreens, didn't you know? Gosh!

ask the booth said...

Epi please.....it really is so hot right now.

Jami said...

So you totally have to get yourself induced like three month early because, duh ur haven' twinkies! That way you don't have to suffer through the super un-comfy last couple months. Plus, most of stretch marks came in that last month.

Then you can totally have an epi before the pain ever starts cause You'll already be imitted into the hospital!

Epi's are God's gift to latter day women!

No one gives you a gold start for goin' all naturally and you're children are never gonna come to you in twenty years thanking you for not drugging them up!

~j. said...

My birth method of choice is The Secret. (It rilly works!)

meg said...

TAMN!! you should totily deliever your own feti! how much more amazingly awesum could you get?! all you're friends, e-bff's and your grumpily old vt's would be inseanely jealous of your superduper woman strength and you would totally be sooo much more cuter if you delievered your own babbies!

Token Asian Friend said...

I just love the fact that you considered asking your wives club friends and the ladies you VT, but instead you asked us first! Oh, by the way, when were you going to ask JJWT?

Jen said...

ANESTHESIA baby! With a perfect life like yours, a perfect, pain-free delivery is totally neccesary! Enduce labor and get an early epidural - it's the Utah way!

Bebe said...

Hey, I just found your blog. Happy Twinning!!! I have 5 kids including triplets. I've done the epi and the ceasar salad section. Love the salad! BTW, with multiples you may need one anyway, I had one breech, one transverse, and only one headed down the right way! Good Luck!!!

jes said...

TAMN,

This is in no way related to the birth thing (you should have adopted, like Angie-leena, from a fourth world country), it's about the serious LACK of Christmas songs on your playlist. You only have one!?!?! Do you even really like Christ or his birth?

Marivic_Little GrumpyAngel said...

Pain meds, Girlfriend! Labor and delivery is baaad for the skin. All that stress and crinkling and wrinkling of the face from the pain. And screaming and grunting ---so not cute! JJWT will be there with a video cam, right?

Jaymie and Donna Jones said...

Tottally go for the epi. I tried the whole natural\/staydal route with my first and that is a crock. why put yourself threw that. like you said god made the annasetia for a reason. don't you want to be happy and alert when you first lay your eyes one your perfect babies! Any other route (other than epi) you are all worn out and groggy, ect. Tottally go with the epi. TRUST ME!!!!

Momza said...

Prepare for your birth like you would a pedicure: Check out your options, and choose what's best for you. Especially with twins, you will need to be sure they could handle a natural birth: size, position, color of hair.
In any case, go to some childbirth classes to prepare yourself!

Camber said...

I say go with the hippie. I am 24 and have now had both of my sweet little girls that way...and I've gotta say it's the best decision we've ever made!!! If you live in the Boise area...our midwife has delivered multiple sets of twins. She's amazing. Get ahold of me through Amber or Mike.

CutieFruity/TaylorFam said...

well, it's twins Tamn, do you really think you have all these options? They will probably want to slice your beautiful belly open.

I don't understand why anyone would want to go natural. For bragging rights? NO.THANKS. My Dh won't let me go w/o the epi. He can't handle my pain. Like HE'S the one squeezing the thing out of his chimney.

Mysticnocturne said...

Just say a prayer that the feti will cooperate pain free. Everything works out for you in the end! Of course!

Heather said...

Can't believe that no one has mentioned how the babies will look!

If you have a c-s, they will have such nice round faces! The other way, they will be all red-faced, bruised, and squished! I can totally tell by looking at a newborn how they were born. So your scar and pain will be there gain!

the Eggett's said...

TAMN,

love you and am so great full you are intune with the spirit and followed the promtings to change the music on your blog. I was getting way bored of that one song that would play first, and now it's gone! I now have a stronger testimony of prayer B cause of you!

Bry & Rach said...

You know, I just had my first 8 months ago and I waited to see what it felt like and when I got to a point where I understood that my body was NOT going to endure the pain the rest of the way (for 7 more hours mind you!) then I said "epidural please" Oh boy was it nice to take a nap after that (we had been up since 11:45pm when my water broke. She was born at 3:30 pm the next day!!!!!)

Heather said...

I went 9 hours AWWWW-natural until I realized I would never get my tooth pulled without Novocain so what am I thinking pushing the basketball I swallowed out my VA-Jay Jay! EPIs are Gods way of telling you he loves you! It was all for not though cause 30 hours later they gave me a c-section!!! But hey now my lady parts aren't chimney like!

Stephanie said...

Tamn, waterbirthing is great. I did it with 2 of my 4 kids and it was amazing. My first was born with the epi and I decided after that, that I hate drugs. My 4th baby was supposed to be born at home in the blow up tub, but I had to be induced 2 days before because of my blood pressure, and so no waterbirth. :( Sorry, didn't film them and for sure didn't post them on youtube because I leave that for the hairy hippies to do. Have fun...can't wait to see what you decide. :)

Erin said...

i recommend you schedule c-section right this minute, PLUS a bonus tummy tuck when they sew you up.

but TELL everyone you did it natural and they'll never know.

sprouted said...

Allison, placenta recipes? Mmm, I smell a cooking contest coming up! (And I just threw up a little looking a that link.)

Probably bring in it up in the next Relief Society lesson and see what everyone else does: whoever has the cutest kids, go with their method. That's probably the most sensible idea.

p.s. TAMNers, why the change a few weeks ago in how we post comments? No more name/URL option? That was my favorite.

Em said...

Tamners... I just have to say, I am so in LOVE with your new play list. I totally Cannot get enuf of Utah's own American Idol, but xmas music just makes me think of the lord so much more, and plus, it makes my body jive a bit here at work, and we ALL know we could use the extra Calorie burning. LOVE IT!

Josh n Betsie said...

I would totally say EPI. But with my twins I ended up having a c section because twin b didn't ever turn. I didn't want to do vag and c section. NOT FUN! I hope it all goes well and you can skip the c section all together. But EPI EPI EPI EPI!

pocketposies said...

Since JJWT is in Medical/dental/Law/Business school I bet he knows some other Med students that would totally deliver you FOR FREE. I hear the med students get extra credit when they practice stuff on real patients. Besides, I am sure your wholesome uterus and darling va-gee-gee have nothing to be ashamed about. So who cares if you show up to your husband's class and give birth in front of all his friends for an in class demonstration? It's better that talking JJWT into letting you have a homebirth. He'll get laughed right out of med school for that one.

Trent!? said...

ewwww! childbirth = grosss!

GladysIcanbee said...

Don't have any placenta recipes BUT our Doola told us that breast milk makes the creamiest Christmas fudge ever! Forrillz! Can't wait to share it at SuperSaturday next week.

Cheri said...

Just visualize a pain free labor!!!!!!!!

dharvey said...

To have a truly righteous birth experience, it's necessary to have all your friends over, read a lot of scripture, and have a professional videographer make a DVD that can be shown at RS and of course on You Tube. It is very important to have a youtube video of what will undoubtedly be the most perfect birth of the past 2000 years. I know that you will show all of us exactly how to do this perfectly... Love you !!! D. Harvey

Nat said...

HELLO?!?! Only in the world of the Hot N Righteous do Hypnobirthing...everybody who is ANYBODYis doing it. Then you get yourself one of those Deula's cuz no offense, we know that the boys will faint at the sight of needles...and then you get the epidural, and TELL everybody that you totally went natural. It's the only way to do it.

Lisa and Brian said...

This is a toughie! I mean, ya rilly want to stay the same "down there", so maybe a Caesar salad section might be just the thing. On the other hand, could you still ware those modest bikinis if you had a scar??

Dana and Adam said...

Okay, 1) forget all the nightmare stories you've heard about painful labor and what not. 2) Read HypnoBirthing by Marie Mongan. If it makes sense to you and you prepare ahead of time and believe in yourself, it will work. It is a billion times better than drugs. I've tried it both ways. It's better for your babies and you will feel like a Queen for the rest of your life.

Bingham Family said...

Get the epidural!!!! It's the only way to go, unless someone else was carrying your baby; but seeing as that is not the case, get doped up!!!!!

Anna "the yellow dart" Amorim said...

enjoy the best of both worlds! Go as long as you can without the epi.. and then when you're really close to birthing time (and the most painful stage) get the epi!!! that way you can say you sort of had a natural birth but also enjoyed the blessings of the epi. Natural is cool - but the epi rocks!

CocoJ126 said...

EPI !!! You ask for it when you are thinking...hmmm when do I ask for my epi this is...(contraction...you squeeze the blood out of the someones hand you are holding then return to breathing and thinking) getting uncomfortable.

beck252 said...

OMG, TAMN - you HAVE to get an EPI. Like my DTD said, "you don't get your teeth pulled w/out novicane, do you?" All these natural-birth women are cah-razy. Who would not want to have a pain free birth?

My theory is that those natural crazies do this as punishment to themselves for not loving their bodies enough to shave their legs slash wear make-up slash have any fashion sense what-so-ever. So sad.

Your eBFF's will be praying for you! And sending you easy birth and cute-baby wishes (not like you'll need them). Coming from someone who has done it more than once... TAKE THE DRUGS. You'll will be a much better mom because of it.

YoMama said...

TAMN, what did Eve, Mary, Sarah, Sariah, and the awesome moms of the strippling warriors do?
Earthy = more spiritual! Duh!!!

Lacey Freeman said...

My vote is for the EPI...all the way. Then you can be pain free and enjoy every minute of it!

Kathleen said...

I think you should have an epi AND do the earthy bathtub in the living room thing. That way you can be like twice as spirichul becuz you would be using anastasia and still being all natural. Since God made anastasia and nature, it would be like 2 times a richus, which is way awesome since you're having 2 times as many feti! Also, that way you could get a new super-cute super-modest bikini, and that would set a richus example for your feti to see as they come into the world, expeshully if they are girlz. Luv ya!

pdholgreen said...

I doubt you'll have ANY pain at all. The most PRECIOUS babies come PaIn free! Try to have your adorable feti in the car, a Highway Patrol personnel will deliver them for you, and you'll be all over the news! Instant FAMErs.

Nicole said...

I was totally afraid of the pain, glad the doc said I needed ceasar salad. The second one too. Loved them. No stretch marks by the way woooo hooooooooo.

mariah said...

ya, you'd better ask the dr. what you're "allowed" to do - because your only incidental, not vital tot he birth like he is.