In exciting news for Rosie Pope, star of Pregnant in Heels, she and her husband, Daron, welcomed their third child into the world this weekend. Their first daughter, named Vivienne Madison Pope, was born on Mother's Day, and they're thrilled to give their two older sons, ages 3 and 15 months, a little sister.
In strange, TMI news, Pope tweeted her entire delivery. I'm not talking just a tweet here or there when she was getting ready to go to the hospital, but rather she provided a whole stream of tweets describing the whole process while it was happening.
From the first signs it was time like this one:
Contractions 3-5 mins a part, just spoke to my boys, they r excited +got up to say good bye to mom this morning. Ahhhhh these contractions are so bad, I've asked for the epidural but it's not working...please start working!
To one post-epidural:
8cm dilated, feeling whoozzy epidural is kicking in. So excited but so anxious, just want to hold my baby in my arms. 9cm...holy moly pushing in 30 mins...so emotional..thinking about my boys, they're going to meet their sister soon.
She took us along on the whole ride, and when she could no longer tweet, Daron took over:
Daron here: let the pushing begin! After 1st vomit, she started pushing. She's doing great
And there are plenty more where those came from in addition to a tweet shortly after their "beautiful princess" was born. The tweeting hasn't stopped since either, as Pope continues to provide updates and even advice to other mothers in the hours after giving birth.
Wow, that's a heck of a lot of tweeting. I typically don't get on the whole bandwagon in which people bash others for over-sharing on social media. That's what social media is for, and if you don't want to read the details about someone's life, well then don't read. This, however, seems a bit excessive.
I just can't imagine that at one of the most magical, intimate moments of my life I'd want to be thinking of what to say about it in 140 characters or less. I'd rather be ... oh, I don't know, concentrating on the birth of my child.
On the upside, if others like the idea, maybe Pope could add this to the menu of services she offers as a pregnancy concierge. Surrogate delivery room tweeter anyone?
Would you/did you tweet during the delivery of your children?
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