Kate Middleton and I have more in common than I thought. We're both married to princes. We both sunbathe topless in the south of France. And we both totally thought we'd be concerned with the silliest things after giving birth while we were still pregnant. Okay, I'm just kidding about those first two things, but get this: Kate Middleton reportedly had her hairdresser on standby for an entire month before she gave birth to Prince George. Like, she thought she was going to really care who coiffed those shiny locks after laboring for god knows how many hours and subsequently pushing a baby out of her royal lady part.
Oh, Kate. I've been saying we should get together for a while now. Now we really need to.
When I was still pregnant, for whatever reason, I had this slight obsession with "taking a shower" after giving birth. I don't know how it started or where it came from, but I kept thinking I would need to do this after labor and delivery. I asked my doula about it when I was meeting with her one day, and I could tell she was caught slightly off guard, but, being the awesome person that she is, she instructed me that I'd probably be able to do so if I really wanted to.
Of course when the time came, taking a shower was positively the furthest thing from my mind. When I think about that tidbit from my pregnancy, I find it both hilarious and ... weird. The thing is, I had no idea what I was getting myself into. I didn't know anything about being a mom, because, well, I wasn't one. I thought the things that pre-baby Nicole were concerned with (showers, apparently) were things post-baby Nicole would be concerned with. How wrong I was.
Of course Kate Middleton needed to get her hair done before her first public appearance. She would have caused a media frenzy if she would have rolled out of the hospital, her hair in a bun and in sweatpants. (And she is representing the royal family.) But I think even she'd admit now that having a specific person on call for an entire month beforehand was probably a bit much.
Now, seriously, Kate, when are we hanging out?
Was there anything you thought you'd want after giving birth that seems crazy to you now?
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