If you've never been in a delivery room, have you ever wondered what kinds of things are said? Particularly things women say to their partner during labor? Let me tell you, it's not all sunshine and rainbows and happy things. Now, for some, it can be, or at least parts of what is said can be. But for the large majority? That's not exactly what we're going to be thinking, much less saying.
I remember getting so frustrated with one of my nurses while I was in labor because she would just not stop talking. Did I yell at her? Honestly, I don't remember. I don't think so, but I'm not positive and it totally could have happened and while I'm sorry now (if I did) I can't say I was sorry in the moment. Who else was I ready to freak out on? My loving fiancé. The love of my life, my best friend, the father of my child. Yep, that freakin' guy. Why? Who knows. I honestly can't remember. I was just in so much pain and wanted it to stop and it felt like no one was helping to make it stop. I don't remember if I said anything to him out loud, but I definitely said some things to him in my head and I definitely remember giving him my infamous "death glare" (and trust me, you do not want to be on the receiving end of that look).
I also realized that I was very lucky to have my partner there with me. I was lucky to have them there even when I yelling and giving him death glares and asking him why he got me pregnant. Not everyone has the luxury of having their partner in the labor and delivery room with them. Whether they're deployed or working abroad or just unable, plenty of women go through labor and delivery without their partner by their side. I would imagine, thanks to technology, that many of those women end up texting their partner (if they can) and I know that if mine hadn't have been present to hear my yells and screams, I definitely would have send him some thoughts via text. Thoughts, well, like this: