The whole labor and delivery process is nothing short of traumatizing, painful, and (more often than not) time-consuming; whether it's your first child or your ninth. As a mother who was busy, you know, pushing my two babies out of my body (during two separate births), I know firsthand there will inevitably be some infuriating things your partner will do in the delivery room that will make you want to launch a chair at that TV he, or she, is watching. Or, perhaps you'll feel oh-so inclined to order the nurse to steal all those fluffy pillows out from under their sleeping head (how freakin' dare they), and return them the supply closet.
During my first labor and delivery (over ten years ago, mind you) my partner, while nurturing at times, found my three days in induction misery to be his little vacation from work, life, and all responsibility whatsoever. Sure, as a dedicated employee with long shifts, he earned a break, but my time in agony wasn't really the best time for his "personal relaxation sensation." I mean, we were about to become freakin' parents for the first time, people. This is a huge event, and definitely more important than that war movie on TV (I hope).
From napping while I cried in excruciating pain, to ordering and devouring scrumptious foods within my reach, I know now he didn't mean any harm. Though, as I endured, I wanted nothing more than his naps to be restless and his foods to be cold and spoiled. I'm not bitter, I swear. So, with that in time, here are (sadly, just a few) infuriating things your partner might do in the delivery room that really aren't cool. Like, at all.