8 mm

Our son, “Meatball” was born a little over 8 pounds.

My vagina bears the badge of 8 stitches.

The separation between the two halves of my pubic bone is 8mm wide. That doesn’t sound like a lot to me, but the nurse said it was pretty substantial… and a bigger split than when I gave birth to my first son.

Between not being able to walk, nursing around the clock, and swallowing tons of drugs – I’m doubtful of my ability to write insanely funny, heart melting, or mind changing blog posts. Instead, I think you’ll be getting more of a sleep deprived Alice In Wonderland type deal.

In honor of my 8mm split, my posts over the next month will be only 8 lines (or sentences) long. I cannot guarantee that they will make sense… or that I will not forget how to count. I can only say that I love you all too much to leave you hanging.

PS- My apologies to those of you who thought this post would be about the movie, 8mm… or a camera.

PPS- The whole “8 lines” thing doesn’t apply to this particular post… clearly…

PPPS- I am still scarred from looking at my vagina with a mirror.

PPPS- I promise not to write anymore postscripts.

PPPPS- Except for this one – I just wanted to tell you that the Chinese believe the number 8 is lucky. So, there’s that.

Bye bye.


  1. YEOWCH! Hope you heal quickly and that you are just eating that baby up. FYI, you don’t need to post any words; just baby photos. That will suffice for at least the next 2 months. Trust me.

    Congrats and take care!
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  2. Eight (additional) words: Ow. Ouch. Yow. Eeek. Wowza. Yikes. Woah.
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  3. The Chinese DO love the number 8. Well, this Chinese girl does.

    I still can’t believe you looked at your vagina postpartum.
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  4. If 8’s a lucky number maybe it’s a good thing you had an 8mm split. Can’t wait for the 8 line posts.

    You go, girl.
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  5. I look forward to all 8 sentences.
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  6. Buck up Mama, a little drug induced/sleep deprived writing is just what the doctor ordered:) Besides 8 stitches is a substantial badge of honor, better than all those girl scout badges put together. Did I forget to tell you that with the second child comes the constant 6 degrees of separation way of thinking. I don’t think that it ever goes away but the fog does lift on occasion to allow for some clarity>Happy healing. XO
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  7. Yikes! Congrats on your little one though!
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  8. I would have looked too.
    Congrats and hope you heal quickly! In the meantime, you may just have started a whole new blogging trend.

  9. On the bright side, just think of how utterly and completely you can embarrass Meatball when he starts to date by telling everyone about your vag-stitches and 8mm pubic gap.
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  10. I don’t have stitches in my penis, and I’m not on any drugs . . . and I still can’t ever count on myself to count to 8.
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  11. :-)

  12. Lucky number 8!
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  13. Lucky #8…that’s gotta mean something, right? Looking forward to the 8 line posts.
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  14. I believe if ever given the chance our vaginas would be best friends. I will take your 8 stitches and raise you 210 :) It’s almost been a year since I delivered my daughter and I still can’t look at my vagina without shuddering. It doesn’t look the same. She was 9 lbs 2 oz and blew me to bits. We couldn’t successfully have sex for 6 months. Therefore I believe you can appreciate this little diddy – its something I wrote a few months ago.

  15. p.s. how common is it for your pubic bone to actually split?

    • It is not very common to split the pubic bone giving birth. My first was 9lbs 6 ounces and that’s when it first split. I pushed for almost two hours and he got stuck. They vacuumed him out, but not before the damage was done. Owie.

      • Oh my goodness. So you had 2 vaginal deliveries and it split with both? How come they didn’t advise a c-section, or was it your choice to go vaginal? Wow. Just wow. I mean W.O.W.

  16. Love it – the post, that is. Dislike – the 8mm ouch. And if 8 is a lucky number, may it speed your healing, help your Meatball sleep through the night sooner than later, and keep your sanity through it all. :>
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  17. The word around the maternity ward when I was discharged was that I was “the one with more stitches than a c-section.”

    But I didn’t break any bones. So you are my hero. I don’t know how you do it.

    Next 8 line post should be about how to cope w/ colicky baby. Please?
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  18. This idea is so great.

    I’ve gone back and read:

    they remind me why I love poetry.

    SO efficient.

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