March 3, 2020 / Posted by: Michael K
Two months after Susan Sarandon’s mommy blogger daughter Eva Amurri announced that she and her husband, former professional soccer player Kyle Martino, were expecting their third child, they let everyone know that they were done as husband and wife after eight years of marriage. Eva went full optimistic mommy blogger by saying in her announcement that she and Kyle are excited about raising their three children (including the unborn one in her body) together and developing a brand new beautiful relationship with each other. And well, that brand new beautiful relationship includes Kyle keeping his ass out of the way as Eva gives birth to their third child.
In a post on her blog, which is called Happily Eva After (she would name her blog that), 34-year-old Eva writes that she’s over 37 weeks pregnant now, so her third baby is coming any day now. And when her baby does come, that kid will be born into an almost peen-free zone. I say almost, because Eva is giving birth to a son, and her other son is going to be there (more on that in a bit).
Birth is so emotional, and so I knew early on that having Kyle there wasn’t going to feel right to me. Our intimacy level has totally changed now that we aren’t a couple, obviously, and in order to really let go and allow labor to progress (especially with a Home Birth) it’s so important to feel completely at ease in your body and support. I’ve realized that having a strong female energy present at my birth this time is going to bring that for me. I’ve elected to have my female midwives, my awesome doula (also a woman), and some incredible girlfriends– who are all Mamas as well.
But while 39-year-old Kyle won’t be allowed in the birthin’ area, Eva wants their two children, 5-year-old daughter Marlowe and 3-year-old son Major James (yes, Major James), there.
My kids will be there, and I’m excited for them to witness the miracle of birth for the first time, and to hopefully take that experience with them forever as they grow into adults as well. Kyle will, of course, meet his son directly after he’s born (and we both feel good about this decision), but not having a partnership present at this birth feels totally different! It’s been taking a lot of intentional thought and work on myself as I near the birth experience to get out of my own fears and to focus on the power I have felt during this pregnancy. Knowing EXACTLY how challenging birth is doesn’t help those fears either. I wish I could go back to the blissful ignorance of my first delivery when I really didn’t know how challenging birth was yet– and I didn’t know what to expect around each corner. I’m really hoping I can lean into the comforts of my experience as a seasoned birthing mama in the next couple of weeks, instead of allowing it to intimidate me.
If I was one of Eva’s kids, I’d be like, “Errr, I’m good, how about you let Gramama Suze take care of us, because I’d rather hear her shit talk every candidate not named Bernie Sanders than listen to you scream for mercy“
I don’t know about Eva’s decision. I mean, having her ex in the room could be therapeutic. Because she can curse him out while letting him know every little thing he did wrong in their relationship and he can’t say shit since she’s getting ripped apart while delivering their kid. It sure beats sending your ex dozens of extra long crazy texts, only to realize that they blocked your ass, so you gotta go down to a strip mall cell phone store to get you a burner phone to send all those texts with. Now that’s hard labor!
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