Thanks a lot, Kourtney Kardashian. Thanks to the tales (and images, and video) of you giving birth to Penelope and pulling her out of your womb yourself, two of the pregnant ladies in this office nearly lost our breakfasts this morning. We weren’t pregnant when you gave birth to Mason and did the same thing, but this time you have our full attention.
“She was coming out, and I was thinking, I should pull her,” Kourtney told Us Weekly last month. “With Mason, I had no idea I was going to do that. This time, I thought, This is what I’m supposed to do.”
A bit of research on this topic comes up with a story of how Busy Philipps also did this when she gave birth to daughter Birdie in 2008. I cannot, however, find out if this is a normal thing that is advisable. Things turned out pretty well for Mason and Penelope, though, so we’ll assume it’s cool.
On the other hand, I now have one more thing to feel inferior to celebrities about. I cannot A) imagine letting anyone other than my husband and necessary medical professionals see all of this going down, let alone have my entire family and TV cameras on location, or B) picture myself being able to sit up through the process, let alone sit up and use my own arms to pull out my child. I mean, I already have little use of my stomach muscles.