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"If you're willing to do something that might not work, you're closer to becoming an artist." -Seth Godin

“If you’re willing to do something that might not work, you’re closer to becoming an artist.” -Seth Godin

Tsh Oxenreider

Tsh is the founder of this blog and just finished traveling around the world with her husband and 3 kids. Her latest book is Notes From a Blue Bike, and believes a passport is one of the world's greatest textbooks.

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  1. My husband and I watched this video earlier in the week. We are expecting our 4th child in a few months. I am still unable to believe that they would be able to simulate labor. Seems to me that contractions are only part of the pain. I can’t imagine them simulating pushing, tearing, etc. All of which are much worse than the contractions.

    • Yep. Not to mention an annoying little bump right in front of you—impossible to ever get comfortable. 😉

    • It depends on the person, honestly. With my first child, the contractions were so bad I didn’t feel ANYTHING else (including tearing/episiotomy). Yes, it got worse when it was time to push, but not by much.

      Hence the reason I got an epidural with my second. It was surreal going through nearly the same experience with almost no pain.

  2. The iPhone tips were AWESOME, thank you! And the contractions…well. It was a very popular forward at work, thanks to you tweeting it into my feed. 🙂

  3. Being Dutch myself, I laughed SO hard at those silly boys ‘in labor’. Of course, it was nothing like real labor, so if they couldn’t even handle this for 2 hours… HA!

  4. Thanks so much for the link, Tsh!

  5. I’d also love to see a video of the recovery post-delivery! I wonder if they could simulate that lol. I had an epidural and for me the recovery was way worse than the actual delivery, what with the bodily changes, the body trying to resume its regular shape, the fatigue… oy!

  6. Thanks for the link, friend! We’re totally still adjusting to this crazy thing we’re doing, but we’re having a blast as well. You’ll get to learn from all of our mistakes, so that’s the bonus to going second. 🙂
    (But hey, you can always take a little pre-trip and come visit us somewhere!)

  7. I was thrilled to read about the Langfords’ trip, we’re hoping/planning towards a similar trip in the future so I’ll be following along with great interest. And I also love traveling vicariously when I can’t be traveling myself!

  8. Love those iphone camera tips! So thorough with beautiful pictures. Puts my recent post on P+S photography to shame 🙂

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