For 9 long months of my pregnancy, I was busy making lists of things I could finally do as soon as I give birth.
I would eat sushi, have lots of coffee and take painkillers! Oh, the simple pleasures of life, denied to pregnant women in sacrifice for the health of their child!
But the first item on my list, the thing I missed the most (other than sleeping on my front) was alcohol. I dreamed of champagne served in the delivery room, the moment I’m done pushing.
What nobody tells you, of course, is that maternal sacrifice doesn’t end with the final push. Far from it, this is where it starts.