One Very Important Thing I Left Out of My Birth Story

There are many many details I left out of my birth story. I could have written pages upon pages about it if I wanted to. These are little details that I think about at night as I’m dozing off to sleep. Some are important, some not so much. Several are not worth mentioning, but this one, oh this one I simply must share with you.

I have been thinking about it all morning and I realized I just cannot go on any longer without sharing this part of my story with you.

It’s about a donut. Or a pastry, if you prefer that name.

This is a donut my husband got with his coffee (while I was in the shower and flooded the room, remember?) and I ended up eating a bite during labor- probably around 5:48am- because I was starving.

Oh my holy goodness. It was the best donut I have ever tasted. I ate the whole thing. (Sorry husband for taking your breakfast)  And then, after I gave birth and was in the relaxing recovery room, I had my husband get me another and I ate it, too.

I really wish to all get out that I would have taken a picture.

It was that good friends. I don’t know a lot about donuts and my husband and I couldn’t agree on what “type” it was, but I will tell you a few things. A) It was a circular shape, well a jagged type circular shape. B) It was a medium size. C) It did not have frosting on it. D) It was really really good

If I was still pregnant I would be craving it right this very minute. Are you allowed to be 11 days postpartum and craving something? I don’t know, but what I do know is that I might possibly be getting one of these said donuts at our next doctors appointment. Until I decide I’m ready to lose this baby weight.

And I’m not ready yet.

Published by Samantha Mellen

Certified personal trainer & health coach helping women transform their lives through fitness, abundant mindset coaching and internal peace. Mom of two boys, living life in Alaska.

16 thoughts on “One Very Important Thing I Left Out of My Birth Story

  1. First of all, congrats on Joshua! He's adorable!

    Also…after each of my kids I had one thing that I craved intensely. With my son it was turkey sandwiches (which I hated before) and with my daughter it's been cold cereal. So the donut thing makes perfect sense to me!

  2. That type of donut, to the best of my knowledge, is called a cruller.
    I had major potato chip cravings after both of my kids wet born, but, because of magnesium drips for preeclampsia, I wasn't allowed to eat for about another 48 hrs 😦
    I've found tvT nursing cravings are just as tring as pregnancy ones…go for it!!

  3. I never wanted chocolate cake, or frosting, or ice cream for that matter, until my pregnancy. Now I love it. 2 years later in fact. Whatever. Go with it.

  4. With that shape, it was likely either a Cruller or an Old Fashioned. Both types come either glazed or frosted, though Crullers are most often only glazed, and they are very airy and light inside. The Old Fashioneds are a dense, cake-like donut. If it was more “jagged,” I'm going to guess it was more likely a Cruller than an Old Fashioned.

  5. Samantha, it's been a very long time since I've checked in on your blog (I'm a terrible blog reader) and I see you have your precious #2! Congratulations! What a great birth story. Crazy about the birth center but heck you have a healthy baby boy so who cares.

    I loved Starbucks before they had the old fashioned donuts. “We” don't eat donuts but “I” do when I go to Starbucks by myself 🙂

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