Claire Diaz-Ortiz, Twitter employee and author of “Twitter for Good: Change the World One Tweet at a Time,” decided to live-tweet her own childbirth experience. We expect there will be a break in the action while the child is actually being delivered, but the story begins several hours earlier in the day.

Now it’s getting awkward?

To be continued …

Hey, the baby’s already tweeting!

 

 

  • LiberalsRNuts

    Please don’t continue this. Thanks.

    • americanexile

      What, you don’t like the idea of anonymous twitter followers and shameless self-promotion being more important than your newborn child? What’s wrong with you?

  • Moderator_2022

    ..

  • kch50428

    smh… should have called 911 for an ambulance when the car died…

    • carmenta

      for why? its only a baby being born! happens everyday all over the world! and they got to the hospital anyway!!

  • DG

    Why did I click on this?

    And, how do I get out of here?

    • John Smith

      <——
      Click that arrow in your browser. :-)

      • DG

        Thanks. ;~)

  • mickeyco

    Some of us really are too addicted to technology.

    • Infinite_Indeterminism

      Not really – it’s more like some have no concept of what the public should know, what the public has no particular reason to know, and what the public simply doesn’t want to know.

      (Somehow, that sounds like a description of a lot of modern-world goofs (and worse), such as the firing of Eich over a private political donation, and, of course, most of what the DC …creatures are doing.)

      While I congratulate this family on their new arrival, I do not see any particular reason why we should be treated to a blow-by-blow description of the process involved…

      • http://www.almarquardt.com/ almarquardt

        It could have been worse: She could have posted selfies, too.

        • socalcon

          yeah, a considerate egotist.
          Thank God (or her and her husband) for that.

          • http://www.almarquardt.com/ almarquardt

            In her defense, she likely didn’t expect to end up on Twitchy. She posted her comments on Twiitter to keep friends and family apprised of what was going on. How is that different from everyone here (myself included), Twitter and Facebook?

            It’s not egotistical so much as normal human behavior to desire attention.

          • socalcon

            I might have bought into your argument had the proud parents *NOT* waited a whole hour to set-up the child’s own Twitter account.
            Here’s hoping that their egotism is not genetic.

          • http://www.almarquardt.com/ almarquardt

            Perhaps, but we can always choose to ignore it.

      • mickeyco

        You nailed it. I feel the same way about celebs coming out of the closet. I really don’t need or want to know what they do in bed.

  • RblDiver

    I’m still trying to figure out wtf is up with her arm, it looks like…I don’t know, weird dragonscales or something.

    • Mead

      It’s plastic-wrap or some kind of tape

    • carmenta

      sterile medical dressing, covering the IV cannula….

  • Al’s Annoyed Grandpa

    What a beautiful baby! #NewBabiesRock

  • DG

    Okay. That is a beautiful baby girl. Happy for the new parents.

  • John Smith

    Congratulations to the new parents. God bless them and the new born baby.

  • http://lordfoggybottom.com/ BlahBlah

    I stopped reading at ukulele.

    • H50 ✓RAT

      LOL, the uke was the only part that I could really relate to. Picture singing What a wonderful world, to your new baby!

      • http://lordfoggybottom.com/ BlahBlah

        First of all I’m too vain to allow anyone to witness child birth so only the docs and nurses were there. Secondly if someone started strumming the uke in the middle of the whole damn thing, I woulda probably stabbed him with the nearest medical instrument, preferably a big needle. :/

        • H50 ✓RAT

          LOL.
          Thats what I love about you Blah, I always know exactly where you stand!

        • Humanary Stew

          Why do you hate Tiny Tim?

          • CatHerder ✓fire! ✓fire!

            Who doesn’t?

          • http://lordfoggybottom.com/ BlahBlah

            I really don’t discriminate. I hate everyone equally.

  • carmenta

    Beautiful babe and at least all you curmudgeons weren’t treated to the money shot! :) :) :)

    • H50 ✓RAT

      Thank heavens for small favors!

      • carmenta

        That’s bread and butter to me, madam! :) I get it – not everyone is enamored of all things birthy…

        • H50 ✓RAT

          Yea, I didnt care to participate, but I had to. 😉
          Not big on participating on in someones else’s either. Although my mother did say it was kind of fun to sit in the bleachers and watch the game for a change.
          I thought it was kinda funny but Im hoping it doesnt become a thing.
          She totally lost me on the placenta for tree planting thingy.

          • waltzingmtilda

            Ugh…when I had my first I was so unprepared for how powerless I felt over everything. My mom and both sisters were literally at the foot of the bed, practically passing popcorn. I had given them the okay to be there but I was NOT prepared for how much I really did not, in fact, want anyone there besides medical personnel. But I was in so much pain I couldn’t do anything about it.
            I’m still pissed about it to this day and they know better than to bring it up around me.

  • gregl311

    I loved this.

  • Earl Sullivan

    Congrats to her and her husband on a beautiful bundle of joy they brought into this world. :)

  • Adam Wood

    Delighted for the new baby in the world and all, but … really? You tweeted about being broken down on the side of the road, in labor, for two hours? How about, you know, “husband commandeered car and is racing me to a hospital” or something like that?

    There IS such a thing as too much information. I think that the birth of a baby is an absolutely wonderful event, but I don’t need to know every single detail, any more than I need to know every single detail of that baby’s conception.

    • H50 ✓RAT

      Some of it made me LOL.
      Like, duh if I was the first mechanic and thought you could make it to the hospital, Id rush you and your contractions out too.
      Shocker the car broke down, you should have refused to leave and had him drive you to the hospital in his tow truck.
      Then he could have fixed your car while you delivered.
      Multi-tasking baby!

      • Humanary Stew

        “Multi-tasking baby!”

        Give the poor kid a chance to grow up a few years first, you evil conservative.

        • H50 ✓RAT

          Sigh, the mask slipped for a moment there didnt it? 😉

    • Juanita Garnto

      Tweeting took her mind off the labor pains. That’s alot better than taking narcotics. Thought she had a good sense of humor when some women would be freaking out.

  • H50 ✓RAT

    Congrats Claire and welcome Lucia. My hats off to you dear, the last thing I would have done is live tweet labor.
    When I was in labor with my daughter, I C-clamped a nun. Sometimes labor gets ugly.

    • Elizabeth

      With my first, I was in labor for 24 hours until they finally had to do a C-section. You want to talk about ugly?? The blood curdling screams, the pain, my poor husband that was left in the delivery room when they finally had to roll me into surgery….. Hard to believe she is graduating from college next month! This beautiful creature that gives me such joy every day of my life….

      • waltzingmtilda

        Had one of those unplanned C’s as well after about the same amount of time. Worth every minute, right? Internet high-five, mama!

        • Elizabeth

          ^1000

      • H50 ✓RAT

        Labor is not for the timid.
        The reward for labor is just too wonderful to pass up tho. Guess thats why so many of us have more than one child! 😉

  • Elizabeth

    Awww…….Beautiful girl.

  • waltzingmtilda

    I think this is sweet and fun. This is the world we live in now.
    I love how they had all these cute plans for ukuleles and placentas and it all just fell apart…because that’s real life when it comes to actually giving birth. You just have to roll with it.
    And that baby is beautiful! Congratulations!
    P.S. Love the Dave Ramsey mention

  • RanierWest

    works at @Twitter… has stinkburger car… what’s she do there?

  • Joshua Embrey

    This is exactly why I loathe most social media. It’s too often commandeered by needy narcissists who honestly believe people care about each second of their lives!

    Allow me to try this:
    Here comes the turtle head. I’m heading to the porcelain pony. I’m unzipping my pants. Just sat down. Ouch! Why, God, why did I inhale corn-stuffed burritos?!? I’m wiping my butt. I’m washing my hands. I’m now walking back to the buffet.

  • Joshua Embrey

    Giving birth is easy. If it were hard, only men would try it. Ladies, stop whining about it.

  • san rafael blue

    This may be silly question # 895K from someone who hasn’t had children and probably never will, but look at how clean and evenly colored the baby is. Are most newborns that way, as clean and pink as new Baby Dolls? Does the afterbirth residue just rinse right off?

    • carmenta

      the baby has been dried (they are wet and slippy when born – and yes, many babies are just beautiful, smooth and pink and soft within a few minutes of birth – many others are wrinkly and smooshed and look just like Winston Churchill, but they get their own charm!

      • san rafael blue

        Thanks Carmenta! Now I know.

  • southernlights

    She must have been on some day-um good drugs to tweet in labor. Seriously.

  • CoastalMaineBird

    So…. when’s the ukelele report?

  • AT

    And women whine about the pain of childbirth.

    “BLERGH!!!!!”

    Doesn’t seem that bad.

    • Infinite_Indeterminism

      As for that point:

      1. No two births go exactly the same. People are in different kinds of shape, state of mind influences brain chemistry (natural pain killers that I’ve forgotten the name of), …

      2. No mention have been made of possible medication. The absence of info does not imply anything about the absence or presence of such medication.

      • carmenta

        endorphins – same thing as a runner’s high when narcotics are not introduced…

      • AT

        (psst. facetious.)

    • Super Marsupial

      Exactly! Mine was so easy I can’t even remember being born

  • AT

    This is creepy and weird.

    TMI, lady.

  • Super Marsupial

    & women have 2.5 x more nerve endings than men & men can release more pain numbing adrenaline. The hilarious irony of childbirth!