I recently heard on the radio about a Spotify playlist created by an OBGYN office called the “push playlist”….I have to admit, as they started listing the songs on the playlist, I was cracking up. It got me thinking though…what about us c-section mamas? We typically don’t have hours and hours of laboring in which to listen to music. Often times, though, we do have some down time during pre-op and some doctors encourage mamas to bring music to listen to during the actual c-section. At my hospital, they turn on a local mix radio station and, honestly, that’s good enough for me. I literally remember zero songs from the day Sam was born and I’m guessing it will be the same this time around, too.
Anyways, back to the whole creating a playlist thing, I told my husband about it and how I thought it would be fun to make up a silly c-section playlist. The first song I suggested? “The first cut is the deepest” of course. Hahahaha! I promptly forgot about making a playlist, but my husband did not. A few days later, I got on Spotify in search of something good to listen to while cleaning. Imagine my surprise when I came across a playlist titled “Kyrstie’s C-Section Playlist“. Of course I immediately had to listen to it and see what he had come up with. And today, I’m going to share it with you. Mostly because it makes me laugh. And partly because if you are a c-section mama out there trying to put together your own c-section playlist, well maybe you’ll find this just a little bit inspiring.
KYRSTIE’S C-SECTION PLAYLIST:
- O Fortuna – Eduardo Mata. Apparently, my husband thinks this would be an awesome song for our new baby to be born to. Personally, it seems like something from a horror flick.
- Cut Me Up (feat. Them & Us) – Stanton Warriors. It’s a c-section, so this seems pretty self explanatory.
- Five Minutes – Rains. One of the neat (and kind of trippy things) about a planned c-section is that once they start the operation, it’s only about 5-7 minutes before the baby is born. The rest of the surgery is spent putting mama all back together again.
- Slice Me Nice – Fancy. Don’t ask me how he found these songs….I have no idea.
- Oops I did It Again – Britney Spears. Okay, I have to admit it. This is probably one of my favorites on the playlist. Not just because it takes me back to the yesteryears, but because this is basically how I feel during pregnancy. Especially those last few weeks. I love being a mom, not so in love with the whole pregnancy thing, though.
- Pull It Out – Sonny McQ. I’m choosing to assume that he put this song on the playlist in reference to the fact that they literally yank the kid out of me.
- Give Me Drugs – Those Poor Bastards. This is another favorite of mine on this playlist. Because this so perfectly describes me during the postpartum, feel-like-I’m-going-to-die phase. People weren’t kidding when they said to stay on top of the pain medication after a c-section. I have no intention of toughing it out this time around. Give me the drugs!!
- Stitches – Haste The Day. Ahh, the lovely postpartum stitches. Let’s just say, I’m SO SO SO grateful that they are the self dissolving kind.
- Ezra – Flume. We haven’t been hiding it, but we also haven’t broadcast it, but this next kiddo’s name is Ezra. Unless he comes out and is actually a girl. Then we’ll have to come up with something new. I’m praying that doesn’t happen. Also, Ezra is not a made up name….it’s from The Bible. If you ask me it’s origin, I’ll probably say something like, “Ummm Hebrew, I guess?” Just smile and tell me you like it.
- Stop Kicking – Blood Red Shoes. This is my most repeated phrase lately. And by lately I mean the last three to four months. This kid’s theme song will probably be “I Like To Move It” Madagascar style because that’s Sam’s new favorite movie and therefore the only version I know…..You try listening to the same movie over and over again and not get this song stuck in your head.
So, there you have it. My c-section playlist created especially for me by my husband. There are a few others I can think of that could definitely be added (Hmmmm maybe I need to do a follow up post with my own playlist ideas). You can listen to the playlist HERE, if you so desire to.
I’d love to hear your playlist ideas? Did you make a special one for your time at the hospital? Let me know in the comments below.