"As for any concerns about the actual delivery process, Laila (Ali) is her usual outspoken self, laughing, "Now if I was the first woman in the world having a baby, I'd be scared to death!" However, she says she's feeling optimistic about the situation. "I have never experienced it for myself, but I see all of these other women that I know are nowhere near as strong as I am, physically, emotionally, mentally. So if they can do it, so can I."
"There's going to be pain," the 30-year-old says realistically. "My thing is learning the ways to reduce that pain, and be in control of yourself so you're not making it worse and working against yourself. I feel like I have an advantage just with my mind-set and with my experiences as an athlete and knowing my body."
And then today I read of her son's arrival today...and a rep's statement:
"Although mom and baby are both healthy and happy, there were some surprises during labor that altered Laila’s birth plan."I not-so-nicely thought, "Now maybe she understands it's not about "advantages" and who is better prepared. I wonder if she'll talk about these "surprises" and acknowledge how absolutely arrogant she sounded before?"
Actually, I really thought, "Now maybe she'll shut the hell up."
Sometimes I don't like this new me.