You’re probably well aware that there are some unspoken rules of labour—like not taking phone calls in the birth room. But the biggest? Don’t do anything that could potentially upset or piss off the person giving birth. Apparently one woman in Texas didn’t get the memo, because she took a smiling selfie while her sister was in labour—and it’s kind of awesome.
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Selfie-taker Kat Armendariz is eight years older than her sister, Kimberly Ramirez, and she decided to document her little sis’s birth experience with a pic. In the photo, Kat can be seen smiling serenely (wearing a shirt that says “Not Your Baby”) while Kimberly screams and covers her face in the background. As one does, Kat posted the photo on Reddit with the caption, “SELFIE! While my sister is about to shove a baby out her vag!” It was like that deer in headlights photo of Koko Nakamura when she found out her “girl” baby was actually a boy, but so much better. Naturally, the photo went viral and the comments are hilarious.
“She’s gonna hate you for this later,” one commenter wrote. “Keep on smiling, your turn will come one day,” another wrote. “IF someone took my picture while I was in labour, I would make a point of keeping my placenta just so I could throw it at them,” yet another added.
Point taken. But Kat’s photo wasn’t as hilariously evil as it seems. She points out in the comments that she has five kids, adding, “I did my time!” She also tells Huffington Post that her little sister thinks the photo is funny. “She wasn’t in too much pain at first, so she thought it was pretty funny,” Kat also told Mashable. “I told her I was going to do it, she just started the oxytocin and the labour pains began almost instantly. She started to feel it and right when she was like, ‘Oh my God, I can’t take this,’ I took the photo.”
Kat says she’s currently staying with Kimberly, so she obviously is pretty okay with the whole thing. But, for the record, don’t try this at home unless you know your friend/sister/whatever has an amazing sense of humour.
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This article originally appeared on Women’s Health.
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