She's exceeding all her milestones (she's even using the potty!) and her hair, skin, and nails are in great shape.
My son is very small. At 24 months he is 32 in and 23 lbs. He's also very healthy and bright
Wow, that's a rash generalization!!
Oh brother, I didn't say all of them. I realize some kids are ready earlier than two. It's just that many are not and because of societal pressure some parents resort to very forceful methods. My sil is currently trying to potty train my niece and she regularly yells at her to "sit on your toilet!", "go to the bathroom!" etc.
The hardest thing for me is seeing all these barely 2 year olds around her already eagerly using the potty!
Unfortunately a lot of those 2 year olds were probably shamed and punished into using the potty.
I didn't feel it at all until the next day. I actually thought I got away scott free LOL. The anesthetic my mw used to stitch me up was pretty strong. To be completely honest with you, the next several weeks of my life were excruciating. I spent a lot of time whimpering in a sitz bath and taking lots of Tylenol. Going to the bathroom was hell and I am terrified of tearing again next time. Sorry but that is the truth for me. I think one of the greatest injustices in life is...
Because DS still needs it, plain and simple. I wish we could have been done sooner. DB's family regularly makes rude comments about us still nursing. They don't understand that it's not really a choice and it's obvious why. My sil told me that when they weaned my niece (at 12 months) she cried so hard she would throw up on herself every night. I tried not to judge but I'm sure my feelings about that were across my face. We are planning on gently weaning DS for his nap and...
What is it with anthropology teachers and birth?! You'd think all of the different cultures they're exposed to would make them a little wiser to the truth about labor and delivery. I guess not. My cultural anthropology teacher informed the entire class (made up mostly of young, childless females) that giving birth without drugs is "stupid" and there are "no trophies" involved. She also made an ignorant comment that BF babies must drink water or they will get jaundice and...
I have two sisters and no brothers, and it doesn't help matters when my mom tells me that she had all 3 of us trained by the time we were 18 months old.
Mil tells me the same thing about DB all the time. "both of my children were potty trained by 18 months". The two thoughts that run through my head when she says this are "yeah right" and "so what" LOL. Seriously, all children develop differently and she may have used very harsh and even...