I'm depressed. I was supposed to have my membranes stripped today, but my cervis is 0% effaced and was so tight and closed the dr couldn't even get in there to stip them. She said it was pointless at this point, that even if she could get in the baby wasn't ready and it wouldn't help.
: I'm so done.
I was also getting really pissed off at this book I'm reading--"Your Baby's First Year, Week By Week." I'm not sure what lead me to pick out this particular book, but it's horrible. The information is at times just outdated and WRONG. For example, it says for your uncircumcised son that you should retract the foreskin every time you change his diaper. WHAT???
: The AAP specifically
says that's not necessary!!! I hate to think of all those poor little boys whose parents are painfully ripping apart their perfectly natural and harmless adhesions due to bad information. When talking about cloth diapers, it says twice that there's the "added expense" of running a second rinse on your washing machine. yeah, right, like the "expense" of running a second rinse DEFINITELY cancels out the COST OF DISPOSABLE DIAPERS
. I mean environment aside, disposables are expensive. I don't judge anyone who uses them--we plan to use a combo--but to imply that cloth diapering is somehow more expensive because you use more water is absurd.
And then there's the breastfeeding section. Oy
. To clarify from the start, we have chosen to formula-feed due to a health issue on my part. I have to take a medication that isn't safe for breastfeeding. It's not optional, so breastfeeding is out. I'm okay with that. It isn't my first choice, but sometimes these things happen. the one nice thing about this book is that it doesn't lay a huge guilt trip on moms who decide to formula feed. As someone who is doing so, it does get tiresome to read about how I will be a Bad Mommy by denying the breast. But then this book says that "some people" feel that breastfeeding is best but that the AAP doesn't have an official position. WRONG AGAIN! The AAP could not possibly be more clear about their position on bf. I mean I know that breast vs. formula is a personal choice, but let's not kid ourselves--there is NO CONFLICT over which is better for the baby. Formula is adequate and fine, but there's NO question that breast is better.
And that was just in the first 85 pages! Sheesh! I can't believe someone would publish such misleading information.