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post #161 of 1072
While nursing my DD at a restaurant, DH's cousin asked me..

"So.. is breastfeeding really better than "original?"

Say what!?
post #162 of 1072
You should have told her that BF IS the original!! lol
post #163 of 1072
In his defense he's a naive 19 year old. DH & I are both 19 approaching 20, but both have mindsets way ahead of our age, maturity-wise. So I'm happy to have educated one more person.

I do wonder if he thought that breastfeeding was something that the modern world created
post #164 of 1072
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Originally Posted by WindyCityMom View Post
In his defense he's a naive 19 year old. DH & I are both 19 approaching 20, but both have mindsets way ahead of our age, maturity-wise. So I'm happy to have educated one more person.

I do wonder if he thought that breastfeeding was something that the modern world created
LOL You sound like DH and I around our friends! We got married when I was 19 and I was 22 when DS was born. Most of our friends' biggest problems are "How drunk can I get tonight?" and "Why can't I remember past 10pm last night?"
post #165 of 1072
More gems from the maternity store:

Her: Well, after two C-sections, you HAVE to have another!

Me: Uh, no you don't. blah blah blah, ACOG recommendations, etc.

Her: Blank stare. Oh, well, I don't mind C-sections. There's no recovery!

Me: No recovery? Except for the six weeks healing from major abdominal surgery.

Her: Well, I was up and walking only three days after mine!

Me: Right, because vaginal birth makes your legs stop working for six weeks.

****

Overheard spoken by a soon-to-be-grandma on the cell phone:

"If the baby's over eight pounds, the doctor won't deliver it...you know...the natural way..."

There are just so many things wrong with that, I don't even know where to begin.
post #166 of 1072
whenever i put ds into the mei tai, i get comments like: "he's all squished" to which I reply "good, he likes it like that"

or, sometimes: them:"he can't breathe!"
me: "good, it makes him fall asleep faster!"
them:


hehe, i got a new wrap, and I can't wait to show that off, i'm going to a conference this weekend, and bringing ds, hoping he'll stay in the wrap most of the time.

the funny thing is, these are my friends saying it, they see him slinged all the time... haha.... i guess i'm just the only one that does it around here, they think its dangerous or something


ahhhh! one thing that really bugs me is, as soon as I get him into a carrier, people are coming up to me to coo over ds and ask if they can hold him. i wonder if they think they are rescuing him or something
post #167 of 1072
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Originally Posted by Amatullah0 View Post
whenever i put ds into the mei tai, i get comments like: "he's all squished" to which I reply "good, he likes it like that"

or, sometimes: them:"he can't breathe!"
me: "good, it makes him fall asleep faster!"
them:


hehe, i got a new wrap, and I can't wait to show that off, i'm going to a conference this weekend, and bringing ds, hoping he'll stay in the wrap most of the time.

the funny thing is, these are my friends saying it, they see him slinged all the time... haha.... i guess i'm just the only one that does it around here, they think its dangerous or something


ahhhh! one thing that really bugs me is, as soon as I get him into a carrier, people are coming up to me to coo over ds and ask if they can hold him. i wonder if they think they are rescuing him or something
I love how people think that BWing is some new and weird thing...Like, how did people survive before the invention of strollers?
post #168 of 1072
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I love how people think that BWing is some new and weird thing...Like, how did people survive before the invention of strollers?
The REAL question is: How did people survive before the invention of the WHEEL?? Without wheels there would be no strollers!
post #169 of 1072
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The REAL question is: How did people survive before the invention of the WHEEL?? Without wheels there would be no strollers!
I guess they had really strong arm muscles??
post #170 of 1072
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I guess they had really strong arm muscles??
no, of course they left the babies in their cribs while everyone went out to work, while one woman looked after all of the babies, fed them from bottles(ya know, like how Jesus was fed!) and let them cry themselves to sleep.
post #171 of 1072
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Originally Posted by Amatullah0 View Post
no, of course they left the babies in their cribs while everyone went out to work, while one woman looked after all of the babies, fed them from bottles(ya know, like how Jesus was fed!) and let them cry themselves to sleep.
Love it.
post #172 of 1072
A grandmother sitting next to me at the local mall play area told me one of the reasons she brings her 2 yr old granddaughter there is so she can, "...talk like a kid instead of talking like a grown-up all the time". Huh?
post #173 of 1072
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Originally Posted by HappyFox05 View Post
A grandmother sitting next to me at the local mall play area told me one of the reasons she brings her 2 yr old granddaughter there is so she can, "...talk like a kid instead of talking like a grown-up all the time". Huh?
Hey, I think that's funny. When my DCs are around, I get to sing fart songs and "mine eyes have seen the glory of the burning of the school...." and other such nonesense. I think it's quite enjoyable and theraputic to talk and act like a kid sometimes. Especially after a stressful day at work.
post #174 of 1072
Hmm, I wonder if that grandmother wishes the two yr old would baby talk? I know some people who intentionally try to slow language development in their kids because they think baby talk is cute. Whenever I see this Im like
post #175 of 1072
I was out for a seminar last weekend(and the one before it), and I wore DS in the wrap the whole time, and nursed him during the lecture, which caused him to sleep, which allowed me to pay attention, which was great! A lot of the women thought the wrap was awesome, and I even did a demonstration, it was great!

The other moms had strollers, and were pushing their babies around, trying to get them to sleep, and I was talking to this one mom of a 20mo, I was telling her how great it is that i can nurse my ds in the wrap and actually be able to sit in the class(any kid sounds in the room made it hard to hear, so we were asked to leave if our kids were making noises)

she replied by asking me how old my ds was, i told her he is 9mo, and she told me i had better start weaning him now, because her 20mo dd was so hard to wean, she just stopped nursing last week!

i was thinking "uhhh, 20mo, really? its good to still be nursing at that age, why would I want to stop nursing my teeny tiny baby who still needs to nurse to fall asleep? why would i give up the ease of nursing when this has all of the best things for him in it?"

I probably should have sad "oh, i'm sorry you had to stop nursing! " but she was talking about it like it was a terrible thing to have been still nursing her 20mo(which, awesomely enough, is normal in our religious community!)
post #176 of 1072
Every time I see DHs grandmother she asks "Is that baby crawling yet?!" I'm pretty sure my DD will skip crawling and go straight to walking. Well, DHs grandmother insists that she HAS TO crawl because that was what the doctors told her when she had her babies... back in the 60s. I've had this conversation with our pedi and he thinks she's right on track developmentally and not all babies crawl. Yet it doesn't matter when I tell DHs grandmother this as she starts to spout off that this was a prestigious hospital and they knew what they were talking about, so now I absolutely must make my DD crawl at all costs, even if I have to force her.
post #177 of 1072
Lately I've had...
(while wearing LO in my mei tai) "Can't you afford a stroller?"


my mom, as I am picking up my LO, who is crying in his seat: "Boy, he's got you trained, huh?"
Also, from the same situation many times before:
"He's just fussing for the sake of fussing."
"It won't hurt him to cry." (which it doesn't literally, but I am not going to do dishes while he cries in his seat... dishes can wait!)
"He's just fussing to get your attention." Well... duh!

More from mom:
"You know, you can quit now. He's got what he needs." (2 weeks, referring to BFing)

"You're not going to feed him rice cereal first?"
"No, I want him to have something with flavor."
"Well, cereal is digested easier."
"Not really, they pretty much disproved that."
"When are you going to start stocking up on jars, then?"
"I'll start making it in a few weeks, and then it'll be in the freezer whenever he's ready."
"You're going to MAKE his food? For goodness' sake, WHY?"

My grandma:
"You're STILL breastfeeding?" (at 3 months)
post #178 of 1072
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"You're not going to feed him rice cereal first?"
"No, I want him to have something with flavor."
"Well, cereal is digested easier."
"Not really, they pretty much disproved that."
"When are you going to start stocking up on jars, then?"
"I'll start making it in a few weeks, and then it'll be in the freezer whenever he's ready."
"You're going to MAKE his food? For goodness' sake, WHY?"
We did BLW and got lots of comments from my MIL about cereal.

And I still get a lot of "He really can chew can't he?" even though he's 11 months.
post #179 of 1072
From a friend's mom when DD was barely 3 months old: "She's not rolling over yet? Maybe you need to let her cry longer." Yeah, that usually helps me do things too. Huh???

Also when DD was 3 months old she was chewing on her burp cloth FIL saw it and said: "Oh, you know when [SIL] was a baby we used to fill a corner of the burp cloth with sugar and let her suck on it. It's called a sugar teet. They just love it!" I bet.

MIL in a separate conversation: "Well, breastmilk is mostly sugar anyway. We did a taste of the formula and [SIL]'s milk and it was much sweeter."

DD is small and always has been and also has food allergies. I think that MIL is convinced she is nutritionally deficient because she doesn't have dairy. She is still nursing (though I'm pregnant and have dried up) and we give her coconut milk. She eats A LOT of solid food as well at 20 months. MIL is always coming up with theories as to why. My "faves":
"Well, she isn't getting those empty calories from milk like other kids."
"Do you think she eats so often because she's almost a vegetarian?" I guess I need to give her meat at every meal.
Yet when we told her we were pregnant the second thing out of her mouth was (to DD): "You're going to have to start eating more real food." (as opposed to nursing)
post #180 of 1072
My MIL thinks kids should be taught how to play. (No sense in letting their own imagination or creativity have a say!) DS can barely play with a toy...especially something like a puzzle or shape sorter...when she's around because she is *constantly* taking it away from him and saying "No! You do it like this." or "No-no...you're doing it the wrong way. Let Granny show you the 'proper' way to do it."

She also told DS the other day "not to cry because you look so ugly when you cry"...all while making a horrifying face at him and imitating his crying sounds. He is 23 months old, and he was tired, sick, hadn't seen me all day, and he wanted to nurse. I know she was trying to be funny, but it just makes me...
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