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- I am also aghast at your MIL's reaction. Honestly, I think people really forget what it's like to have a baby, and all the responsibility it involves. Especially in our society where we are in our little silos, and are often around our own age grouping, not the whole range of ages all the time.
I always say that around Births, Deaths and Weddings people start acting weird and emotional and irrational. You have to expect that somebody somewhere is going to have unrealistic expectations and hurt feelings. Doesn't make it easy to deal with though, but certainly NOT a reflection on you personally. It's wise of you to Protect Your Space, yourself and your family by NOT taking on what would be too much responsibility. That's your responsibility, to draw the boundaries for yourself and family, so good on ya!
If you calmly stick to your guns like a broken record, she may come to grudgingly accept and respect it.
I totally hope you get the Peer Breastfeeding Counsellor position!!! Keep us posted and let us know. That would be such a great job, and the fact that you could bring your baby along is fantastic. Can't believe it about your regular job though...
WTH with your boss' expectations? Glad someone can cover for you though in those final weeks as needed.Chattyprincess
- just thinking of you and your big trip pending. How are things going? Red Headed Mama
do you know what kind of shade/lighting tomatoes need? We have a VERY sunny sundeck and I'm afraid they'd be burnt to a crisp if I put them out there 'cuz there's little shade.
Can anybody recommend hearty vegetables and plants that can withstand a lot of sun with little shade?
How are everyone's gardens coming along? We had a huge thread awhile back about it...
Ice-cream lovers and Timmy's Ice Cappucino Lovers --
I join your ranks! I gained 5 LBS. IN THE LAST TWO WEEKS!
from enjoying these treats too much. Time to put away the neopolitan ice cream and ice cream cones. Glad the Baskin Robbins ice cream cake I got for dd's bday is all done (guess who ate most of it? :1whistle). Gotta get back on track esp. since I find I can do much less physically now due to fatigue.
I just started Floravit last week, liquid form. It still makes me nauseous and dry heave noisily. Then dh and the dd's imitate me (to tease me) and laugh. Yeah, really funny guys.
Apparently my iron is low (so says pdoc) which would explain why I have been so tired lately. Occassionally I still have a Super Woman day, but those are less common now.
I saw my midwives yesterday and met the student who will be attending my birth. She's really nice and I enjoyed meeting her. Especially when she was palpating my belly, she started to giggle because she felt a little hand near ds's head (he's head down). I was happy to hear her say that, because I swear, I have been feeling him shuffle cards, play cat's cradle and conduct music in there with his hands, really low down on my pubic bone area, off to the side! It was nice to have it confirmed for me, that yes, I'm not imagining things, his hands are really there! Kinda makes me wonder if I will birth him with his hand on his head (in which case = OUCH!).
I am seriously considering having our kids at the birth. Dd1 is really curious and loved going to the MW appt with me a couple of weeks ago. She likes to palpate my belly and talk to her little brother.
Dh and my mom are not totally comfortable with the idea though... nor am I 100% but I like the idea of them seeing baby crowning and being born. It would be powerful and positive for my daughters to see a good, normal, healthy birth.
Has anyone had their kids at a birth or are they considering it?