Originally Posted by lilmamita
He responded that I better be careful because he could strangle himself on the umbilical cord. Um, WTF!!! Why would you say that? Especially since there is absolutely nothing I could do to prevent the extremely minimal chance that that will happen. I just responded, "Thank you, Dr. Herbert" in a sarcastic tone.
LOVE YOUR RESPONSE TO THIS DORK! As a fellow smart-ass, I salute this!
AFM, my ire stems from folks asking if this is my first (non-FTMs, I think you see where this is headed....). When I say, "No, he's my third" they dive into the "well you're having a boy now so you're stopping right?" Or their faces/voices change from excited and hopeful to crestfallen that I dare to have more than one token accessory child, before diving into questions about whether my husband and I are "done". Or the self-righteous assumption that we only had a third because we had two girls and wanted to try for a boy. I swear, it makes me want to have a fourth kid out of spite (real mature, huh?!) just to show we aren't stopping because of gender, WE'RE STOPPING BECAUSE MY HUSBAND IS 43.
Which brings me to another rant. When I was a FTM, when I was pregnant, people would fawn all over me, holding doors open, loading grocery carts for me without asking, etc, even though I am really independent and don't ever ask for help. But boy, once I had a newborn, people would just scowl in disdain at watching a new mom struggle with groceries and heavy glass doors, like they want to watch me suffer for my lack of chastity or something. I don't know, maybe I am snooty, but after having my first kid, I go wayyyy out of my way to help ANY struggling mom, regardless of her child's age.