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post #41 of 98
If only....
post #42 of 98
Thanks for explaining that, Crunchier
post #43 of 98
For me, it was the "You sure you're only having one baby? You're huge!"

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post #44 of 98
SIL and I are both pregnant (again...her 6th, my 7th)...my oldest son was sitting between us on the couch at Christmas (he wants to be a dr or med scientist and has seen the episode of Friends where Rachel gives birth...sneaky kid!)...he asks his auntie "does it hurt to push the baby out?", she says yes, he thinks...then says "I'm glad I'm not a girl!"

SIL was really guillable with our first pregnancies (also three months apart)...she asked if I was going to breastfeed...OF COURSE! She asked, but doesn't that hurt? Maybe some. "Oh, but I don't want a Dr cutting on me!" What??? My BIL had told her that the DOCTOR had to surgically put holes in her nipples in order to breastfeed!!! I was leaking by then...so I explained the process and the naturalness of BF and that they were already MADE for such. Then I went and told BIL in front of hubby that he wasn't right and should be ashamed for trying to keep her breasts to himself (she nursed for 6mos and has every one since...wish she'd go longer, but this is better than not at all).
post #45 of 98
this is a fun thread.

Recently I had to take 2 of my children in to the ped. It was their first visit there so we had to answer a ton of questions. They asked what hospital my 4 yr old was born at and I answered HOME. The VERY NEXT question out of the nurse's mouth was "was it a c section?" I wanted to be a smart a$$ and tell her "Yeah, my mw laid me out right there on my bed and gave me a c section with NO drugs".

I also get the epidural question alot when I say we have had 3 homebirths.

Oh and my favorite about our UC..."was it planned?" YES!
post #46 of 98
Oh, I just thought of another good one...

When I was pg with my second, I had an ultrasound at about 35 weeks (to check fluid level, etc because I went from measuring 2 weeks ahead to suddenly measuring 4 weeks ahead). I had to go to an OB I had never seen before for the ultrasound (the back-up OB office for my birth center) since my midwives don't do ultrasounds.

Anyway, I had my almost 2 year old DD with me, and she got fussy, so I pulled her up onto the exam table with me and let her lay beside me and nurse while the tech was finishing up the ultrasound.

The OB walked into the room to review the ultrasound and talk to me. He looked RIGHT at me, laying there breastfeeding my toddler, and asked "So...is this your first pregnancy?" I just pointed to my nursing toddler and said "Uh, no...THIS one is my first baby...THIS one (pointing to my belly) is my second."
post #47 of 98
I am SO sick of hearing, "You're PREGNANT ?" Um yeah, 6 months. : I got this till 8 months with Ben. It's not cause I'm not showing, cause I totally am. It's because everyone just thinks I'm really fat
post #48 of 98
Quote:
Originally Posted by honeybeedreams
"but what if you like never go into labor?"
We'll slide a cell phone up "there" so we can teach the baby to talk
post #49 of 98
Quote:
Originally Posted by 7kiddosmom
this is a fun thread.

Recently I had to take 2 of my children in to the ped. It was their first visit there so we had to answer a ton of questions. They asked what hospital my 4 yr old was born at and I answered HOME. The VERY NEXT question out of the nurse's mouth was "was it a c section?" I wanted to be a smart a$$ and tell her "Yeah, my mw laid me out right there on my bed and gave me a c section with NO drugs".
From my DH: "Well, since my husband is so good at carving the turkey I let him do the c-section!"
post #50 of 98
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Originally Posted by Crunchier
I am SO sick of hearing, "You're PREGNANT ?" Um yeah, 6 months. : I got this till 8 months with Ben. It's not cause I'm not showing, cause I totally am. It's because everyone just thinks I'm really fat
Don't feel bad. I was at my SIL's house for her ds birthday party. Her MIL came up to me WHILE I was holding my 8 month old, patted my stomach and asked me if I was expecting again. I told her no, I was just fat.
post #51 of 98
I got my hair cut a few months ago & the hairdresser (whom I had never met before) stared & pointed at my belly and asked, "What's THAT?!?!" The funny/sad part was, he was proud of how he had asked, and told me later, "You'll notice I didn't ask you how far along you were!" Um, that would have been nicer than staring at my belly with a horrified expression! And what if I hadn't been pregnant?
post #52 of 98
Not asked of me, but a close friend of mine. Someone asked if her BOY/GIRL twins were identical.
post #53 of 98
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Originally Posted by Squeakyneedle
Not asked of me, but a close friend of mine. Someone asked if her BOY/GIRL twins were identical.
oh gosh.... well, yea, if you don't look at their genitals when their like a day old maybe
post #54 of 98
Thread Starter 
Quote:
Originally Posted by CryPixie83
We'll slide a cell phone up "there" so we can teach the baby to talk
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post #55 of 98
Ok, maybe not silly, but I'm soooo sick of people asking if we are going to "try for a girl". They started asking me this when I was preggo with boy #2!!! Now expecting boy #4 in a few weeks you can imagine how often I continue to get asked this. Arrrgh! Like my only goal in life as a mother is to "finally" birth a child without a penis.
post #56 of 98
uggh people ask me that and i am only on girl two. before i knew it was a girl everyone was saying "hoping for a boy this time, huh?" and now when they ask if i want any more kids, i say yeah, they say " trying for a boy/" not a question a statement. i tell them no i'd actually like three girls.

courtney
post #57 of 98
Quote:
Originally Posted by LianneM
"How do you get your house as clean as the hospital?" Um, right.


Didn't you special-order the do-it-yourself MRSA kit? Hospital fresh!
post #58 of 98
Who wants their house "as clean as the hospital"? That's just gross, hospitals aren't clean!
post #59 of 98
Everyone asks me if I'm having a girl and looks all sad when I say it's another boy. MANY ppl have consoled me and told me I can try again for a girl. I find it SO hurtful, because what does that mean? That my kids are not good enough? Is Ben such a disappointment that I shouldn't waste my love on this one either? I don't get it. I'm just SO happy to have 2 beautiful healthy children. When did boys lose all value?
post #60 of 98
I have a SIL who is a taco or two short of a combo. She had her first baby at 16 via c-section because she wasn't fully grown yet according to her dr. He thought she should be an inch or two taller to give birth vag. With Baby 2 she was nearly 20. One afternoon in her late pregnancy, she asked about 2nd labors. I said that IME, my cervix effaced first and then dialated rapidlly. She said "I don't think I have a cervix" I thought, no we just wish you didn't.
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