|Originally posted by Piglet68
I especially felt nurtured when DH would go get me fresh canteloup and sushi from Whole Foods Market. Beat the "snacks" they had in the Maternity Ward fridge.
Oh, I agree. I craved MC'ds (I know awful stuff, but one cannot help what one craves after hours of labor and delivery)! My dh told everyone on that ward (from my room, mind you) that after what I had just been through I was going to get a Hamburger and that was that! He was such a sweetie!
Ok, back to topic
I really, honestly think that I was put on this planet to be a wife and mother. I could not be happier. Yes, I have plans for a career after my children are grown. I want AT LEAST two more on top of the two that I have. Call me old fashioned, but I absolutely LOVE being a mommy. I love being a wife. I have a very nurturing personality. I enjoy taking care of people! There is nothing else that I would rather do with my life! On the opposite side of this, there is my cousin who (I posted this in another thread) dropped her boys (4 and 3) off at her mother's house and said "I don't want them anymore, you do it" and left. Motherhood simply isn't cut out for everyone, especially the faint of heart. I have said it before, Motherhood is the toughest job on the planet and nowhere else will you get LESS recongition for all that you do. However, I can see it in my son's eyes when he is eating. I can feel it in the trust he offers me when he falls asleep at my breast, knowing that I will take care of him!
I don't think that this has anything to do with what type of hospital stay one has. I think that a woman is predisposed (sp?) to whether or not she has the inheirent ability to be a nurturing mother.