I'm enjoying this thread, though some things are very maddening. Some people are so dumb, and rude!
I have two (minor) things to share. (1) My SIL, after seeing me with my DS for a few hours for the first time when he was about 2mo, said "I've totally decided I'm never going to breastfeed after watching you!"
: I don't even know what that's supposed to mean, but based on the bits I know about her, I would chalk it up to her being too selfish to put the time and effort in. Makes me feel sad for her LO on the way now...
(2) My "second mother" (she and her DH have been best friends with my parents since before I was born and I spent more time around them than my extended family) told me she was "very worried" about me around the same time as the first incident. I asked "Why?" and she responded that I "really needed a break" because of EBFing and CSing with DS, who was going through major colic at the time!
"Don't worry -- we're just fine!" is what I told her. Sure, I would have loved some help for me and DH going through that (we were several provinces away from family and friends, so we were all on our own unfortunately), but she really meant I should make him sleep in a separate room and CIO to get a break. Yeah right, like I could relax while my DS screamed in another room.
Gimme a break. I love her to death, but she always invested more in her dogs than her kids, IMO.
Other than that, I hate when people ask if he's STTN yet, strangers and family alike. Arrgghh!! First of all, is that your business? Second, why do you care? But I guess it's just a generic thing to ask. Oh, well.
On a personal level, friends