Post # 1
Hello Bee Moms!
I was just wondering…
did any of you ever give advice PRIOR to being a mom that you are now going against?
Before becoming a mom I would tsk tsk the idea of bringing a baby to a movie theater BIG TIME.
SINCE becoming a mom I have brought MB twice. And she slept through both of them.
NOW I really feel like it’s more of a “you know your baby best” world of rules!
Post # 3
Well I’m not a mom yet but I’ll say for pregnancy I didn’t expect to be this tired despite what everyone says. I’m usually a high energy person and I never would have thought that I’d want to sleep as much from pregnancy as I did when I had mono. I’m not showing or gained any weight or anything visible yet so I’m sure people think I’m just over-dramatizing and probably what I would have thought too before pregnancy, but if I don’t have work to do all I want to do is sleep.
Post # 4
I remember when I was a kid saying to myself “I’ll never say that to my children!” when my Mom would say something.
Later on,when I had my own children, I literally used to burst out laughing when I heard her words coming out of my mouth!
Post # 5
Before I was pregnant, I said that I would never find out the sex of our baby. DH basically said that if they can do a 3d Ultrasound, but won’t so we won’t accidentally find out, that we were going to have the 3d ultrasound. (This happened to a friend, the tech wouldn’t do a 3D since they didn’t want to know the sex). Now that our sonogram is tomorrow, I am SO EXCITED to find out!!!!
I’m prepared to eat my words frequently throughout the pregnancy, delivery, and of course through parenthood.
Post # 6
i always said i would NEVER put my child in bed with me(before i ever had kids). Well, when you have to get up 9034785 times a night when they’re newborns that goes straight out the window! Ava slept with me from the time she was born up until about 4 months then i finally put her in her crib. The only time she ever sleeps with me is if she’s sick so i can monitor her. Mostly because she’s the craziest sleeper i have EVER slept with lol seriously. She talks in her sleep, kicks you, wants to sleep on your face. Sheesh, I’d never get sleep!
Post # 7
I try never to give advice to pregnant ladies or mothers in any way. I keep my mouth shut and if they annoy me I come here and vent! I just think about how annoying it would be to be pregnant and have people telling me what I can and cannot do all the time. And as much as I get annoyed and complain about bratty kids, I can’t even imagine how hard it is to raise them 24/7 and remain a sane and normal human being. I do still get upset when I see young children or babies out at nice restaurants at night because I think that should be an adults-only experience, but I wouldn’t ever tell my friends not to do that.
Post # 8
Right when I got pregnant, my sister (who is the frequent pregnant woman in the family lol) told me that I had to eat for two and that I was going to blow up and be big and swollen almost immediately. Well I am approx 6 mos along now, havent gained a pound (actually lost weight), can still wear my heels (not for as long as I used to) and thanks to a gallstone and anemia, have little to no appetite to eat. And my dr says I am perfectly fine! He in fact tells me that the weight I will gain at this point will be all baby. She’s biting her tongue now!
Post # 9
I’m not offically a mom, but I will be in March. I used to make fun of people who carried their ultrasound pictures, or posted them on facebook. Now I’m like “LOOK! LOOK AT MY BLOB! LOOK AT IT AND MAKE A FUSS!” haha. I love my little blob so much.
@RMrsH1010-I haven’t gained that much either, but there is no way in hell I can wear heels. I have some serious five and six inchers that have just been sitting in my closet for the past 5 months. I admire you.
Post # 10
Let me just say that as a pediatrician I’ve had to eat so many words. I think about all the times that I counseled moms regarding sleeping through the night, colic and behavior and I cringe. Before I was like, “CIO? Sure!”. “Colic? It’ll go away by 4 months!” Now I tread a little more lightly 🙂
The fact of the matter is that I counseled them by the book, but without the empathy that I now can share with them.
Having kids should be a requirement for being a pediatrician!
Post # 11
@flamingred: trust me, I cannot go as high as I used to like 5 in…but a 4 1/2 inch is ok for a little while and the lower i go the better. I get talked about all the time when I wear or buy them, but I cant stop!
Post # 12
@flamingred:Aww, post your blob pictures here and we will fuss over them! (maybe not the labia one though…)
Post # 13
@JessicaL: Totally agree! I read a book about co-sleeping and now I feel like I was misjudging the whole idea!
@moderndaisy: We’ve brought her to restaurants too. LOL. And the wait staff offered to hold her while we were eating. She’s actually pretty good about it, but we did have to ask for doggie bags once, she just wasn’t happy that night.
@flamingred: Ditto the FB thing! When you’re not a mom you’re like “Great. Nice picture. Again.” And as you become one I TOTALLY get the “LOOK AT MY BLOB! ISN’T IT THE MOST ADORABLE BLOB EVER? IT HAS MY EYES!” thing!
Another “eat my words” moment: CIO. I told my SIL that she was being mean by letting my nephew just cry and cry. But it turns out he’s a crier. Seriously. He cries if you hold him, put him down, feed him, don’t feed him, look at him, don’t look at him, etc etc etc. He is the most unhappy baby on the planet! I judged her for not trying to soothe him, but I babysat him for TWO hours and I was like “Just cry then kid, Jesus.”
Post # 14
@Lozza: haha. the ultrasound labia pic is going too far. although some people have shown pics of the ultrasound penis. lol.
Post # 15
Mrs. DG— “Having kids should be a requirement for being a pediatrician!” lol
Sometimes I feel that way about other doctors too.
I always want a Female OB because if I am like “I have this ______ Issue down there…” how can a guy really know how I feel. I know they have A LOT of schooling but they don’t have to deal with the things we do as woman. IMO! (But I have heard from some people that they prefer a man. To each their own.)
I am not a mother yet but I can see myself eating my words many-a-time.