(Closed) Eating your words/advice

posted 8 years ago in Babies
Post # 3
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Sugar bee

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
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Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

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
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2010

Before I was pregnant, I said that I would never find out the sex of our baby. Darling Husband 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
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: November 2010

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
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: May 2010

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
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Busy bee

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
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

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
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Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: July 2009

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
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Busy bee

@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
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2007

@flamingred:Aww, post your blob pictures here and we will fuss over them! (maybe not the labia one though…)

 

Post # 14
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

@Lozza: haha. the ultrasound labia pic is going too far. although some people have shown pics of the ultrasound penis. lol.

Post # 15
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2010

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.

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