- 6 years ago
- Wedding: June 2011
I was just thinking last night how different Darling Husband and I are doing things with childbirth/baby than most of our family did. I had a natural drug-free birth (6 days late I went into labor naturally, and I was willing to go as long as they would let me, 42 weeks, because I didn’t want to be induced just because I was tired of being pregnant), we didn’t have DS circumcised, and I’m breastfeeding.
I think I’m the only one in his family to do those things. I think all males in his family are circumcised, most babies have been formula-fed, and I don’t know of anybody that wanted to even try drug-free birth.
In my family, my sister breastfed and skipped the circumcision, but she’s the only one. All the other males besides our 2 sons are circumcised. Everyone else besides us formula fed. My mom had natural drug-free births, but even then she told me I was crazy to not get the epidural.
Please note: This isn’t a “my choices are better”, to each his or her own, I’m not judging anybody’s choices. I just found it kind of funny that we’re doing things the exact opposite and they probably think I’m a crazy hippie.