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01 December 2005 @ 08:24 pm
I posted this rant in my journal earlier and decided to share it here....  
If I hear any of these phrases one more time:

"Don't get your hopes up...Mason will probably be late."
"I bet Mason's going to come early."
"OMG, don't circ/vaccinate/stop breastfeeding until he's at least a year/supplement with formula/blahblahblah, because that's just horrible!"
"Your belly is so tiny!"
"OMG, look at how bad your stretch marks are!!!"

I'm going to have to commit murder. Seriously.

I'm excited that I've started dilating and effacing, but that doesn't mean that I automatically assume that he's going to come early OR late. He's going to come whenever HE'S ready.

And, yes, I'm planning on having him circumcised and vaccinated, and I'm not planning on breastfeeding long-term. And, you know what else? I have formula in my cabinet, in the rare case that I might just have to end up supplementing. Quite treating me like I'm so inferior to you and stop treating me as though I'm a neglectful parent because I'm making choices that you might not necessarily agree with. I'm doing what I think is best for MY child. I'm researching everything and every possible option, and I'm not just jumping into ANY of this blindly.

Oh, one other thing. I know that you are just trying to prepare me for what is to come, but I don't need to constantly be reminded of how painful labor is. I'm already scared enough without you taking it upon yourself to tell me on a daily basis how I don't know what real pain is yet and how horrible labor is. I hate you.

And, yes, I want an epidural. It's great that you want to have a natural childbirth, but I do not. I want my medication. That doesn't make you superior.

Pregnancy has really made me dislike people in general. I rant about the same things over and over, simply because people don't get it the first time. I constantly feel this urge to smack the hell outta people.

Someone on my friends list made a post a little while ago pretty much badmouthing people who choose to circ, along with posting a link to a very biased LJ entry written by some guy with graphic photos and such. It annoys me, because it's obviously a blatant attack at me and my post.

How difficult is it to respect the choices of others?!
Current Mood: annoyedannoyed
Current Music: watching TV
Rubyrubyredlsu on December 3rd, 2005 07:33 am (UTC)
Sweetie, you're going to be fine. You just make decisions based on what you know is best for you and your son. Don't listen to the fanatics.

Labor is not that bad, especially with the epidural. Once it's hooked up you don't feel a thing and you can actually enjoy your birth clear-headed and pain free.

You are more prepared and more focused then most women heading into delivery. You're smart and you're dedicated. I'm very impressed with how well you've gotten yourself ready for this child. You're already a good mom.