|This is me, frustrated, with moms:)|
So lets talk about breast feeding, cloth diapers, drugs during labor, circumcision, co-sleeping and all that good stuff...(this will be laced with sarcasm, but remember, it is because I have been 'soap boxing it' for the past month or so)---
Here is the thing, I am going to attempt to do it. If it works out...GREAT! I know for sure I will only be able to breast feed for six weeks, but during those six weeks, I will give it a shot. I am excited to bond with my child in this way and I think it will be awesome to use my body to nourish my child. So awesome that it is hard to comprehend. BUT...guess what...if it doesn't work out, if it is too painful, the baby won't latch, etc...etc...I will stop and use formula. AND, my child will not suffer because of it. PRACTICALITY does not back up your statistics, crazy-breast-feeding-moms. I have known plenty of children who are formula fed and they don't get sick every other week, they are not mentally slow, and they are happy babies. SO...stop trying to make woman feel less than adequate because you have decided to breast feed your child until they are seventeen years old. OH, and if you are breast feeding, cover yourself, its called decency. It isn't some conspiracy against you. It is beautiful! You, and your husband should think it is beautiful, but MY husband has a right to feel uncomfortable about your breast hanging out.
I think you are a super mom if you do it! One day, in the future, with future children, I might consider it. BUT, for now, with everything happening for the first time, I am gonna give myself a break and use disposable. And I am happy with that decision and wish you would stop trying to convince me otherwise in a mean/judgmental way and instead, be like the author of the nice article, trying to show both the positives and negatives.
Drugs during labor
I can't wait:) I know all of the things that can happen. I have heard all the horror stories. I have talked to woman that have had babies without drugs and it seems to be the most enjoyable experience. I have also talked to woman who have done it both ways and wouldn't even consider labor without drugs. Regardless, I am not afraid of the 'man' making me take drugs as some conspiracy to strip me of my God-given right to feel labor pains. If I end up doing it without drugs, awesome! If I end up so hopped up I can barely recognize my child until two days later...AWESOME! It's all good my friends. AND, for those of you that somehow make this a theological argument (based on your OWN thoughts) deciding that labor pains are the price I must pay due to original sin...well, let me just say, you make Jesus sad.
This is where I REALLY got upset. I am still so upset about this. To say, write, post, affirm anything that would equate circumcision to mutilation is disgusting. As, I am sure all the nut jobs know, most men have been circumcised and I know very few that are still feeling the effects of post-traumatic stress syndrome. If I choose not to circumsize my child (which would like, NEVER happen)- more power to me. Lots of people have lots of reasons to do things. BUT, the minute you are so insulting as to refer to circumcision as mutilation...you have crossed a line and should really pray about your motivation for saying such things. It is awful, just awful to use language like that. And you should be ashamed of yourself.
This one is quite laughable, so I will just say this. If you want your kid in bed with you until they are 42, more power to you. I am sure we will co-sleep, or at least have a bassinet in our room while our baby breast feeds simply because it will be more convenient for us. But shortly after that, he will learn to sleep in his crib. And as we put him down, there are sure to be nights when he will cry, because he would rather be in bed with us...and we are going to let him cry it out. And learn that there are times to go to sleep and times to be awake. And, we are fairly certain he won't be permanently damaged because of crying it out...after all, most of us did just that, and I don't have an regressed memories of the experience.
WHEW- there is more, but for now, I feel better. Thanks blog!