Pregnancy Update: The End Is Near.

36 weeks and 2 days today. 



Honestly, I’m so ready for this baby to be born already! The excitement mixed with the pure exhaustion of being 9 months pregnant, is really setting in. I’m getting a little stir crazy up in here. Rearranging, organizing, re-rearranging, re-organizing. I just want to hold her and get this ball rolling. Maybe I’m just impatient, but you’d be lying if you said you didn’t feel this at some point in your pregnancy(ies).

Beside the hardly ever sleeping, I’m feeling great. Yes, I’m tired and waddling around is getting old. But I’m really trying to keep humble and positive. 

I FINALLY got HypnoBirthing The Mongan Method from my library. I had been waiting for weeks! And let me tell you what, It’s an AMAZING book. Even if you aren’t Hypnobirthing, it’s fantastic to read during pregnancy. I could write a whole post on the book…(maybe I will later). Anyway, it’s really helping prepare my mind for birth and comfort me while I wait. It’s nice to be in a positive mindset at this point in time.

Tomorrow is my weekly check up and I’m planning on presenting my doctor with my birth plan. I am a little nervous, but it’s very important for me to make known what I’m hoping for and at the same time, let her see that I have made an effort to be knowledgeable about labor and birth and my options, and that I have every intention to be making the decisions. After basically taking the backseat during my first labor and birth experience, there is no way I will allow that this time. I know most of that was because of the nurses at that certain hospital, but having this birth plan will show them I mean business and wont be pushed around. 

I’m feeling very confident at this point and, thanks to Hypnobirthing, not afraid. Fear tends to hijack our pregnancies, labors and birth experiences. I’m so glad I found Hypnobirthing and had my mind opened to how ridiculous it really is. I’m taking back my birth experience and it’s going to be awesome!! 

I’m excited, can’t you tell?


Mind your own parenting!

One thing that really irritates me as a mother, is when other mothers TELL you what you should do with your child in a situation, instead of friendly advise. As mothers, there are times when we just need to vent. Our children will behave badly or act the occasional brat, maybe we want to rant about it for a minute. But where it goes bad is when another mother comes in and says, “You need to tell them..blah blah blah”.

I for one get pretty offended when another mother feels the need to try to take over the situation by telling me what I need to do with my child as if I cannot handle it myself. First of all, just because I feel the need to vent about a recent event with my child, doesn’t mean I didn’t handle the situation. In fact, I’m probably not even upset, I just think it’s funny. But apart from that fact, it’s just plain disrespectful to another mother when you jump into her parenting business like she doesn’t know what she’s doing. 

I mean, for example, how would you feel if you decided to mention: “Oh, Timmy decided to tell me no repeatedly today”, when another mother says, “You need to ground him immediately! He needs to know who’s in charge! He can’t talk to you like that”?

You would never tell another parent how to punish their child! That is so out of line, it’s just common sense. Or so I thought. But I’ve experienced women like this more than once. I don’t know if they feel it appropriate because I’ve only been a mom for 2 years, or because they really believe I don’t know what I’m doing.

How do you handle someone like this? Do you ignore it or tell them off? Do they know they’re being condescending or is it innocent? So far, it hasn’t pissed me off enough for me to tell someone off, so I’ve been ignoring it. But when is it enough? When and how do you tell someone they’re being a condescending ass and they need to mind their business? 

It doesn’t piss me off to the point of flipping out because I’m confident in my parenting. If I need advice, I ask for it. But I know when and how to discipline my child and it’s my business. Just like everyone else’s parenting style is their business. But I’m hoping with time, people will stop trying to take over my job. Because I do have a breaking point.