Gingerly Lizzy

Epidurals, Parenting, Book Swap
2003-01-17 - 8:51 a.m.

I had dinner last night with Dave's parents since he was going to be working a late night. I miss him :(

I find that we stay up a lot later talking when he works late and I am sooo tired in the morning.

I finally found an honest mechanic. They fixed ONLY what needed to be fixed, charged a minimum for it and had it done quickly. This place has been in business for 52 years and is family run so I think that makes the difference. My car is as sound free as it can get and I am not afraid of crashing due to my breaks giving out.

Had a stupid guestbook message left for me (Hi, great site... blah, blah, something like that) that led me back to some porn site. I hate spam in my guestbook/inbox, especially spam that leads to porn. I think it is sad that so many people think they need that stuff for entertainment. Saw a brilliant bumper sticker or something that said Porn kills love, and I wholeheartedly agree with that... enough of that rant.

No epidural Mollie? NO WAY! I totally admire all of you ladies who can go "aux natural" but I don' think I will be one of them. I don't have a very high threshold for pain... or let me rephrase that... I don't have a high ENDURANCE for pain. Short pain, no problem, pains that last for hours at a time, PULL MY OWN HAIR OUT.

Epidural please! My mom had one with all six of us, we came out fine, she was able to push, she wasn't tired, we were all healthy and she loved the fact that she could sit back and actually really ENJOY the pregnancy rather than wanting to kill my dad for putting her in that position in the first place.

Since I take after my mother in all ways physical, I am going for it.

I can't stand how certain women (none of you of course) treat others who decide to have the drugs or can't breastfeed (for whatever reason) as if they are less that great mums. To each his own. Each birth is different, so is each person and baby. Someone once left a nasty message in a friends guestbook because she only breastfed for a month (She just dried up! So did my mother after 3 months for no reason, it happens). I think that is ridiculous and in no way an idication of how "selfish" she is or what a bad mother she is.

As for all these labels that now apply to different parenting methods, I say BAH. Whatever works for your children, go for it. All I know is that I have a friend who did the whole "attached parenting thing" and now her baby is SO spoiled that she sleeps on a mat with him every night in the living room because he will scream for hours if she doesn't.

I say, let em scream. It won't hurt them, and it is a behavioural pattern that they have set to manipulate you(poor tired mommy). They are smarter than you think! Those little kittens!

Luckily, I am not too afraid of being a mother of an infant. As the oldest of the six of us, and an experienced nanny, I think I will be OKAY.

Birth still scares the heck out of me but that is okay, I will deal with it as bravely as I can - with the epidural of course ;)

Sorry about this massively boring entry, I think I am boring myself. But HEY, cut me some slack, it's FRIDAY! I plan to do a little crib/dresser hunting with Dave tommorrow, and maybe even a tad of maternity clothes shopping (I am getting sick of wearing the same thing over and over).

Anyone wanna do a book swap with me? If you have a copy of LOVELY BONES, wanna trade it for a copy of WHITE OLEANDER? (very good book by the way)

I need something to pass the time here at work and I have polished off three books this week.