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Thursday, January 31, 2008

Some Curiosities....

Phillygirl, from "Glad To Be A Girl" sent me the following email:
If you don't read this, you should ;)
Can other people request questions from the moms on the bad mommy blog?
I'd like to know :
1. what was the thing nobody told you about the whole giving birth experience?
2. did you have to see the placenta (is it gross?) ... and did you do anything bizarre with it (keep it in the freezer, eat it etc) ?
3. what is/was the cutest baby item you owned?
4. I'm worried I'll be annoyed if the in-laws buy all the fun stuff that I want to chose for my one-day kiddies ... is it really a problem forthose of you who are ovely-controlling or are you just so thrilled bythe gifts & spoiling?
5. how old was your kid when they learnt their first swear word and who was it from? (my ex-boyfs dad was so looking forward to his firstgrandkids and was determined to teach them to say f**k. I promptlyreplied that the day my kid came home saying that was the last un-supervised visit he'd have :) ):)
So ladies: what are your responses? (You are allowed to answer this one in the comments section, by the way!)

5 comments:

Bridget said...

Nice questions:

1. Luckliy I read about 1o books on childbirth. I was ready.

2. I did see in on the video. It's gross!

3. God how to I choose? I think the pram. It was state of the art.

4. Luckily when my ex's parents found out I was pregnant they decided there was no need to pretend to like me. I haven't spoken to them in almost 6 years. They never bought anything for The Pickle or if they did my ex passed it off as his own.

5. I don't remember when but I know The Pickle does a mean, "Shit" and "Fuck" she learnt form The Dingbat, my mom. From me she has picked up Asswipe and Hell. I try to teach her that swearing is bad, but there is something hilarious about a vile mouthed 5-year-old.

Expensive Mistakes and Cheap Thrills said...

1. ummmm....i had a general anaesthetic and a caesarian. i just didn't expect to cry so much before hand. i was bawling my face off. i really wanted a natural birth, but the umbilical cord was wrapped around The Kid's neck, preventing him from descending, so after the doc had induced labour twice and i'd been in labour for about 12 hours (it wasn't hectic, i'd had worse period pains) they decided to cut me open. i saw the pics. it was pretty cool. (they're here if you wanna check 'em http://batchfoo.blogspot.com/2007/11/big-birth-day.html)

2. no i didn't. unfortuntately. i would have loved to see it. after all, that kept my baby alive for 9 months. but actually, it probably would have made me cotch. i'm squeamish that way.

3. some of the little babygro's are just too bloody adorable for words. we also built The Kid a bear (www.buildabear.co.za) before he was born. It's pretty damn cool. i also love those baby outfits with the hoods that have ears on them. those rock:) -- okay, yeah, i dress The Kid like a dork.

4. there's so much other shit to buy and it's all so expensive, you let them buy as much as they please. encourage it, in fact. i spend all my money on nappies and formula and shit like that, it's nice that the in=laws buy stuff too. baby stuff is fecking expensive.

5. he hasn't even said his first word yet. but i'm betting it will be 'asshole'. i call luke that a lot. as a joke most of the time. kinda like a term of endearment. The Kid is going to think his dad's name is "Asshole". hehe.

CamiKaos said...

1. what was the thing nobody told you about the whole giving birth experience?

I was prepared for the actual birth but no one bothered to tell me about passing blood clots afterwards.

2. did you have to see the placenta (is it gross?) ... and did you do anything bizarre with it (keep it in the freezer, eat it etc)?

I never saw the placenta. I won't look at things like that. YUCK. eew. But I had an incredibly complicated birth and wound up with the placenta stranded inside my body and the doctor had to forcibly remove it... not good times. not. good. times.


3. what is/was the cutest baby item you owned?

Cutest? Some onsies that I bought for K and then printed out my art on iron ons and decorated or painted with an airbrush myself. The BEST baby item I had though was the baby bjorn. That thing was indispensable.


4. I'm worried I'll be annoyed if the in-laws buy all the fun stuff that I want to chose for my one-day kiddies ... is it really a problem forthose of you who are ovely-controlling or are you just so thrilled bythe gifts & spoiling?

I was really straightforward about what I wanted and we made gift registries so it wasn't much of a problem. I make no secret of my need to have things the way I want them and when you are pregnant you can really get away with speaking your mind.

5. how old was your kid when they learnt their first swear word and who was it from?

Oh, I'm sure that K knows her fair share but at 2 months till her 6th birthday she doesn't use any...

angel said...

1. no one told me i might not remember the moment they handed my son to me for the first time! or that i wouldn't feel them inject a local for the episiotomy.

2. if i saw it - i don't remember... and no, i definitely didn't keep it!!!

3. i was given a white and navy blue velvet babygro with satin teddiy bears appliqued on the fron. he wore it once, and its the only thing (apart from his christening shoes and one of his blankets) that i have kept.

4. i think i would be thrilled with the gifts and the spoiling if they got the stuff i wanted- rather than the stuff they want... i never had inlaws so luckily i never had to go through that!

5. damien was 3 when he first dropped the f-bomb... and i think it came from one of my cousins. and then they very quickly taught him to flip-the-bird as well!

stephanie said...

1. Like Expensive said, the involuntary weepiness was a bit of a surprise along with the frickin' itchiness from morphine wearing off.

2. No placenta viewing/keeping/eating, etc.

3. I found an impossibly adorable (and totally impractical) babyGAP navy blue rollneck sweater at a garage sale that I put on my tots as often as they'd tolerate.

4. I am a control freak and wanted exactly what I wanted, so I gently tried to pass on the word of which things I preferred. (Momzilla, I know - I tried to be kind!)

5. I don't know how old they were when they first said "Crap" (because that is my preferred swear around the house), but it's been years since they started...They're only words; we focus on remembering to be respectful of other people's sensitivities and if "Damn" or "Shit" pops out at home, we'll live.

Great questions, Phillygirl!