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Why is it...that everyone feels the need to ask me if I'm ready to be a mom?? Why do other moms think it's soooo funny to tell you how much you're NOT going to know what you're doing??
 
Is anyone ever really ready to be a parent? Why do people want to make it out to be like you're going to suck at it? Do they forget that they were once a first time parent too?
 
Why can't women be encouraging with each other about this? It's scary enough without other people telling you how much life is going to suck.
 
So annoying!


Jul 5, 2012 - 12:02 pm
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It's hard but it's also the most amazing, important, rewarding thing you will ever do and it's worth all of the hard stuff!  It will make you a better person, look at the world in a completely different way, grow you up and change your perspective on so many things!  Don't let the negative comments get to you. 

Jul 5, 2012 - 12:09 pm
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What little I know about you @taramay , you are going to be a great mom, don't wrry about anything, it will be natural for you.

Jul 5, 2012 - 12:16 pm
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to be honest...i'm not really worried about it. people have kids all the time and do just fine! plus, i have LOTS of experience with little kids from teaching ages 2 1/2 to 6 for 5 years, and i was a nanny for a little girl that was 3 months old when i started watching her. she's 10 now...so i obviously didn't do too bad of a job! i have a good idea of what it takes, not that it won't be hard...because i know it will! but i'm also not 16...i'm 28, so i think i will be ok!

 

it's just crazy to me how other women think it's hilarious to tell you that you're not going to know what you're doing.
 


Jul 5, 2012 - 12:17 pm
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I so remember those days, and you are spot on, they suck.  I was huge with my oldest son, people would ask me if I was having twins.  I was all baby with him too.  From the back you couldn't tell I was pregnant until I turned around.  And the horror stories about the delivery.  Just mean stuff.  You have a doc, tell him/her your birthing plan and you are good to go.   My birthing plan was super easy.  Give me an epidural the minute I get the hospital.  Like my nurse told me, honey you are going home with a baby.  How you get there is up to you.  You can hurt or not.  I chose the not hurt option.  LOL

I have to say I was horrified they just let me and my dh come home with my baby.  What were they thinking?  lol  But you do it, and learn as you go.  Like you said, no parent is ready.  Sure you plan, and think for sure you know what you will or will not do.  But all that planning goes out the window when you hold that sweet baby in your arms.  You will do what ever on earth you can to keep her safe.  Everything else just isn't all that important.

You will do fine.  Or actually better than fine, because every year new moms are given more information so your life can be easier.  Diaper Genies were like sliced bread when I had my son.  Best things on earth!  lol

I can't imagine how moms did it with cloth diapers.  And now I can't imagine why moms would do that to themselves.  



Jul 5, 2012 - 12:20 pm
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Don't worry about it.  You'll NEVER be completely ready to be a mom.  It's training-on-the-job.

Jul 5, 2012 - 12:21 pm
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thanks guys. i think i'll survive! haha!
 
it's just sad to me that women are like that to each other. almost like, i went through hell, so i find humor in telling others how they're going to do the same. it's just not cool!

Jul 5, 2012 - 12:29 pm
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I think it's a sign of how unhappy people are in general.   Who takes pleasure in making someone else feel bad or anxious?  A miserable person, that's who.

Jul 5, 2012 - 12:34 pm
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yep taramay, it sucks!
 
i got so tired of the "enjoy your time now, better get used to no sleep, you're getting so big, ...blah blah blah".  i had a co-worker tell me one day "omg, you're huge"  my response was, umm, yeah i am like 39 weeks pregnant lady!
 
and no, you're never really ready to have kids.  i'm still not ready for some of the things my two year old does!

Jul 5, 2012 - 12:39 pm
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sooooo....are you ready to be a mom?

Jul 5, 2012 - 12:39 pm
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Just tell them "I'm already a mom"...because you are

Jul 5, 2012 - 12:40 pm
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sooooo....are you ready to be a mom?


@nycoil:
 
100%, bring it on! i know this because i read a book once.




Jul 5, 2012 - 12:41 pm
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and i have 2 dogs...can't be that different, right?!?!

Jul 5, 2012 - 12:42 pm
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maybe they just do it, because someone did it to them. paybacks!
 
i also love it when people ask, "they say you're kids will be twice as difficult as you were. are you ready for that?"

Jul 5, 2012 - 12:42 pm
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maybe they just do it, because someone did it to them. paybacks!
 
i also love it when people ask, "they say you're kids will be twice as difficult as you were. are you ready for that?"


@aggiebutterfly:
 
if that were the case...i think we'd all have kids with horns!
 
i was a super good kid, so that's a plus!




Jul 5, 2012 - 12:43 pm
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and i have 2 dogs...can't be that different, right?!?!


@taramay:


no, not according to some of the dog crazies
 
just don't tie up the baby outside and you'll be good to go!

Jul 5, 2012 - 12:45 pm
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