I hope everyone has some nice relaxing plans made for this weekend!
I'll have a bit of strange day tomorrow... my sister and I are driving 3.5 hours to our old hometown to meet my parents (who are driving 2 hours from where they live now) for the funeral of our old neighbour. My parents lived across the street from them for almost my entire life, until my parents moved a few years ago. My mom still stays in frequent touch with Shelly and she's an amazing person. John is the one who has passed away, and he's been very sick for a long time and very unhappy about life, so it's almost a relief more than something to be sad about.
But I have such mixed feelings about going! I will no doubt see many people that I haven't seen in years, some who will know that I'm pregnant, and some who won't. Some will possibly not even know that I'm married now since my parents no longer live there. I have this strange desire to make sure I look extra nice tomorrow to try to impress people. What people? I have no idea. But I just feel sort of odd about it all. Possibly because I feel like a balloon...
Anyway... here's hoping everything goes well with the service etc. and that it doesn't turn out to be a really awkward day for me either.
This is the same stupid woman who when I announced my pg at work at about 16 weeks said "oh, did you only just find out?" Yes, I only just noticed that I have missed my period for four consecutive months, am gaining weight at an alarming rate and have been nauseous for weeks on end. And the first thing I did was come to work and tell you.
oh kirstabelle you make me laugh so much!!! And never worry about the organisation - I dunno if you've ever seen the film Jack and Sarah, but in it a baby is born and the guy Has no idea how to dress it so just puts it in a padded envelope/jiffy bag, and sticks one of his socks on its head...you can improvise
Readytomum, sorry to hear about the funeral. I do know what you mean about wanting to make an effort when you are seeing people you haven't seen in ages, I would definitely do the same. Plus I'd be hunting out the outfit that made my bump look biggest just to make sure there was no confusion!!
Hello to everyone! I understand what you mean readytomum you want them to think you are doing well in life even if they mean nothing to you because its been a long time since you saw them and a lot has changed. I'm sure you will look lovely
Some woman outside asda was pushing her screaming kid in a trolley today and she looked at me and said you've got all of this to come.. I didn't bother telling her I had 2 other kids and none of them acted that way in public haha.. Connie had a tantrum once in a shop I just picked her up under my arm and carried on shopping while she tantrumed, she eventually got the point that her shit wasn't going to fly and stopped bothering. Not one single tantrum in public after that <--- smug face!
The lady in the contact center is really pissing me off... it's not hard to do admittedly because I'm pregnant and everyone pisses me off lately... she said to me, your ex husband gave your daughter some beads make sure she uses them up before the baby comes so the baby doesn't choke on them... like I don't know how to look after babies!! I've only had 3 now.. stupid cow!
And then... my uncle keeps taking the piss out of Benson's name, he keeps saying shit like Benson and hedges so I had a go at him for it after he didn't stop the first time and he said to me.. it's only what people are saying behind your back!! SHIT ME!! So then I grabbed my phone and started calling people and asking if they were sayign that shit about my baby too and apparently they are but agreed to stop now. I swear... where do these people think they have any right to comment on MY babies name??? I could kick ass today!!
UK they really all need to piss off about the name! Honestly, I think every name out there can be twisted into something unsavory if people really want to be assholes... Which it sounds like in your case! I've not gotten too much negative on our name but I'm sure someone will say something rude eventually!
What name have you chosen sweetpea? I expected some shit for Benson's name so I asked them politely to stop the first time it just pissed me off that they carried on. It really does annoy me... but then he is the same person who said my first scan pic looked like a poo too bad hes family or he would have been gone by now. xxx
We chose Scarlett Lynn - thought we'd catch hell because of 'The Scarlett Letter' and such but so far so good.
My feeling is if someone wants to have so much input on a baby's name then they should just have one of their own and they can name it whatever they want! (Although if they are that rude maybe parenting shouldn't be on the table LOL) why people feel the need to make fun of or put down a name that parents have put at least a little thought into and chosen for their child is beyond me - it is so unbelievably rude but soooo commonplace for whatever reason... Just like comments about a pregnant belly - keep it to yourself people! I will admit there are times when I really dislike a name someone chose for their LO, but it is not MY child and not my place to put down THEIR choice! I always smile and awwww just like I would if I loved it, because it is special to them whether I understand it or not - and it's not really awing over the name, it's awing over the fact that the baby has a little identity and makes them seem more like a little person than just saying 'baby'.
Girls I have 8 huge totes that DH brought upstairs full of baby clothes. 8 HUGE TOTES. HUGE.
I was expecting like maybe 4?!
They are packed in really tight too.
We didn't really buy a ton of clothes (I looove baby clothes shopping but bought maybe a third of what is in there) and I am just shocked how much there is to go through. I know there is stuff that DS never even wore because he grew out of things before I managed to get it on him but I didn't think I had that much stuff! It's stuff from preemie all the way to 18 months but still. There's a small (or large!) yard sale fortune in my living room. Plus I have another probably almost full totes worth of stuff I just cleaned out of his closet and dresser a few evenings ago.
Its been a lazy day on the couch for me lol. Sweatpea and Candy, I can't believe have the need to make fun of anything you pick for the baby . It makes me so mad! Why do they feel that they have the right to comment on it at all?!? Both names are absolutely lovely! I can't believe they want to compare your baby to cigarettes! You should see if there is something wrong with them maybe
Good luck ReadytoMum, I hope your days goes ok.
Kristabelle, I love the new words I learn on here too .
Teamo, Its def busy in here lol. I can keep up during the week usually, because I always ready while at work ... weekends are a bit tougher (unless i'm lazy and do nothing all day lol)
They just like to put people down I think Steph.. They obviously cant stand other people to be happy without bringing them down. I just hated the way he said that he was just saying what others were saying behind my back. It really got to me.
I would love a sofa day.. Im chilling out now in Aarons pjs watching football with him while the kids play their new games. Thank goodness we can stay home tomorrow as the center is shut on sundays yay! Xx
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