Grrrr, one of my girlfriends is a huge huge know it all. She has 3 stepsons and her daughter is almost 6 months, so apparently that means she knows exactly what I want for my future as a mother. A couple of examples: a few weeks ago, I mentioned that my husband and I had discussed it and had decided that we only want one baby. It wasn't set in stone. I'm not planning on running and having my tubes tied the second DD is born! However, she launched into this thing about how once I had my daughter I would change my mind, that I wouldn't be satisfied w just one. Now this is going to sound awful, but I've never really been a kid person. I like kids ok. I don't go around kicking them or taking lollipops, but I'm not one of those that volunteers to babysit people's kids or anything. So the likelihood is, I'll be happy with just one child. There have to be other people that are satisfied with just one or there would be no only children in the world.
Then today I find out she kept her daughter's umbilical cord. I said I didn't even know people did that and that I think I'm just going to keep a lock of hair. Oh no! That too is something I apparently will change my mind about. After all, without that my daughter would have starved inside my body and wouldn't exist at all. Rather than saying that the thought of keeping the umbilical cord actually makes me nauseous (sorry to all those that have kept them), I held my tongue and just said that everyone had different ideas as to what items were important for keepsakes and that I would do what felt right for me.
It just makes me soooo frustrated that she thinks that what was right for her should automatically be right for me. Anyone else tired of the unsolicited advice from people who already have kids...???