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  • I started a new mommy group on Tuesday. There are about a dozen moms and babies in the group. I'm the only one in the group who had an intervention free birth and the only one who hasn't had any problems with breastfeeding. Rationally I know that's just an anecdote and means nothing but I can't help but feel a little smug about the whole thing.

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    I started a new mommy group on Tuesday. There are about a dozen moms and babies in the group. I'm the only one in the group who had an intervention free birth and the only one who hasn't had any problems with breastfeeding. Rationally I know that's just an anecdote and means nothing but I can't help but feel a little smug about the whole thing.

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    I started a new mommy group on Tuesday. There are about a dozen moms and babies in the group. I'm the only one in the group who had an intervention free birth and the only one who hasn't had any problems with breastfeeding. Rationally I know that's just an anecdote and means nothing but I can't help but feel a little smug about the whole thing.


    Well you're just lovely. So how smug should I feel then that I had an elective induction which turned into an unplanned c/s because of meconium, baby was in a special care nursery for 5 days, got formula and a pacifier before I was able to try nursing him, and I still have no problems nursing?

    Oh wait, I don't feel smug at all cause I'm not a POS who makes myself feel better through other mother's struggles. Good for you though, I'm sure you'll make friends fast
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  • I can't stand to see babies with pierced ears. I just don't see the necessity.
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    I started a new mommy group on Tuesday. There are about a dozen moms and babies in the group. I'm the only one in the group who had an intervention free birth and the only one who hasn't had any problems with breastfeeding. Rationally I know that's just an anecdote and means nothing but I can't help but feel a little smug about the whole thing.


    Smugtastic!
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    I started a new mommy group on Tuesday. There are about a dozen moms and babies in the group. I'm the only one in the group who had an intervention free birth and the only one who hasn't had any problems with breastfeeding. Rationally I know that's just an anecdote and means nothing but I can't help but feel a little smug about the whole thing.


    So is smugness a requirement to join? Sounds like a fun group!
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    I started a new mommy group on Tuesday. There are about a dozen moms and babies in the group. I'm the only one in the group who had an intervention free birth and the only one who hasn't had any problems with breastfeeding. Rationally I know that's just an anecdote and means nothing but I can't help but feel a little smug about the whole thing.

    Sounds like a group that I would just LOVE to be a part of. You sound like an awesome person to have around for support in a new mommies group.
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    I can't stand to see babies with pierced ears. I just don't see the necessity.

    I used to want to get my babys ears pierced when I was little. Glad I grew out of it!  I'll wait until she's older :)

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    I can't stand to see babies with pierced ears. I just don't see the necessity.
    I think it's cute.

    Me too! Luckily I had a boy because I think my husband and I would have disagreed on this completely.  

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    I can't stand to see babies with pierced ears. I just don't see the necessity.

    I think it's cute.

    I think it looks cute, but I wouldn't do it. If C wants her ears pierced later on then I will let her.
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    I started a new mommy group on Tuesday. There are about a dozen moms and babies in the group. I'm the only one in the group who had an intervention free birth and the only one who hasn't had any problems with breastfeeding. Rationally I know that's just an anecdote and means nothing but I can't help but feel a little smug about the whole thing.


    Well you're right that it means nothing.
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    I started a new mommy group on Tuesday. There are about a dozen moms and babies in the group. I'm the only one in the group who had an intervention free birth and the only one who hasn't had any problems with breastfeeding. Rationally I know that's just an anecdote and means nothing but I can't help but feel a little smug about the whole thing.


    Well you're just lovely. So how smug should I feel then that I had an elective induction which turned into an unplanned c/s because of meconium, baby was in a special care nursery for 5 days, got formula and a pacifier before I was able to try nursing him, and I still have no problems nursing?

    Oh wait, I don't feel smug at all cause I'm not a POS who makes myself feel better through other mother's struggles. Good for you though, I'm sure you'll make friends fast


    I have to second Beachy on this. I've had two c sections, one emergency and one planned. I've never had a problem nursing until this past Sunday when I came down with thrush. I have a newfound respect for mothers who have had problems and pushed through it.

    If anyone should feel smug, it should be the warriors who go through hell for their babies, not the ones who breeze through.
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    I can't stand to see babies with pierced ears. I just don't see the necessity.

    I think it's cute.

    I think it looks cute, but I wouldn't do it. If C wants her ears pierced later on then I will let her.

    Yeah, I'm holding off so I can use it as a bribe... I mean reward...

    Haha!
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  • "Smug" might have been the wrong word choice, I'm not proud of the unpopular opinions that I find myself having about other moms! I should keep my embarrassing and shitty thoughts to myself, even on the internet. I'm really sorry everyone.

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    I can't stand to see babies with pierced ears. I just don't see the necessity.


    This! I totally agree.
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    I can't stand to see babies with pierced ears. I just don't see the necessity.

    I think it's cute.



    Me too. I'm wrestling with whether or not to do it.

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    "Smug" might have been the wrong word choice, I'm not proud of the unpopular opinions that I find myself having about other moms! I should keep my embarrassing and shitty thoughts to myself, even on the internet. I'm really sorry everyone.

    Hey at least you realize what you said/thought is shitty. I'm sure we all have shitty thoughts about other people/moms. Everyone judges something. 

      
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  • I kind of dread L's awake time. I don't think she finds me very entertaining.

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    image laurenann82:
    I started a new mommy group on Tuesday. There are about a dozen moms and babies in the group. I'm the only one in the group who had an intervention free birth and the only one who hasn't had any problems with breastfeeding. Rationally I know that's just an anecdote and means nothing but I can't help but feel a little smug about the whole thing.
    Well you're just lovely. So how smug should I feel then that I had an elective induction which turned into an unplanned c/s because of meconium, baby was in a special care nursery for 5 days, got formula and a pacifier before I was able to try nursing him, and I still have no problems nursing? Oh wait, I don't feel smug at all cause I'm not a POS who makes myself feel better through other mother's struggles. Good for you though, I'm sure you'll make friends fast
    I have to second Beachy on this. I've had two c sections, one emergency and one planned. I've never had a problem nursing until this past Sunday when I came down with thrush. I have a newfound respect for mothers who have had problems and pushed through it. If anyone should feel smug, it should be the warriors who go through hell for their babies, not the ones who breeze through.

    Exactly! M and I had some serious breastfeeding issues where he was threatened to be put in the pediatric unit if his weight did not go up. I was terrified and did whatever I had to do, which meant my "no bottles until 6 weeks and no formula" goal was completely taken away. I modified my plan to do what was best for my baby. I was put on a strict feed every two hour, then supplement with pumped milk, then pump for 20 minutes schedule. That combined with the washing of parts, changing him, and getting a second to pee myself was all the time I had before I had to start that cycle all over. Thank goodness I had help from family, because there is no way I could have done it on my own (my husband was away for military training). Those weeks were extremely exhausting, so it's hard to imagine another mother feeling smug over my struggles.  

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    "Smug" might have been the wrong word choice, I'm not proud of the unpopular opinions that I find myself having about other moms! I should keep my embarrassing and shitty thoughts to myself, even on the internet. I'm really sorry everyone.

    Hey at least you realize what you said/thought is shitty. I'm sure we all have shitty thoughts about other people/moms. Everyone judges something. 

    This is also true. Everyone thinks crappy things sometimes. I guess it's hard to put yourself in a position until you're living it.  

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    I kind of dread L's awake time. I don't think she finds me very entertaining.
    That's cus you're boring.
    But I do my one man band/acrobat routine while dressed as Stiffler's Mom! How is that NOT entertaining??!!?

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    I started a new mommy group on Tuesday. There are about a dozen moms and babies in the group. I'm the only one in the group who had an intervention free birth and the only one who hasn't had any problems with breastfeeding. Rationally I know that's just an anecdote and means nothing but I can't help but feel a little smug about the whole thing.

    I had some of these same feelings before I gave birth. I side eyed all of the elective inductions and moms who didn't bf because "it hurt." Then I ended up with an induction and back labor that led me to accept the epidural. When DD was hospitalized for jaundice at 3 days old I had to give up bf to get enough fluids in her to help pass the bili. Babies make the plans, not us so I have learned how unfair it is to quietly judge someone for their birth or parenting. You just don't know what they have been through.


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    I kind of dread L's awake time. I don't think she finds me very entertaining.
    same here, especially when my twins wake up at the same time. The only thing they seem entertained by are my boobs or a bottle.
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    "Smug" might have been the wrong word choice, I'm not proud of the unpopular opinions that I find myself having about other moms! I should keep my embarrassing and shitty thoughts to myself, even on the internet. I'm really sorry everyone.


    If you never had problems breast feeding then I would hold off on judging. My DD was born 3 weeks early via induction due to high BP. She refused to latch and we tried everything possible in the hospital. The LCs said she was having problems very typical of a pre term baby.

    The absolute worst feeling in the world is seeing your baby hungry and screaming and not being able to provide for them. I would be devastated if someone thought it was my fault.

    Just something to think about...
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    I started a new mommy group on Tuesday. There are about a dozen moms and babies in the group. I'm the only one in the group who had an intervention free birth and the only one who hasn't had any problems with breastfeeding. Rationally I know that's just an anecdote and means nothing but I can't help but feel a little smug about the whole thing.

    I had some of these same feelings before I gave birth. I side eyed all of the elective inductions and moms who didn't bf because "it hurt." Then I ended up with an induction and back labor that led me to accept the epidural. When DD was hospitalized for jaundice at 3 days old I had to give up bf to get enough fluids in her to help pass the bili. Babies make the plans, not us so I have learned how unfair it is to quietly judge someone for their birth or parenting. You just don't know what they have been through.

    Amen. Try 32 hours of labor with a baby faced sunny side up, and you'll want an epi. And I guess I failed because after 32 hrs we had a csection because he couldn't get through and my cervix actually started closing from swelling. I agree with PP who respects the women who went through he'll and back and did anything they could to get their baby here safely.
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  • Oh good!  We already have a mommy martyr of the year!  CONGRATULATIONS you chose to suffer through horribly painful contractions and that your baby latches on awesomely!  Where is the BUMP trophy for new mom of the year!?
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    "Smug" might have been the wrong word choice, I'm not proud of the unpopular opinions that I find myself having about other moms! I should keep my embarrassing and shitty thoughts to myself, even on the internet. I'm really sorry everyone.

    It's really hard for me to read these thoughts.  My body has failed me over and over again during pregnancy -- one late loss, another near loss, heart failure, bed rest, a c-section, and then a lack of milk supply that led to severe jaundice, weight loss, and a re-hospitalization.  It's sad and frustrating to read that someone would look at these issues and derive a feeling of superiority from it.  I wish things had gone differently for me, but they didn't. And to think that someone else would look down on me for it is truly disappointing.    

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    "Smug" might have been the wrong word choice, I'm not proud of the unpopular opinions that I find myself having about other moms! I should keep my embarrassing and shitty thoughts to myself, even on the internet. I'm really sorry everyone.

    It's really hard for me to read these thoughts.  My body has failed me over and over again during pregnancy -- one late loss, another near loss, heart failure, bed rest, a c-section, and then a lack of milk supply that led to severe jaundice, weight loss, and a re-hospitalization.  It's sad and frustrating to read that someone would look at these issues and derive a feeling of superiority from it.  I wish things had gone differently for me, but they didn't. And to think that someone else would look down on me for it is truly disappointing.    



    No kidding. I tried more than anyone to breastfeed. Well my baby had failure to thrive due to a severe lip and tongue tie which led to a weak uncoordinated suck. I had to retrain her how to suck and now I pump so I can give her breast milk. Congrats to OP who had it "easy". You really shouldn't feel smug.
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  • More of a confession than a UO, but whatever.

    Lots of Moms dread leaving their babies, but I actually look forward to short trips to the store alone. I feel kind of guilty for enjoying those moments.
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