SITB Because I prefer to believe we haven't become that obsessed with every tiny holiday, I like to believe children believe in the Easter bunny because of all the small stuff and not parents saying it's real. Like seeing and taking pictures with the Easter bunny at the mall, or movies and tv, or the fact that an Easter basket is giving (which usually comes from the Easter bunny). I mean, let's face it, out of all the make believe people we have made up, the Easter bunny is probably the most ridiculous. Even as a child I was slightly confused by it all. Like how would a bunny, without thumbs and can only hop, deliver all these Easter baskets in one night? And why is he so obsessed with eggs?
vrj0522, super weird that the Easter bunny being real is a thing to a 12 year old. I guess my UO is that I don't think kids really need to believe any of it is real - Easter bunny, Santa, whatever. I mean, if they believe it's real on their own, that's cool... but trying to preserve it until they're teenagers is just awkward.
I got some free Avent bottles but I'm getting a Medela pump through my insurance. Do you have to use the same brand of bottles with your pump? I'd rather not buy some kind of conversion thing because I just want things to be easy, so do I need to go get Medela bottles? Or do I pump into a Medela bottle or bag and just dump it into whatever bottles I want to use? I'm so clueless about pumping.
I've gone off the deep end with eating this past weekend. Think I can just tell them to forget weighing me from here on out? "That's enough, thanks!"
Like Santa and the tooth fairy, the Easter bunny is "real" at our house until our kids figure it out. And even then, they'll likely get stuff from them. From a parenting perspective, I think the Easter bunny is so much easier than Santa. Smaller gifts and less work. Plus the bunny always hides the Easter basket so you have to search for it. He's so mischievous.
@kat81 I could have written your whole post, anterior placental and all! It's so weird because I am quite tall, so I feel like it's impossible for LO to be smooshing my pelvis and lungs at the same time, but here we are. I'm not mentally/emotionally prepared, but my body is def tired of being pregnant.
@kat81, @llenadevida900, and @PartiallyDomesticated I'm right there with you all. I have a short torso so I think it's easier for me to feel him high and low at the same time. The only real problem I have with all of that is when he somehow gets high enough to cause the pain in my upper back making me not able to breathe well, have hot flashes, feel like running to the Ba'ath room, and ultimately having a long contraction (or what I've come to believe is one). This happened again last night much like the time a couple of weeks ago and I ended up going to my dr's office. Hard to believe that's what's going on but I'm not a dr so what do I know!? I see my dr tomorrow and I'm going to tell her about it again. It wears me out and I'm so sore the next morning. I told my boss I'd try to do a half day today or just work from home all day if possible. Ugh...are we there yet?eta: autocorrecr