In my last post, I touched on the subject of wanting a natural, unmedicated birth. I do want to clear up some possible confusion- just because that is the birth that I want, it doesn't mean that is the birth I'm going to get, nor does that mean that is the only birth I'll be happy with. I understand things happen. I understand that as soon as you make a plan, the universe laughs at you. The most important thing is that we have a healthy baby, and that I survive the experience well enough to care for a newborn. Bottom line.
To clarify, my ideal situation is to have a natural birth. There are some steps I have taken towards this path, such as choosing a midwife instead of going with my OB/GYN and expressing interest in a birthing center rather than a hospital. A lot of the other factors that come into play in whether or not I have an unmedicated birth are yet to be determined. The best thing I can do for myself is to eat nutrious foods, exercise, sleep well, and listen to my body. That way, I know I will have done everything in my power to get the birth that I want. Everything else will just happen the way its supposed to happen.
Moving on, I think its been awhile since I've listed some pet peeves. Maybe its just because I'm pregnant right now and feeling whaleish, but #1 on my current list is "Boudoir Photos." I keep seeing these crop up on various blogs, and in my Facebook feed from friends who have done them "and its so empowering!" Gag. Look, let me tell you something. The last thing your husband/fiance/boyfriend/whatever wants is half naked pictures of you making duck face thinking its sexy. You know why? They already have you. They get to see you naked all the time. WTF are they going to do with pictures of you? I'll tell you what they're NOT going to do with them. They are not going to stash them in their underwear drawer and pull them out when they miss you to engage in some "me" time if you get what I mean. There is a WHOLE internet full of women they haven't seen naked yet that will do the trick. Another thing? They aren't going to be showing them to their friends. So, back to my original point. Why would they want that, and what are they going to do with them after looking at them once? Exactly. However, if you blog about your "Boudoir" session and tell me that you just took the pictures so you could look at yourself in print over and over and picture that is how you look everytime you're with your sig-other, that's something I can believe. Or if you are delusional enough to believe that your husband pulls those out to look at when he wants some five-finger action, go on ahead. Be empowered, you are so naughty!
#2 on current pet peeve list- heartburn. WTF is up with pregnancy heartburn? Ok, so extra progresterone makes my esophageal sphincter (chuckle) relax or whatever. It sucks. I'm over it.
And...lastly, #3. Painting your ring finger a different nail color/pattern whatever. I don't know how or why that started, but its annoying. Just stop.