I was just flicking though and found you girls way off the original topic but I can really relate to what you've been saying.
I worked in a mall when I was pregnant and had people asking every question under the sun all day, when's bub due? Do you know what you're having? when are you finishing work? Are you coming back to work? Is this your first?
Well towards the end I got so sick of all the questions that I started giving sarcastic answers...
'Bub is due at 40 weeks'. 'I think I'm having a baby'. 'I finish work at 6, why?' 'Yes, I'm coming back to work tomorrow'. 'First what? Do you mean my first day? No I've been here for 4 years.' It was worse when I'd serve really rude older ladies who changed their tone when the realised I was preggas.
Now we get stopped everywhere we go getting little bits of advice from perfect strangers. Once an older lady stopped me and said 'I hope you don't mind but when you pick up your baby make sure you support her neck, I've heard if you don't it could cause brain damage', well Alannah has always been good with her head & neck control and I was always careful but I didn't treat her like a china doll.
And another time (we were out shopping) Alannah was tired, I was trying to get her to sleep and a lady said 'it's dinner time', I'd just fed her so I turned to the lady and said 'no, it's sleep time' then Alannah started choking from crying so much and another older lady came over and said 'are you choking that baby?' I was upset enough as it was because my baby was tired & upset, so I turned to her and said 'Yes and I'm doing it on purpose'.
Well that shut her up! and the group of ladies left, disgusted that I'd talked to them like that. I guess it was rude of me, but I was just so sick of people trying to tell me what my baby wanted/needed when they don't even know her. (winge, winge, winge)
Sorry I fell into the winge-pit, not usually like that.
Now when we go out we usually just get "isn't she a beautiful baby', 'how old is she?', these I can handle but sometimes I fell like handing out a flier with all her details so we don't get all the questions!!
But she is a beautiful, happy baby so I should just be happy that she's so perfect and people are looking at her because of that and not because there's something wrong with her.
Man I can chat this morning, DH has gone away for a few days so feeling lonely already.
Hope you all have a good day
Kelly & Alannah
Kelly wink Mikki