Written by Girl Birthday Gift
I am not going to be your "typical" mom.
Women are so freakin' judgemental and I'm entering a whole new level. Women judging moms or moms-to-be (and whether they have any children or not). It's just freakin' ridiculous and downright horrible. It's stressful enough going through all of the hormone changes, body changes, the scary realization you're about to be a mom (or the already day-to-day stressors of being a mom), etc. The last thing we need is unnecessary judgement.
Most women want vaginal births and there are a ton of haters out there that hate on women who have had c-sections (whether the c-section was by choice or not). News flash, just b/c someone didn't push their baby out of their vag does not make them any less of a mother or a woman just like someone who has a baby via surrogacy or adopts isn't any less of a mother. I personally would prefer a c-section. I really don't want a vaginal birth but I've decided that I'm going to just push away my anxieties and go with the flow on this one. If I give birth vaginally, then I do, and if I end up having a c-section, then awesome. My sister and I were both born via c-section. B/c of the crappy annoying world of insurance, my mom had to push for 2 hours before getting a c-section with me. She just was not able to give birth vaginally and guess what? My sister and I both turned out pretty damn awesome if you ask me.
And don't get me started on breastfeeding. I'm so sick of hearing "breast is best". It's not always the case people!!! How about if your baby is allergic to breast milk, then how can that possibly be best? If you want to breastfeed or have breastfed or are breastfeeding, good for you but I'm not going to be and I don't have to list the reasons why either. I am going to be feeding my daughter formula only. I swear when some people hear that you're going to not only bottle feed your baby but feed her formula, they act like you're killing your child or that the world is going to end. Get over it. My little girl will be just fine.
I swear, everyone and their mother are just so freakin' critical, judgy, and opinionated these days, even if they haven't gone through the particular experience themselves! Everyone has every right to their own opinion but can we like stop all the pettiness please? Like people criticizing women's bodies when they're pregnant or their post pregnancy bodies. Whether you're in the process of growing your baby (ok, that sounds a little weird) or just gave birth to one (or two or three or more), you certainly don't need negativity about your body blasting your way at a hundred miles per hour. Warning: If you're going to negatively criticize my body during or post pregnancy, you might just earn yourself a punch to the face.
On that note, I'll leave y'all with this: