I wanted to tell you that I came on here and wanted to tell you how excited I am to be joining you on the October 2008 birthboards. Then I read your latest post, and my heart just goes out to you. You are an amazing woman, and a wonderful mother. Those women are just nasty and hateful, and obviously have wayyyy too much time on their hands. I love how people like to judge others without knowing them or their stories. It's pathetic. I want you to know that I think you're sooo inspiring, and your latest birth story encouraged me to want to have a water birth of my own! I am looking forward to making this journey with you. I too have a young son, he's only 5 months old. My two will be one year apart, just like Lacey Rose and your new baby. I look forward to getting to know you better! Keep your chin up and don't let some ignorant, sad, old women keep you from enjoying your beautiful life! I am here to talk if you ever want to PM me.
Sandy! Thank you so much! I am feeling much better now about it - I was upset for a few days but now I kind of feel sorry for them, because they'll never know or understand the joy my children bring me.
I am soooo pleased you're pregnant again. I know you're hoping to adopt one day but wow!!! You make such a great Mum and it takes such a lot of work and heartache to go through an adoption - I am glad that you are able to enjoy motherhood this way before moving onto enjoying motherhood through adoption. We have a long term plan to do long-term fostering once our kids are all in their teens. It's not an adoption but you care for the child until they reach the age of 16/18 and are able to go out into the big wide world themselves...
Lacey-Rose and this baby will be 14months apart... My first two children though are 11months apart (infact this time next week I'll have two 6 years old, but no twins!!! That always confuses people!) and it was the BEST gap I ever had. It was hard work but nowhere near as hard work as having a toddler and a baby!!! You'll love it I'm sure! And your children will be so close, once they reach similar height etc people will always mistake them for twins (they do with my two boys!), it's great fun!
I'm looking forward to reading your journey here and on Oct 08 board!
Thank you so much for your comments! I am glad that you think the short age gap is doable and even easy! I am just a little nervous about it and I hope I can handle it! We'll be closer to family when New Baby gets here, so I'm hoping that will make it a lot easier.
I'm glad you are over those terrible comments those stupid women made! You are so much better than that, and it IS sad that they have so much time to sit around and orchestrate something like that.
Anyway, I look forward to following your journey!! So excited that we're doing this together!!
PS - Hey, Amber!! Another October '08 mama - we should start a club here at the pregnancy journals board!
Just read the details of your scan. What an @$$ munch!! Could you write a formal complaint?? I would! They have no business talking about your family or any of the choices you've made! I am so sorry the experience was so horrible.
Oops, I hardly ever check this thread (it had quite the dry spell for a while). Thanks for the nice comments, Cali and Amber. I'm so happy to see you two over here (I was wondering when Amber was going to wander over ) and I stalk your journals regularly. I'm so glad things are going well!