As many know one of my siblings has gotten his less than desirable significant other knocked up and their baby is due next month. She is toxic and I have no desire to get to know her. I don't like the person she has shaped my brother into being and our relationship has suffered greatly because of it.
They try to come off as the "be all end all" in baby knowledge, I'm the world's biggest idiot when it comes to infant/toddler care (despite having TWO degrees in prenatal/infant/toddler growth and development), but what do I know.
I usually just try to leave them alone. I don't need the drama or the antics that come along with them at the moment. However, tonight, E decided it would be a good night to push my buttons, most likely intentionally (you have to agree with me there, Mom). He asked why we got a doppler and I told him because we wanted one and we had the money for one. He then proceeded to tell me what a waste it was and how stupid I am for having one and how dumb it was.
How 'bout this, darling brother. You lose a baby and then you can come back and tell me how stupid you think having peace of mind at home in between appointments is. Okay?
After our exciting trip to the ER last night (more on that to come later-I had some heavy bleeding, cramping and passed some clots; Baby is fine and I'm well, but it was scary nonetheless) NOTHING I do that I feel ensures my peace of mind and allows me to enjoy this pregnancy just an ounce more is not stupid or dumb or a waste.
That's all I really have to say about the whole issue. Don't speak on something you have absolutely no knowledge or experience in dealing with.
PS- Baby measured 5-6 days AHEAD now and weighs in at a hefty 4 oz! Grow baby grow!
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