Sunday, September 23, 2012

My favorite season/ BoBB talk/ A passive aggressive PSA

Yesterday my cousin Whitney came to visit. It was nice to catch up a bit. It was the first time she has been to the house, in fact, I dont think I have seen her but twice this past year. But no matter what, we pick up where we left off and it only feels like days. We all went over to James and Holly's house for dinner. Going over there is always great. Its nice to have a laid back friendship with people, where your're not obligated to put on an entertaining face. Its nice to just sit around the table and chat. I'm so thankful for those friendships. I wouldnt trade that group of friends for anything. James is an excellent chef, so of course, we had an awesome always! Fish tacos and such. So so good! 
I met Holly for a little fall crafting this afternoon. That went so well.....*sarcasm*.... We ended up just buying some decorations, you know, stayed there for 2 1/2 hours. Sheesh. Can you tell Chad never browses with me??  It was really nice to look at most everything in the Halloween section 200 times and not be pushed to leave! I got some stuff to decorate my mantel, but I feel like its lacking something. Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated. Please excuse the picture quality. It is not up to par! Perhaps I will retake it and post a better, more focused picture.

 The Fall puts me in such a great mood.Today felt awesome outside. I wish everyday felt like today! Its the little thing, like these Harvest M&Ms that make me smile!

******Britt steps onto her soapbox******

 Now that we have a computer that works well, I am able to watch some TV on my laptop (...and I have an awesome friend w/ Netflix)! Right now, I get to watch The Business of Being Born series. I just watched the celebrity one! I love hearing all these mother's stories. I cant wait until I'll be able to have my own birth story! Kate Hudson just shared her VBAC story on Ellen. I think its so awesome to hear about women who have VBAC's. Its ingrained in us that it is too painful and cant be done, but I think we as women can underestimate how strong we are. We are so quick to jump on the pain free method without challenging ourselves. And thats how I see it, as a challenge. Can I deliver a baby, feel every bit of what is happening to my body and know I did it medicine free? I hope so! I think it is annoying is when people tell me I'm crazy and wont be able to do it. I would never tell anyone I think the way they chose to give birth was a dumb choice, because it was their choice and we all have the freedom to make our own choices. I only hope one day I'll be able to prove them differently. Most of my friends had drugs when they gave birth, so I cant knock them, they are still champs!  I cant knock any mamas.  Please dont get me wrong, I am so thankful for modern medicine and the technology to save lives ( believe me), but you can bet I'll do whatever to take the holistic route first. This has been a hot topic in my house lately. If any follow up treatments are needed, I will try a natural approach first. Medicine/Treatments, they can be so harsh on your body, and I want less in mine as possible.

                                        *******Britt steps off her soapbox and puts it away for a while*******

With that being said and the soapbox gone, here are a few things you DO NOT say/do to someone when you find out they are sick :

1. Its God's will  <--really people? really.
2. Technology today is great! <---- yes, I know that. No, it does not make it better.
3. I WebMDed it. Wow, thats bad. <---thank you, I love to hear that
4. Are you scared you could die? <--- yes friends, that was a real question. And no, I will be around a long time
5.I bet youre glad to know that it wasnt just you eating bad that caused the weight gain. <--- ok, now see, that wasnt my number 1 thought last week. I wonder how long you have been thinking I was a Fatty McButterpants.
6. I knew someone with kind of the same thing, it's not as bad as you think <---easy for you to say, that someone wasnt you!!!!!!

I'm sure I'll have more as time goes by.

This is going to be a learning process. I look forward to see how the Lord will be able to use this as a Growing method for Him.

1 comment:

  1. Wow, I'm glad I didn't say any of those things! ;) And let me just say, I think going for a natural, med-free birth is the most normal thing on the planet. I chose to have an epidural each time, but with Kaden it wore off and I felt every bit of the final stages of labor. I had trouble concentrating on pushing and breathing at the same time! Ha! And when I went to the hospital to be induced with Paxton, I knew I'd choose an epidural again. Only because I would be laboring for a while. If my water ever broke, I would've gone with med-free because the labor would've been significantly shorter. There's just something empowering about pushing a baby out when you can feel how hard you're working!