i am so tired of defending why i am going to have a natural childbirth and why i think it is important to cloth diaper.
seriously, if you are not going to be encouraging, please keep your opinions, jokes, eye rolls, sarcastic comments to yourself.
i don't tease you about your life choices, do not tease me about mine.
I need support, not ridicule. i am not stupid. i am not uninformed. i am not unrealistic.
yes, i know it is going to fucking hurt. yes. i get that. thanks. and yes, i know i am going to have to wash poopy diapers.
i have done more research than you. i have done more soul searching than you could possibly imagine. i did not make these decisions lightly. they are important to me for very specific, well thought out reasons.
this is not a silly little conversation to me. this is me not allowing negative, unsupportive, doubting influences around me as i embark on a huge emotional, physical and mental challenge.
if you were about to run a marathon, i would not tell you that you can't do it. that you are stupid for even thinking you could finish the race. i would not ask you why would you even think you could run a marathon. i would assume you had trained. that you understood the distance. that you needed to feel confident and supported.
why the fuck do women not get this?
if you are not going to support those attempting NATURAL CHILD BIRTH, one the biggest events in a woman's life, then please, shut the fuck up.
thank you and i love you.