my freedom to be positive

so, almost daily, someone asks the question, “where are you having your baby?”
and i have to answer.

this brings up the question of my lunacy, and ultimately, my seriousness about motherhood.

guys, i’m having my baby at home, not a field.
i’m not a crazy person.
and i’m stoked about it.

so i could live without the daily stranger’s comment,
“good luck with that”
“hope that works out for you…”
“sure hope you’re ready to go to the hospital if you need to…”

guys. i am 120% confident, so leave all that negative junk somewhere else.

it’s like by saying that i’m excited, or that i choose this on purpose,
i always have at least one person who thinks they need to tell me about “their friend”
in which the scenario “didn’t go so well…”
not your job. 

it’s this very conversation though,
that made this jim gaffigan stand-up that much funnier.

i’m not too granola about many things.
but this, i apparently have an opinion about,
and it’s not about you, it’s about me.

i don’t give a hoot how your babies enter the world,
don’t be offended by my saying so,
but for me and my house, we will be the “crazy, retarded, granola, oh-my-gosh-hope-your-baby-lives-through-that parents”

and we still like ourselves.

so does jim. thanks kristyn for sending this to me.
i almost pooped out my baby laughing so hard…

8 comments on my freedom to be positive

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    Caprene
    July 5, 2013 at 5:44 pm (1 year ago)

    Meg, did you meet our cousin Becca? She and her husband live in Riverside right now. Becca had her 2 year old Bonnie at home. Bonnie was a 10lb baby. Bonnie is a healthy little girl. No problems from being born at home. I should connect you with Becca. She'd give you tons of positive feedback for your upcoming birth.

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    mandycharlton
    July 5, 2013 at 5:54 pm (1 year ago)

    Just had to mention my sis-in-law had a little girl a few weeks ago – her second one to be born at home. Both she and her kiddos are doing beautifully. :)

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    Mallory Rempp
    July 5, 2013 at 6:18 pm (1 year ago)

    Oh man, I love Jim Gaffigan SO much. I have that entire special memorized, I&#39;ve watched it so many times. [sad, but true]<br />I have found, this being my first pregnancy and all, that EVERYONE has an opinion about what you&#39;re doing. And you know what? They have ZERO say. They *think* their opinion counts, but really it just annoys the pregnant person they&#39;re preaching to. <br />So

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    Lela Boyd
    July 5, 2013 at 9:37 pm (1 year ago)

    I got to watch my aunt have her 5th child at home. It was a Vbac and he was over 11 pounds and a beautiful-healthy baby boy! It was awesome. Well, except when I watched her eat some placenta. You tell those jerk-faces Meg and do your thang girl!!! So excited for you!<br /><br />I looooooove that Gaffigan bit. He&#39;s high-lurious!!!

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    The Higham Family
    July 5, 2013 at 10:20 pm (1 year ago)

    I love Jim Gaffigan too! That bit about 4 kids! got Tyson through a rough patch right after our #4 was born. Good luck with everything!

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    P Thompson
    July 6, 2013 at 6:15 am (1 year ago)

    I laughed out loud watching Jim. I normally laugh on the inside when I&#39;m alone. (Too much info?!) You go girl!

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    P Thompson
    July 6, 2013 at 6:17 am (1 year ago)

    I laughed out loud watching Jim. I normally laugh on the inside when I&#39;m alone. (Too much info?!) You go girl!

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    Aaron Smyth
    July 8, 2013 at 1:35 am (1 year ago)

    You are too funny, and that Jim Gaffigan video is perfect for your situation. I say do whatever you&#39;re comfortable with, and I know you&#39;re a smart cookie and did your homework, so I&#39;m fully supportive of having babies at home. Exciting that it&#39;s getting close!

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