Who watched the House of Cards season premiere yesterday?! OMG OMG!
What do you have on tap this holiday weekend?
On my mind today:
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Today’s question! Co-ed baby showers: yea or nay?
Jessica Grose over at Slate says Big Fat Nay.
In my experience, baby showers aren’t about the gifts or about telling women that the baby is only their business. The baby shower is a space for women to get real talk from their moms, and from their mom’s friends, about having a kid. There will be talk of chafed nipples. There will be a discussion of the pros and cons of episiotomies, and your aunt will say, “tearing.” There will be labor stories and jokes about breast pumps and advice about lactation consultants. When men are present at the shower, there is none of this talk, to the detriment of the mom-to-be.
Those who are on the co-ed bandwagon say dad is part of the pregnancy and the baby’s life, too. I guess I never gave it much thought, but in my family, baby showers are co-ed. DH was at both of mine, along with my dad and uncles, and I never thought of it as weird.
When colleagues threw me baby showers, they were ladies only events, which was nice, too. (And no, chafed nipples never came up.) But I liked having DH at my showers because to me, he was an important part of the equation. Plus I needed help lugging all those gifts home.
What say you? Should men be welcome or banished? What would your ideal baby shower be like?
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On my mind today:
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You guys! It has been a rough week.
Last night everyone seemed well on the road to recovery, so I went to DD’s school fundraiser by myself (we bought tickets long ago, but DH stayed home with the kids).
When I got home DS (who had been recovered for days) had spiked a 103 degree fever. We gave him Tylenol and put him to bed, but he woke up 2 hours later, inconsolable and still feverish. Because DH was diagnosed with H1N1, I freaked the fuck out and marched DS straight to urgent care. We get there and DS is diagnosed with: a cold. Your garden variety upper respiratory infection, according to the doc.
This morning he woke up fever free, and DD was fever free for the first time since Wednesday. DH, DD and DS all have moderate coughing still. And me? So far, I remain unscathed. But oh, so exhausted.
Let’s just say I broke open a box of Samoas last night. SERENITY NOW. I’m hoping what’s left of the weekend will be more relaxing.
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