This article struck me because it summed up a lot of our conversation from a previous post.
“Few ever realize how frequently and repetitively other mothers tell their “stories from the front” — of pregnancy, labor and delivery, newborn gazing, breastfeeding — unless they are one of the mothers who must master how to avoid tears just to be able to stay in the room. Some of us develop our quirks and smirks — the way we shift our gaze or hold our lips to keep it together while we decide whether to leave the table, physically or mentally. Sometimes we’re distracted by wondering if we should join in: should I too tell tales of contractions or the funny thing my husband, like yours, did on the way to the hospital? But stories that end with “and then they couldn’t find the baby’s heartbeat” generally stop a conversation.”
what do you think of the article? have you read any articles lately that speak to you?