Wednesday, December 2, 2009

Good Quote

I saw this comment on "My OB Said What?" and thought it was great... Sometimes we women (myself included) focus unhealthily on what childbearing and time do to our bodies rather than the importance things we are doing with those children and that time. This is a good reminder to me:

"You know what? I could spend the rest of my life trying to hang onto the body of a 19 year old, worrying about gaining half an ounce, spending half my day at the gym, and spending a fortune on products and eventually plastic surgery. But I’m still gonna get old. I’d rather work my way toward having the body of an 80 year old great-grandmother, who carried, bore, and nursed 5 children (for a grand total of 49 months, a bit more than 6!), who spent her days caring for those 5, plus 2 more, and a husband, whose only diet was healthy, home-cooked food, whose exercise was bouncing a baby, then a grandbaby on her knee. I’ll probably never pose nude in Playboy, but I really do not care."

Good stuff.

1 comment:

  1. I wish they had a page for "My Midwife said what?"
    Because my contributions would be things like:

    (Actual conversations, by the way)

    "You're 37. Some in the medical community would call you 'Advanced Maternal Age.' Not me. If you're pregnant, it's natural, it's normal, and you have nothing to worry about."

    "Pregnancy is a natural, normal condition. It is not pathological. You are not sick. You do not have a disease."

    "Oh, honey, we don't cut the cord for a long time after birth. That baby goes right to you unless he's in severe distress. We'll get our chance to hold him later."



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