I (29f) have a condition which makes me more or less infertile or so I was told.
Roughly two months ago I had a one night stand with a guy. I don't use birth control due to my condition but I did insist on a condom. Lo and behold I'm pregnant my gynecologist confirmed it.
Now, I'm in a good position financially. I have a stable job and enough savings to live a very comfortable life. I'm close to my parents and sister. So, I have decided that I will keep the baby. I have always wanted to be a mum and this might be my only chance.
I contacted the father and told him. I said I'd be happy to co parent should he be interested but I understand if he isn't. I would be filing for child support regardless though.
The guy absolutely lost it and said I need to abort the baby and that I lied to him. Apparently he asked me what my opinion on abortion is to prevent this situation. I remember him asking me but he never specified his question and I thought it was more general. I told him I'm... keep reading on reddit ➡
The coffee shop near my house just reopened, so I went in for a coffee on my afternoon walk with my 9 month old daughter yesterday. It wasn't busy, but because there were only 3 baristas (only 2 serving customers) working the service was slow. That's fine, I wasn't in a rush. But the second I walked in, I was struck by how loud their coffee grinder was. It wasn't just shut off in a few seconds though, but kept going and going, since the 3rd barista was grinding a HUGE bag of coffee all at once. Within the first minute my daughter wakes up and keeps screaming no matter how much I try to comfort her. After 5 minutes, I ask the barista if she could stop using the coffee grinder as it's disturbing my baby, and she agrees and turns off the machine.
While I'm waiting for my drink, I manage to get my daughter to start dozing again, until the barista turns on the grinder AGAIN, making my daughter cry all over again. At this point I snap at the barista for turning it on when I'm still there, a... keep reading on reddit ➡
My brother (27m) lives with my parents and I (16m). My brother is a nice guy/incel. He’s constantly ranting about how girls won’t go out with him, and how apparently they’re all dirty whores for not liking him. My parents seem to only encourage his behavior. What’s worse is he’s a gym teacher, so his female students (some of whom are my classmates) are exposed to his nasty ass attitude.
Last night, my brother went on another long rant about the latest girl who managed to resist his ‘nice guy charm.’ He kept going on about it, and I got annoyed because of it. I told him, ‘Maybe if you weren’t such a piss baby someone would want to date you.’ (Piss baby was said because my parents have forbidden the term incel in our house. Because my brother gets upset over it. Also, it was the first thing I could come up with other than incel)
Surprise, my brother gets upset about it. My dad tells me to apologize to my brother, and I tell him I wasn’t going to apologize to a nasty ass piss baby who... keep reading on reddit ➡
"The few studies that exist indicate that the late discovery of adoption is linked to psychological distress and feelings of anger, betrayal, depression, and anxiety."
In this study it states that "Results indicated that those who learned of their adoptions from age 3 and older reported more distress and lower life satisfaction when controlling for the amount of time adoptees have known of their adoption statuses and their use of coping strategies."
Basically, if you tell them right from the start, including, of course, that you love them, it is much better for the child's mental health.
sorry it’s long I’m about six & 1/2 months pregnant with my first baby. After finding out it’s a boy we set to work on decorating the nursery, buying all the furniture, toys etc we needed. It’s now finished and all we need is baby clothes, we’re waiting until we’re closer to the due date to do that.
This week me and 3 friends met up after 3 months apart, I’ve grown a lot so my pregnancy was the big topic. My bestie Gaby started talking about my baby shower which she had been planning for weeks. This was a surprise because she’d never mentioned this and id never bought it up purely because I don’t want one, which I told my friends who asked why. I told them
-We already bought all we need/want for baby and don’t want to double up. I’m worried people, as nice as it is, will buy us things we don’t need/want. And I don’t want to seem an ungrateful ass who might give it back/return it.
-I’m a very shy person and am uncomfortable In social event and having attention on me
My boyfriend (23, M) and I (23, M) met at university about 4 years ago and have been together for about 3.5 years. After university, I moved back to my home city to get a job whereas he stayed in the city we met as he had a placement that offered him a job once he graduated. We live about an hour apart. We make it work because we see each other on weekends, and I take time off in the school holidays etc.
I work as a PA for one of the partners in a pretty decent sized law firm and have been here since I graduated about 2.5 years ago and he works in a primary school. I love my job - I get to travel, great benefits and bonuses and it’s a workplace where everyone knows each other and gets along great. I would consider my boss a friend outside of work since we often go out in groups together.
So then, we were talking about what we wanted our future together to look like – when and where we’d move in, a pet - things like that. He mentioned children at some point (not necessari... keep reading on reddit ➡
weird title, and this’ll sound fake, but it’s 100% true. my girlfriend (26F) and i (29M) have been dating for 5 years and have been living together for 1. shes vegan and health conscious and i am too. but here’s where the problem lies.
she really likes proportioned foods. things that are already packaged in small portions to prevent her from over-snacking. that’s normal, but she gets these small apple sauce pouches and these fruit purée pouches, small low calorie snacks that are literally made by Gerber and they’re intended for literal babies.
she likes them bc to her, they taste good, they’re low calorie, and again, they’re already portioned into small servings. but it’s literally childish. it’s for BABIES. there’s plenty of “adult” foods that are small portioned and low calorie. every time we have family or friends over they always comment on that food being in the fridge and some even question if we have a kid or not. it’s just annoying and unnecessary.
so i asked her to stop b... keep reading on reddit ➡
I have a 3 year old son and when he was born, my mum took photos of us and then announced his birth and his name, weight etc on fb to all our family and friends, before I'd even been stitched up.
This reallyyyy annoyed me. I felt like it was our news to share and I hated the pictures she put on facebook of me straight after labour! I'm a very private person I rarely post pictures of my kids on social media and hardly ever post at all unless it's a major life event or something. Oh she also announced that my sons middle name was Henry (her dads name) which it isnt..
Anyway fast forward and I'm due any day now with a little girl, I had a name picked out which she knew and shes again posted a photo of my babies scan and announced the name to everyone on facebook before my daughters even born!!
So now I'm thinking about choosing another name because shes ruined it, but this time I'm obviously not going to tell her until I announce it myself.
Also shes not going to be there when I g... keep reading on reddit ➡
Possibly important context before we get into it: I'm 25M, my husband is 24M, sister is 27F. Sister and I were close as children but had a huge fight over our parent's divorce as teenagers, didn't speak for a couple of years and then have had a fairly wobbly but mostly okay relationship since I was 16 and she was 18.
So yeah. The husband and I met at university when we were 18 and had a very sappy "love at first sight, immediately knew he was the one" kind of romance. We've been married for nine months now and he really is my soulmate and best friend.
Now, husband is one of those people who everybody just loves. Like he's super kind and funny and friendly and outgoing, people just like being around him and I'm used to being told how awesome he is. I also semi frequently get comments about how good looking he is. I know I'm biased, but he really is supermodel gorgeous, so those aren't surprising either. The fixation my sister has with him, however, goes a little beyond what I'm used... keep reading on reddit ➡
Starter question: Do you guys think the merch will have the same vibe as the Neon tour + anime girl shirt or be completely different?
I'm a 20 year old female with a 3 month old son.
We took our son to the park for the first time. They have swings good for little babies so we had him in there. He absolutely loved it by the way!
There was an older lady there with 3 kids, I'm assuming her grandchildren because they were pretty young and she seemed my grandma's age.
She was eyeing us up since the moment we got there. My fiance is a smoker, and he's not allowed anywhere near the baby while smoking. So he went to the baseball fields to sit and smoke. This is a decent ways away. Even though this is a very, very small town I didn't know the woman as we didn't live in the town that we are currently at, we live in the biggest town in that county but apparently the county's Park didn't have swings even though it's huge (what??). But I was very familiar with this town as I lived here for many years when I was younger so he was fine with leaving us alone just not familiar enough to know the people anymore. My step grandpar... keep reading on reddit ➡
My husband(38M) and I(37F) have been married 17 years. We have two children, 18M and 13F. Every few years my husband gets what I lovingly call baby fever and wants to have another child. I usually respond with "the baby factory is closed" and he drops it. It tends to only happen more when friends, family, or coworkers have babies so I didn't really take his requests to seriously.
Last year he told me he wants to have another kid but unlike the other times, he hasn't let it go. It is really putting a strain on our marriage. To him there is no reason to not have another child. We are in a better state financially than we were with the first two and have better insurance. We also own our home. Why not have another?
To me, it's another 10 months of misery. My first two pregnancies were really rough on me physically and mentally and I was in my early 20s then. I can't imagine how much harder it would be now that I'm pushing 40. Then there is the months/years of diapers, breastfeeding, s... keep reading on reddit ➡
Note: This argument happened pre-COVID, but it's been eating at me for a while.
I was running errands with my mom and my infant daughter and we stopped at a restaurant to grab some take-out. The group ahead of us (a woman with her parents) saw my daughter and commented on how pretty she was.
While I was holding my daughter, the woman approached me to ask about her and tell me she was struggling to have a baby herself due to PCOS. I mentioned that I also had PCOS and recommended my fertility clinic. Then she asked to hold my daughter and reached out to her. My daughter shrank away and I was getting my own weird vibes, so I told her it wasn't a good idea.
When my turn came up to order, I handed my daughter to my mom. As I ordered, my daughter got squirmy, so my mom let her down on the floor. Shortly after, the woman's mom walked over to my daughter and tickled her. My daughter ran back to me and hid behind me.
I was pissed that someone would touch my daughter after I had already told... keep reading on reddit ➡
Confuse people, this may.
My sister is in her third trimester of pregnancy, and she's about ready to pop any day now. We're all excited about her new baby. Ever since the pregnancy began, my sister and BIL have kept their name choice a secret from everyone, even their closest friends and family. My sister and I are pretty close (we can be dicks to each other every now and then, but at the end of the day we'd still take a bullet for each other), so last night she decided to share her baby name with me.
The name is Portabella (and yes, she did give me permission to share it here). Like the mushroom. At first I thought she was joking, but then she started saying how we could just call the kid Bella for short. There's obviously nothing wrong with Bella, but I think naming your kid after a mushroom is weird. I told my sister that she can name her baby whatever she wants as long as BIL is on board, but she did not take this well.
She got really irritated, pointing out how I have my weird obsession with fried chick... keep reading on reddit ➡
In the last few weeks all I see in multiple subreddits baby and child issues. I'm getting tired of it, so I need to write this out of myself, even if a lot of you will hate me for it.
If you are financially not stable, don't make babies.
If you are emotionally not stable, don't make babies.
If you are under aged, don't make babies.
If your main priorities are partying every weekend, don't make babies.
If you are married to a psychopath/ narcissist/ addict/ aggressive piece of shit, don't make babies.Same if You Are one of these.
If all your friends started to have kids and you just want to fit in, don't make babies.
If you are planning to let the child be raised by another family member, don't make babies, I'm pretty sure that your sister/aunt/brother will make one of their own when they want one.
If you can't take care of yourself first on every level, don't make babies.
If you can't be responsible of a dog/cat, don't make babies.
If you think your only job is to carry the... keep reading on reddit ➡
Met a dope dude named Dominique. A brother whose seen struggle but also recognizes his divine power to call forth all that he seeks in life. When we first met he showed up in a worn black t-shirt, some joggers and @balenciaga sneakers. No jewelry or entourage. His driver patiently waited outside while we talked for hours. I thought because everyone called him @lilbaby_1 that he would have this huge ego and only care about superficial shit. Instead he spoke about how much he loved business, fashion and lifting up his community. He’s only been rapping for 3 years and has completely dismantled an industry. The hood he grew up in and the projects that raised him made him baby. A rebel with a cause, disrupting with a purpose bigger than himself.
The next day we marched down Mitchell Street with our fist in the air yelling - No Justice, No Peace as he leaned over and whispered in my ear, “this is what m
First name Anakin, middle name Skywalker. I wish I were kidding.
My sister is 19, four years younger than me, and she became pregnant unexpectedly with her boyfriend of only three months. She’s way too young for a kid, and that shows in a multitude of ways, but none so egregious as her name announcement.
She posted on Facebook yesterday a calligraphy banner with “Anakin Skywalker last name” printed on it.
I put a laugh react because obviously I thought it was a joke? But then later when I called her to ask for the real name she said “no, that’s exactly what we’ve decided to call him.” I asked how the BD felt about it and she said “well I’m carrying the baby for nine months and pushing it out of MY body so I get name privileges.” Wtf.
I said dude, you know this kid is going to be abysmally bullied, right? You’re giving him a name that is fully entrenched in pop culture. It’s not a name that he can fit to his own identity, he’s going to be known as Darth Vader his whole fucking lif... keep reading on reddit ➡