Teigha - posted on 06/07/2010 ( 49 moms have responded )
I will preface my husband's stupidity by giving you a little background information. I went into labor on October 16, 2009, and after 14 hours, my doctor decided on an emergency c-section due to various complications. For some reason, and I know I'm not alone, I had a really hard time getting over the fact that I wasn't able to have my son vaginally. For the first several months, I really felt like a failure. I was able to get over these irrational feelings...I thought.
Now that you know my birthing story in a nut shell, this is what happened a few days ago. After walking a few miles one day, trying hard to push the stroller to weight loss as I know so many of us are trying to do, I got a gigantic blister on the back of my foot. My husband offered to pop it, and in the process of doing so, I was joking around, acting like a big baby, anticipating the pain to come. My husband called me a big whimp. I replied, "Hey, I've been through child birth!" To which he replied, "Well, kind of."
To say I flipped out would be a bit of an understatement. All those feelings of inadequacy came rushing back all at once. My husband is still appoligizing and says he "didn't mean it like that," but really, how am I supposed to take it? Have any of you had similar feelings and/or situations? I'd like to hear your stories and how you've handled it.