Pissing Contest

Jackie - posted on 12/04/2010 ( 60 moms have responded )

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I have no idea where I'm going with this or if this thread will catch on but....

Let's have a pissing contest. For example: I drove to work the other day (45 min drive) in the rain holding a coffee mug (because i ran out of travel mugs, that wouldn't fit in a cup holder) in one hand, holding a smoke in the other all while driving a stick shift.... top that!!

Or maybe there is that one thing that you think you are better at than anyone else

like you are the BEST mutli-tasker ever and why

or maybe you can write your name in the snow better than your husband :) thems jus jokes :P

Or maybe you think you are the quickest whitted person ever

This is also really just for fun.

On your mark
get set
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Jackie - posted on 12/06/2010

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Wow Julianne! What about those women (me) that just don't want to have their children at home for the simple fact that they don't want to. I am not comfortable enough with myself that if something were to go wrong that I would know what to do. Also, show me the statistics that shows how many babies and women died in child birth before medical intervention was available to everyone. The birthing process used to be deadly. If you want to have your baby at home, fine, great! But it isn't for me. Just like in the vaccination thread, I'm more inclined to think that doctors are there to help, not to make your life miserable.

Amanda - posted on 12/06/2010

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wow Julianne, way to make women whose bodies malfunction and can't give birth a complex......

Mrs. - posted on 12/05/2010

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Um, Julianne, some women should not and can not have a home birth. Because of the high risk nature of my pregnancy...the several operations, scar tissue and a lifetime of chronic pelvic pain..I couldn't and wouldn't have. Not to mention, the other medical issues I have which need a physician, not a midwife present. I wasn't scared by my docs into it, I was well informed and a pro active patient-always have been.

So, I respectfully disagree on behalf of other women who had to have the same measures taken, not "all" women have the ability to give birth at home naturally without the risk of some major pain issues that could affect their lives for a long time after (and the care of their unborn children).

Kate CP - posted on 12/04/2010

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I don't know if I'd brag about that...doing all those things while driving in the rain is really dangerous. Just saying...

Veronica - posted on 12/06/2010

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PS I think the fight about home birth vs. hospital births needs to really get the f*ck over with. All women should be proud of what they went through whether it was at home, in the car, in the ambulance/helicopter, in a bathtub, on a stretcher, in the labor room -etc. etc. etc. It doesnt make you better or worse via the place!! When the baby is on its way - its coming no matter where you are!! You can be at home and have something bad happen, you can be at the hospital and have good happen -- need to quit badgering each other either way.

The only thing I think, is that when you begin your journey of planning for parenthood - you NEED to look at all the options, all the risks, all the medications, all the procedures - educate yourself, choose what will be best for you, your baby, and your body -- that way, you can stand up to the doctor/nurses/midwives when they try to tell you that you can or cant do something. Educate yourself.
And quit hatin' on others for their decision - its not YOUR life, your body, your baby -- leave each other alone already!

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Stifler's - posted on 12/08/2010

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Lol I'm pretty sure Logan got to 20 pounds at about 6 months. He's huge.

Rosie - posted on 12/08/2010

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i have the tiniest kids, lol! grant is 52 lbs at 10 almost 11. vinnie is my most normal child at 42 lbs at 6 years.
lucas is 3 1/2 and weighs 24 lbs.
beat that!! and no i don't starve them. :)

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Wow. My daughter is 21ish kg at 4yrs and i thought that was big. She is really tall to though. My son on the other hand is 28months and only just hits 15kg.

Jodi - posted on 12/08/2010

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18kg, wow. I just got Taylah's Kindergarten health assessment back, and she is only 17.1kg, and she is almost 6, LOL. But I reckon Jayden was that size at that age, he was chunky. He's now also about 5'5" at 13 :)

Charlie - posted on 12/08/2010

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I do lift Cooper like weights lying down on the floor he thinks it's a great ride and at 18 kilos and over a meter tall it's no easy feat !

Jodi - posted on 12/07/2010

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I can breastfeed a baby, burp it, and allow it to throw up ALL over me, all while talking calmly on the phone to the Governor-General's personal assistant about a speaking engagement at a work function.....I think that was my starring moment. And this was back in the days before cordless phones were a staple, so I was stuck on that phone until I was done, dripping in baby vomit.

Amanda - posted on 12/07/2010

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But Loureen, think of the biceps you'll have! No need to purchase a home gym, you just birth 'em

Charlie - posted on 12/07/2010

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LOL Mary you are dedicated !

There is a man in my street that "walks" his dogs on a ride on lawn mower while smoking a ciggy !

Mary - posted on 12/07/2010

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I am, bar none, the most dedicated dog owner there is.

Since my daughter was 4 months old, I have worn her in either a bjorn or an ergo, and we walk our 2 dogs at least 2 miles every day (and often or 4). She is now two, weighs 30lbs, and we still do this on a daily basis. We even did this last winter within a day of each of our 3 blizzards. The one thing that does curtail us is rain...my dogs act like it is acid on their fur, and refuse to go out if it is more than drizzling

Twice a week, the girl and I go to the Humane society and walk a dog or two there as well (although not nearly as long or as far).

Molly's first word was puppy, and her first real sentence at just shy of 12 months was "Walk the puppies?" I think she is well on her way to be an animal lover just like her momma =)

Stifler's - posted on 12/07/2010

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I seem to be made to be pregnant. The only time I'm in a good mood is when I'm pregnant.

Veronica - posted on 12/07/2010

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Im not sure babies really get bigger the more you have - mine didnt - in fact it went down almost a lb. with two of them - and the other four were all almost seven lbs - they just varied by a few ounces... is it hereditary for them to get bigger?

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I've had a stomach bug and a cold for the past week and still walked my son the 2 miles to school and home again and back to pick him up again, pushing a toddler in a stroller and walking the dog, in torrential rain mixed with snow, and along icy roads!

Charlie - posted on 12/07/2010

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Im too scared to have another kid because they seem to get bigger and I certainly don't want bigger than 11 lbs that was .....well..........*no words* haha

Rosie - posted on 12/07/2010

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well, i've been sicker than shit for the past month and a half and still have managed to work, take care of 3 boys pretty much by myself (husband works at night), and play on the computer almost everyday, lol! i had a weird headcold that kicked my butt, and made me really ill for about 3 days, and just plain feeling icky for about a week and a half, then i caught influenza and that put me out of commision for 10 days. i missed 7 days of work, my husband was sick as well. i missed thanksgiving -both families, boo!! and now just yesterday i got sick again with a stomach bug. everyone in my family has it except for lucas (fingers crossed).
i also thought i had a super vag when i gave birth to my last boy 9lbs 5 oz. then loureen had to steal my thunder with her super cape worthy vag!!! 11 lbs is beyond scary for me. my legs want to shut and the thought of that, lol!

Veronica - posted on 12/07/2010

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Had all natural with first baby, c-section with second (cord wrapped around his neck), third and fourth with epidural, and fifth and sixth all natural again --- i had small baby's four right under 7lbs, and two right under 6lbs - regardless, i tore with all except the last one, who was the biggest.. go figure - guess i was stretched out enough by then! hahahahahahaha

Veronica - posted on 12/07/2010

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Loureen - I think you are a strong, kick ass woman!! Pushing out over 10 lbs kids, and managing all that you do!! Always enjoy your posts :)

Charlie - posted on 12/07/2010

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V - how many kids do you have again ? You m,ust be the multi tasking queen ! my hats off to you :D

Caitlin - posted on 12/06/2010

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I'm awesome at sleep deprivation... We have 2 kids, my husband works full time overnight during the week, I work the other 2 nights, we are both also full time students, and my baby still isn't sleeping through the night, so I don't get more than 3 hours sleep at once usually.

Other than that, I can get both my kids diapers changed, dressed, fed +breastfed(for the baby) and bundled up int he snow, lunches and snacks packed (myself ready as well, dressed, groomed and not stinky) in about 30 minutes.. Oh.. forgot to add to that my 2 year old likes undressing herself, making this challenge especially challenging.

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Yes parts of Europe are in the Western Hemisphere, the European countries that are in the Western Hemisphere are:



UK

Ireland

France

Portugal

Spain

Iceland



http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Western_Hem...



However, you said Western World NOT Western Hemisphere, "In the contempory political and cultural context, the Western World generally refers to the nations of the Americas, Europe, Australia, New Zealand, Israel, and South Africa"



http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Western_wor...



So in the Western World midwives are in common use!

Jocelyn - posted on 12/06/2010

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Yup, Toni you're right on for both points. Midwives are common basically everywhere except for Canada and the US (but it is improving finally--at least here in Alberta)
And don't worry Veronica, by having a home birth I don't think I am better than you hospital birth gals; I just like to think I'm better than Tara :P ROFL. I kid!

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Mexico as well, not so sure about below Costa Rica. And last i checked. Europe and Australia isn't in the western hemisphere.

Veronica - posted on 12/06/2010

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Im only reacting, because a lot of threads have debates about home vs. hospital -- just making a point, tired of the debate

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Yeah I don't think the girls who were competing at being the best were saying those of us who birthed at hospital were any less than they are, just they are the best at being home birthing mommas, nothing more.



Edit to change stupid mistakes

Stifler's - posted on 12/06/2010

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haha veronica i think people were mucking around with the competitiveness

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Julianne, I hate to point out to you but midwives are common in the Western world, are you talking about America in particular? I know midwives are the route women take in the UK, we only see doctors if we have a problem in our pregnancies and I believe that Aussies and NZ'ers as well as many European countries use midwives regularly when dealing with pregnant ladies and birthing babies. The Western world covers quite a few different places.

Veronica - posted on 12/06/2010

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I actually dont know what to say in the pissin contest - Im not known for huge accomplishments -- I guess what I could say, is I dont know how I do it, day in and day out. I have six kids - all under the age of 8 - Ive basically had a one and two year old for the last 7-8 years, cause i had a kid almost every year -- thats some hard stuff to deal with!! My hubby wants to know if it will ever end - the diapers, potty training, messes, colors on the walls - hahahahaha Its definatly been ongoing for a long time!!

Im a heavy coffee drinker! I challange anyone to a coffee challange of who drinks the most! Id say I drink from 3 to 5 pots a day and that's guess-timating!

Oh - Ive had four successful vaginal births after a c-section - which Im very proud of, cause if I could help it, i wasnt getting cut open again!

Not sure what else...

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I never said doctors are bad people. They specialize in sickness and disease...since when was birth a disease. Midwifes and dulas are trained specialists. Birthing centers are much more suitable for having children then a hospital. They can intervene when needed, not before, and are specialists in giving birth. Doctors are trained in surgery, and are great at their jobs, they should stick to that. The western world is the only place where midwifes are uncommon.



EDIT: Giving birth at home doesn't mean alone. You can have a midwife present. Who has medical supplies.

Stifler's - posted on 12/06/2010

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Hahaha I don't want to have my babies at home so I don't have to clean up. There was a fucking mess at the hospital when I gave birth to my son.

Jocelyn - posted on 12/06/2010

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Haha Tara, ok you win for sheer numbers! I'll gladly settle for second place ^_^

Tara - posted on 12/06/2010

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@Jocelyn

Okay honey, how many times have you given birth at home???

HA I had the last 3 at home. I caught my 5 child myself, my honey caught our last himself.

Oh and while in labour with the last baby, I made a roast beef dinner, cleaned house, and made a zillion phone calls. Then settled in to give birth. :)

BWAAAAAA...... so there. lolol



edited to change got to caught, cause that's how I roll.

Jackie - posted on 12/06/2010

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@ Sal - OMG! Swallowed glass?! I would have just died. I am soo glad she's ok :)

Sal - posted on 12/05/2010

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getting my sons birthday cake made last year was a momentus feat....he ordered a chocolate meriugne tart (home made of course)....not a big deal, please note i lived 60km from the nearest shops and 110km from the hospital) friday night daughter got ambulance to hospital (60km each way) after jamming finger in door, home about 12.30am got up 5.30 am made and cooked pastry, drove son to cricket, 60km each way, picked up sons friend,came home and made choc filling, left to cool, 12 month old daughter swollwed a piece of glass, rushed to mps (bush hopsital, nursing home, has a nurse and thats about it) decided she was ok but had to drive to next town to larger hospital with a dr, came home took out of saucepan and put in pie case while waiting for hubby to drive home from work 45km other direction, hubby arrived home from work drove 60km each way to hospital baby deemed ok came home. made merguine and put on pie, put in fridge for next day, daughter then couldn't swollow (after 2 hospital visits already) rushed to BIG regional hospital 110km each way, xrays ultra sounds couldn't see anything sent home,, 2am home, got up 7am, cooked fave breakfast for hungry abandoned teens, finshed tart, had birthday cake, daughter in agony and couldn't poop, back 110km to hospital, air lift to sydney, home again all well, son back to school monday----god some days it is all too much

Nikkole - posted on 12/05/2010

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I have eaten pudding and talked on my cell phone while driving a 5 speed of course this was before kids! But ive sewn a blanket,rocked my baby to sleep and feed my son! :)

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Rebecca- Sorry....I should have stated the small percentage of women who for medical reasons need to have a doctor present or have a c-section. The majority of healthy women don't need a physician, and are more than capable of having their child at home or without a doctor. When women who have medical problems or ultrasounds show a child needs medical attention when born, those cases require a doctor. Without any underlying factors women are more than capable of giving birth by themselves. I feel very strongly about this because of the ordeal i went through with my labor. I needed an emergency section and i know it was the doctors fault they put my life and my child's at risk.

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All women have gold quality ability to give birth at home naturally. Doctors scare the crap out of us and make us believe we don't have the capability of doing it ourselves. We were designed to do this. If it wasn't for medical intervention, the majority of women wouldn't need c-sections, babies and mothers wouldn't be put at risk, and women wouldn't experience so much pain during the process. You guys are the lucky ones who realized this in time :D

http://www.truththeory.org/the-business-...

Jocelyn - posted on 12/05/2010

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Nah Tara, in regards to home births, I would totally win :P Sorry lol

Tara - posted on 12/05/2010

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I can nurse the 1 year old in the sling while I empty the dishwasher, play eye spy with the 5 year while I also go over the days algebra lesson with my 10 year at the same time I am keeping an eye on the 8 year old to make sure she stays on task when she is doing her grammar work. All the while I am also listening with one ear to my 14 year old on the phone with a friend trying to make plans for after dinner that just aren't going to happen at all unless I can think of a way to get him over there after I pick up kids from skating later.At the same time this is all going on I can also cook dinner and fold laundry.
I am a mom to 6 homeschooled kids, there is never a dull moment in my life and when people tell me I'm crazy or brave or stupid, lol I tell them it's not hard. I don't find it hard at all, when people say "I can't even handle my two when they are home!! How do you do it?"
I just do, and I do it well and I do it almost without effort. I'm a natural.
Oh and btw, if there were medals given out for the ability to give birth naturally,. swiftly at home and without too much pain and discomfort, I would win Gold.
:)

Tah - posted on 12/05/2010

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i can cook dinner while sewing on a girl scout patch while writing a paper, signing a permission slip, pouring a cup of milk for the 4 year old and sewing on a button and responding to a thread at the same time...

Mrs. - posted on 12/05/2010

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I am the very best worrier..I beat the shit out of everyone else's worry habits.

I also think my Cher is quite good.

Amanda - posted on 12/05/2010

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i can vacuum and mop the whole house with my left arm (i'm right handed) with my 20 pound 8 month old in the sling, while baking some christmas cookies and potty training my toddler

Jackie - posted on 12/05/2010

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@ Kate - well it wasn't exactly planned. i left my travel mug at work the day before and it didn't rain until after I left the house. precarious situation? maybe. Can it be done? Absolutely!

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i am the opposite of multitasking. i can follow a recipe in a cookbook to a T and still mess up dinner!! i can't cook 2 things at the same time and have them be ready together. Most of the time all the side dishes have a half hour to cook, while the main course has been ready for an hour!

Stifler's - posted on 12/05/2010

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i can drive my new car better than my husband. mwuhahahaha. he still can't change gears in it without jerking in second and he's been driving 4 years longer than me. although i can't multi task while driving a manual.. kudos to those who can!

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I can still carry my sleeping 29 pounder up the stairs. That might not seem like much, but I'm only 4'11" and he's more than a quarter of my weight. ;)

OK.... that still isn't that great. I'll have to think some more on this one.

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