Tuesday, September 25, 2012

After Effects

My daughter . . . junior in college . . . soon to turn 20 years old . . . texted me again this morning - - -

Her:  We talked about child birth in child development today - safe to say I'm going to adopt!

Me:   Haha.

Her:  I don't want anything ripped open - parasites!  I apologize for what I did nearly 20 years ago.

Me:   I had a c-section - - no problem!

Her:  We talked about that too!  Got light headed.

Me:   The drugs are awesome!

Her:  The after effects don't sound pleasing.

Me:   YOU were the after effect!

She went on to talk about wearing diapers - - not the baby, but her.  I didn't pursue that line of  thinking because it really confused and disturbed me.   BUT it made me realize what a great blessing children are.   I loved being pregnant, and the after effects WERE and still ARE pretty amazing!   So, I am going to share my after effects with you this one time . . . sorry for being self-indulgent :)



after effect #1 and his wife :)

after effect #2 and his girlfriend :)

after effect #3 (on the left) with one of her roommates
 
 
AND MY PARTNER IN CRIME, or, at least my partner in after effects - -

 
CELEBRATE YOUR FAMILY!!!

 
 

26 comments:

  1. Yes, while childbirth isn't the most pleasant experience, the after effects are pretty amazing!

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    1. I had 3 c-sections - the hardest part was picking the day!

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  2. Ladyface, your after effects are AMAZING!!!! :) You make beautiful children! Viva family!

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    1. Lisa - Shelby asked me to bring you a diet coke from her! So, don't be surprised one day when some crazy lady rings your bell!

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  3. You have gorgeous kids, Judy! Personally, I think After Effects are pretty damn spectacular. :-D

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    1. Spectacular is the perfect word, Kelly!

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  4. What a beautiful family ..um..after affects.

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  5. My first was c-section. The other two were 'normal'. I can say there are pros and cons to both ways. Your after effects are pretty good looking.

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    1. I used to feel like I was kind of gypped from the while giving birth experience, but the "after effects" were the same no matter which way I delivered, so . . . :)

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  6. Your daughter is a hoot! I didn't have kids but I dote on my doggies. :)

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    1. I dote on my doggy, too :) My kids think I love her more than I love them! haha

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  7. The c-section after effects weren't that bad for me either, of course the child is worth it all. Adoption is always a great choice too!!!

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    1. No matter how they come to you, children are always a blessing!

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  8. Those are some of the best after-effects I've ever seen. Beautiful kids (they will always be "kids," right?). Thank you for sharing!

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    1. After effects that last forever :)

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  9. Oh how awesome to see faces!! (:

    I um... Also get a tad bit freaked out on this topic... Kinda plan on uh... Ignoring it for a while...

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    1. Yup - time to be a young girl now ! Plenty of time for all that stuff later :)

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  10. Of course, you have after effects and I have after shocks. ;) Your family is beyond beautiful Judy, you should be so incredibly proud - I know you are.. - Just beautiful.. Thank you for sharing. <3

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    1. You never cease to make me smile - - thank goodness for your after shocks, right?!

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  11. I am always fascinated by women who hate being pregnant (not the ones who can't lift their heads off the porcelain throne...the others just walking around unhappy). I loved it! Thank you for sharing your after effects with us!

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    1. I know there are circumstances when pregnancy was not planned or wanted, but for those of us who plan and want, it is the greatest thing!!

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  12. What an adorable family! May you always be together :)

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    1. Thank you - - that's our goal - - together forever!

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  13. I love it! My daughter has had a similar conversation with me. She thinks the whole business is horrifying, but I'm sticking to my guns on this: both of my kids were so worth it, I'd do it again and again! She remains unconvinced.

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  14. This is so cute! Children ARE a great after effect! And it's wonderful when they learn about childbirth, and it hits them what mom went through. Sweet convo w/ your girl. :-)

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