Monday, March 13, 2006

Would you ever...


After a day filled with heaps of work, I finally have time to sit down and think. Hmm...sometimes that's a dangerous thing! Today, I don't know why, but my mind has been plagued with the strangest thoughts!

1. Would you, if you had discovered that your unborn child were to be born with any abnormalities, deformations, serious ailments, decide to terminate the pregnancy or raise the baby as you would have otherwise raised it?

2. If you were pregnant, would you want to know the sex of your baby?

3. If unable to have children of your own, would you ever consider artificial insemination?

4. Would you consider adoption?

5. If things could be different, what would you be doing as a profession and where would you be living?

6. Would you ever entertain the thought of plastic surgery?

Hmm...I have no idea why those thoughts just popped into my head, but there they are. What do you think?

4 comments:

ahappilymarriedmommy said...

Haha I also think of those things too sometimes.You know I would be worried if we had a baby and found out it weren't going to be healthy like maybe have down syndrome or something but in the end I think we would keep it and love it like we would our other children. Children are gifts; very special gifts and not all people are blessed with them. I would also probably think of artificial insemination/in vitro if we werenm't able to havbe our own kids. Lots of heavy topics to be discussed here. I'll come back to your blog again later to finish up my thoughts! Till then see you later!

Chrissy121875 said...

Thanks for your reply! Here are my comments:
1. It would be a difficult decision, but even if there were challenges to be faced, I'd decide to keep the baby. It's a tough one. John and I have discussed it before and it certainly would be a challenge...but God never gives us more than we cand handle, right?

2. Part of me would like to know the sex of the baby so we could plan on the colors and theme for the nursery and for the clothing, but the other part of me would love to have it be a surprise!

3. If unable to have children of our own, I think I would consider A.I.

4. Adoption would also be something we'd talk about.

5. I love my life as it is now and wouldn't change a thing. In a dream world, I see myself on a tropical beach writing Travel books! LOL

6. In the past, perhaps, but not now :) I know girls who have had plastic surgery before, but personally, I think we were all made beautiful and all made the way we were made for a reason. Of course, if self-esteem is a huge issue, then I believe a girl's got to do what she has to do to make her feel confident. What's good for some people isn't necessarily good for others :) I had a friend who dropped a shitload of weight in a few months because she had surgery. I dropped a third of what she did and it took me a year. I busted my butt, and was a bit miffed that she didn't have to do anything. She ate poorly, she drank, she smoked, she didn't exercise...and I was suffering because I watched what I ate and I exercised 2x a day, 6 days a week! I learned that I can't compare myself with anyone else. Had I had surgery, would I appreciate the hard work as much? Probably not. Again, perhaps surgery is good for some, but not the answer for others. There is no right or wrong.

Jill said...

1. Would you, if you had discovered that your unborn child were to be born with any abnormalities, deformations, serious ailments, decide to terminate the pregnancy or raise the baby as you would have otherwise raised it?
I don't know. It would depend what the problemw ould be, and what kinf of petential my choild could have for a meaningful life and what our resources were like at the time.

2. If you were pregnant, would you want to know the sex of your baby? Nope.

3. If unable to have children of your own, would you ever consider artificial insemination? AI, maybe. But not IVF.

4. Would you consider adoption? Yes.

5. If things could be different, what would you be doing as a profession and where would you be living? I don't know. My life is good as it is. A less stressful job I guess, but I am not sure what that would be---I would still want it to be meaningful and fulfilling.

6. Would you ever entertain the thought of plastic surgery? No, not for me. I can understand someone that has something "off" (like a huge nose, or unusual ears that stick straight out) doing it, but my features are normal, so it would just to be "prettier", and I would not bother. I watch those extreme shows and think how some of these women could look a hundred times better with good make-up and a better hairstyle, and they don't need all that intrusive surgery. I am like that, if I want to look "awesome" I can...I am just too lazy usually!

Chrissy121875 said...

Yep! I agree with you, Jill. I think that all women (or all people for that matter) can be gorgeous with the right 'know how'. In the case of being tremendously disfigured or something, then I think that surgery isn't so bad an option. It's just so sad that society places such high values on looks. No wonder the world is full of girls who make themselves sick trying to be 'perfect'. I have a friend who ended up in the hospital because she pushed things a little too far when we were teenagers. I admit, I buy make-up, I get my hair colored every now and then, I read all the labels on food products before I purchase them, I don't consume alcholic beverages much because I think of all those empty calories...I am conscious of what society thinks a woman should look like...and it's sad that so much of people's happiness is directly connected to how others perceive them. I am who I am and that's that :) If I were GIVEN a whackload of money to get surgery, I honestly don't think I would. I'm happy with the way my life is right now and my hubby-to-be is too :)

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