All in the Family featured the curmudgeonly Archie Bunker. Archie was television’s most famous grouch, blunt, blustering, straightforward and untouched by the PC crowd. He was the archetype of the conservative male. Michael desprately tried to reeducate him, but he persisted in his breviloquence.

Looking back at the last 40 years, we realize: ARCHIE WAS RIGHT!


La Leche, Nuts With Boobs

This started out as a response to Spacebunny, but after 5 min I realized that my rant was longer than just a comment.


The thing is most of the Nipple Nazi crowd that we’ve been enduring don’t even ask what our plans are. They assume because the Mrs works in a hospital that she is anti everything they religiously believe in.

Mrs Ipsa is one of the most well educated people I have ever known when it comes to understanding both the traditional medical model and alternative/natural/preventive medicine. After finishing her internship she’s logged hundreds of hours of CME’s (Continuing Medical Education credits) including a lot of time with so called alternative approaches. She doesn’t go around preaching about either one. She learned a long time ago that people who care about learning more will seek her out, until then she keeps it to herself. It bugs her to no end to have women with obvious health risks preach to her about things they have no idea about. Picture a women who is 80 to 100 lbs over weight, never finished college, griping about how ignorant/bad/harmful doctors are and doing it with “research articles” that are misspelled, use poor grammar, faulty logic and rely on personal testimonials to “prove” they are scientific.

“Epidurals Kill” was one of the articles. Shoving Twinkies in your face and not going on walks kill too. Feeding your kids crap kills. My wife has never sent anyone (unless requested) info on improving their health. What would be this gals response be to an article “Dessert After Dinner, Turning Your Kids into a Porker and Killing them by 40”?

We have put a lot of thought into this baby. I think I’ve mentioned that at 40 we didn’t think we’d have kids. We are very grateful that we are, it is an unexpected blessing. For the record our plans are:

Labor at home
Natural child birth
No epidural
Quitting her job at some point (sooner being better), part time is still an option
Breastfeeding, but not forever, certainly not till 5 or 6 years
I’m going with her to take birthing classes and be her coach
Immunizations will be on a case by case basis and mercury free
Home school
Sunday school
No dating till 30 if it’s a girl (it worked for mom she got me at 30)
Arraigned marriage
Grandbabies before were too old to enjoy them.

We have every intention of having the baby in the hospital. We don’t have anything against midwives BUT take into consideration that they are only recommended (according to their own literature) for “normal” or “low risk” deliveries. A 40 year old having her first kid isn’t “normal” there are increased risk factors. Yes she is healthy and physically fit, well above average even. No the obstetrician, pediatrician and nurses might not be needed. If we need them, they’ll be right there real handy. Yes I’m paying a lot for that out of pocket. I think it's worth it.

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