Haha...We all wish we were perfect.
First, I just want to say how grateful I am to be a part of this awesome club. I never forget about all of the many women who are trying (or have tried) to become and mom and can't. This post contains random facts and pictures about Mother's Day!
Mother’s Day: The modern American holiday of Mother's Day was first celebrated in 1908, when Anna Jarvis held a memorial for her mother in Grafton, West Virginia. Her campaign to make "Mother's Day" a recognized holiday in the
began in 1905, the year her beloved mother, Ann Reeves Jarvis, died. United States
Jokes from Readers Digest
My wife, a real estate agent, wrote an ad for a house she was listing. The house had a second-floor suite that could be accessed using a lift chair that slid along the staircase. Quickly describing this feature, she inadvertently made it sound even more attractive: "Mother-in-law suite comes with an electric chair."
Fresh out of gift ideas, a man buys his mother-in-law a large plot in an expensive cemetery. On her next birthday, he buys her nothing, so she lets him have it. "What are you complaining about?" He fires back, you still haven’t used the present I gave you last year."
Interesting facts on Women and Motherhood:
· 24.8 is the median age of women when they give birth for the first time - meaning one-half are above this age and one-half are below. The median age has risen nearly three years since 1970.
· A woman becomes pregnant most easily at the age of eighteen or nineteen, with little real change until the mid twenties. There is then a slow decline to age thirty-five, a sharper decline to age forty-five and a very rapid decline as the women nears menopause.
· The odds of a woman delivering twins is 1 in 33. Her odds of having triplets or other multiple births was approximately 1 in 539.
· When the female embryo is only six weeks old, it makes preparations for her motherhood by developing egg cells for future offspring. (When the baby girl is born, each of her ovaries carries about a million egg cells, all that she will ever have).
· August is the most popular month in which to have a baby, with more than 360,000 births taking place that month in 2001.
· Tuesday is the most popular day of the week in which to have a baby, with an average of more than 12,000 births taking place on Tuesdays during 2001.
From the Animal Kingdom:
· A female oyster over her lifetime may produce over 100 million young.
· A mother giraffe often gives birth while standing, so the new born's first experience outside the womb is a 1.8-meter (6-foot) drop.
· Just like people, mother chimpanzees often develop lifelong relationships with their offspring.
· Kittens are born both blind and deaf, but the vibration of their mother's purring is a physical signal that the kittens can feel - it acts like a homing device, signaling them to nurse.