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AIBU that the 'Ibiza couple' on 'one born' make me feel inadequate

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howtobehappy Wed 05-Dec-12 18:27:26

I watched One Born on demand yesterday, the Ibiza couple, cannot remember there names, seemed to make everything look so easy. I am not jealous of the easy birth as I know that my birth had a lot of interventions to keep me and my DD alive which I am so grateful of, I view a sucessful birth as one where mum and baby are alive and well so it is not that that bothers me. I am just in awe how they are living their pre baby life with their daughter. My life has changed so much and seems so much harder now, I have a 3 year old DD and am pregnant with my second. My life is a routine of toddler groups, activites at home, supermarket shopping, working part time. One example I could think of is that to put some make up on and look semi ok I put pepper pig on for my daughter each day, the girl on there did full make up and hair with her little girl just playing with her high heel. It just look like her daughter slotted in to their lovely life, while my life has totally changed. I want to make my life pre kids with the DCs just fitting in like they have, has anyone achieved this? I just felt like a failure watching it like I have made my life into a mundane routine since DD arrived.

Alisvolatpropiis Thu 06-Dec-12 21:46:16

MrsJay Binky's real name is Alexandra. I'm a bit embarrassed that I know that blush

I agree with the people saying all the parents on obem make them feel inadequate. I'm not even ttc currently because it's just not the right time,but I wish I was. do I do Christmas smileys,I want to join in the festive cheer!

drmummmsy Thu 06-Dec-12 21:48:48

put 'f' before the usual 'smile' etc - scroll down and you'll see grin

Alisvolatpropiis Thu 06-Dec-12 21:59:54

Thanks drmummmsy! grin

FestiveFiggy Thu 06-Dec-12 22:14:21

Watching it on the iPad tomorrow!! Thanks the tip!!

Scheherezade Thu 06-Dec-12 22:37:58

I just don't understand it, I have had days where DS literally would not lete place him on the floor under any circumstances, so getting dressed, doing anything requiring 2 hands was out the question.

drmummmsy Thu 06-Dec-12 23:07:43

well done ali! look at you decked out in a santa hat! wink

amandine07 Thu 06-Dec-12 23:14:33

I watched that episode and I think the couple with baby Eivissa came across as lovely and very committed, caring parents who both work in the fashion business and this obvious plays a large part in their lives.

Yes it's a TV programme, merely a snap shot into their lives- don't beat yourselves up making comparisons. I think saying this things like 'playing the doting parents' and that the daughter is an accessory like a handbag is a bit harsh and does come across as jealousy.

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