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I don't understand the question, Canada is indeed a country in North America...?? And they said that the baby will be born in Toronto in the vlogmas where she showed their new condo there, which leads me to believe she would follow Western recommendations for pregnancy and go to Western doctors. I understood the comment to mean that weight gain during pregnancy was more common/affected North Americans more than Asians ethnically, and Taylor is ethnically not Asian. Therefore she would be more affected by weight gain during pregnancy due to genetics and whatnot. If the OP meant the amount of weight recommended by Asian vs Western culture for pregnancy then I see what you're saying and was mistaken.
He might but there's not a lot of evidence that he does? I mean, I get the MC thing and I totally see why someone would assume what you're asserting, but we also have never heard him or seen him actually say anything like that personally, at least not to my knowledge. Feel free to point me to where he did say that if that's the case, though, cuz I'm up for that tea.
To be fair, I do think that Taylor wants a child, maybe even more than one. She looks like she truly enjoys being around her nephews and nieces and we know she very much misses her family while she is away from them. I also think that if she was to dedicate herself to the baby that she would probably be a pretty great mom. What I don't think is that she fully understands/comprehends how drastically a baby changes your life and your body. It's not just nurseries and baby clothes and dress up, it's endless nights of no sleep, painful breasts from breastfeeding (or possibly being told you're 'inadequate' by other crunchy mom's if you can't for some reason breastfeed - not everyone can), having your things broken or destroyed or stained, gaining weight (to that person who said gaining weight is a North American thing, you realize that Canada is in North America and therefore Taylor is North American, right?), etc. There are a lot of personal sacrifices a parent has to make for their child. You can't just get up and go to dinner anymore for fun, you have to bring the kid, bring their diaper bag, bring clothes, possibly deal with it crying the whole time, etc. You can't just hop on a plane now you have to think about the kid for that entire time. You can't just get up and go, there's now a miniature human that is completely dependent on you. It's not just money when it comes to kids. I think she wants kids and would be a good mom. I also think she is being naive about it and is more in love with the idea of what having a kid is "supposed" to be like as opposed to what it's really like. ETA: I would also be willing to bet that she is afraid of being an old mom and feels like she is already old and like she has to have kids right now. Especially given Tom's age relative to hers. This is pretty rude, presumptuous, and kinda racist, dude.
I think that disappointed is a good word, I know what you mean. One of my friends told me that everyone told her that you won't care when it's your kid (in regards to getting peed on or spit up on or whatever) and was like "they are all full of shit because it's still nasty!" A lot of people tell expecting mothers that it's so magical to have a kid and it's the greatest thing ever, that you don't know true love until you have a kid, etc.... But they don't talk about things like ... To date, my friends that have had kids: - One, her son separated her tailbone and she couldn't walk for the last third of her pregnancy and was in pain even laying down - My co-workers SIL got a rare form of lukemia from having her baby, his wife just donated bone marrow to her over Christmas and now they are waiting to see if she will live or if her body will reject it - Another friend, her daughter seriously damaged her body during pregnancy and disfigured her during childbirth and even if she wanted another kid it would be extremely dangerous for her - The same one who was grossed out by being spit up on also had pretty awful PPD, thankfully she has a great support network, but she went in thinking she'd have 3-5 kids and now she's done with 1. I know my sample size is small, but I feel like no one talks about the negative impacts of pregnancy and child rearing and anecdotally I have found that a lot of people I know are very... disillusioned? that parenthood is not everything everyone told them it would be. And if I know this many people among my very limited friends group who feel this way, how many others are out there? I'm sure parenthood is totally worth it and can be very gratifying to people who truly want it and don't mind the bad with the good. Is Taylor one of those people? She has not really shown us she is, but she hasn't ever really shown us "True Tay" either so who knows?
I second this. I always thought she was beautiful, my favorite "phase" of Rachel was when she was showing us the jewelry she designed, I thought she looked lovely in that video. I don't think she needs the lip fillers at all. I wonder what Jun thinks. ALSO, as a side note, I wonder what kind of influence that may have on Micaela once they're in Fukuoka, as it's well known that Micaela has some pretty big body image and self confidence issues.
There could also be an element of "that's what everyone else is doing and what you're 'supposed' to do" when you are in our (she's a year younger than me) age group. Carly got married and preggo in the first year, her friend got married (and maybe she's trying to get pregnant too) and maybe she wants them to be preggo together, her other sister had another baby, Ew-sans family had a baby recently, etc. She is kind of a trend follower, so it's not surprising that she might feel "behind everyone else" in those "milestones" and explain why they are in such a hurry to "catch up." I've been married for 5 years and people constantly ask me when we're having kids, or some people just assume I've got them already and ask me stuff like "are your kids off this week?" when it's like winter break or something. Then they're shocked and aghast when I'm like "lol never!" I think she feels like she has to meet that milestone of where she "should be" in the grand Life Script, and as I've said before, only has the glamourized, Polaroid moments of having a baby (like Pinterest maternity photos, picking out baby clothes, decorating a nursery) in her brain instead of the reality that it's going to change and in some cases could very much damage her body, she's not going to sleep very much, what if the kid is sick or poops or projectile vomits, or how much work is it going to be to fly across the world with an infant, how much will her husband be available etc? You know, the reality of having a kid with the lifelong commitment and 24/7 responsibility that entails. ETA: I'm also low-key worried for her after she has the baby because there's all this build up and excitement and kittens and rainbows that everyone talks about and makes an expectant mother believe while they're pregnant and then after the baby is born, it's... Over? No more excitement and anticipation? PPD is a very real thing and that kind of "loss" can really impact peoples' state of mind too.
I gotta say, I think her lips look terrible like that. Low key disappointed. I was hoping that out if all the j-vlogger crew she would be the one who wouldn't delve too far into plastic surgery/let Asian beauty trends/standards get to her. (That's not to say that Asian beauty is why she did it, just that I've noticed that a lot of Caucasian women who spend a lot of time in Asia start to confirm to those beauty standards - look how badly they messed with Micaela. And yes I'm fully aware Rachel got her nose done). I mean it's her body and she can do what she wants obviously but I think she looked beautiful just how she was before.