This is a toughie.
Before I had kids, and ya know, I knew everything there was to know about raising a child, I was all, “Meh. They will be fine. Let ’em cry!”
Then Brock was born and I didn’t want to let my teenie wittle baybee cwy so I picked him up more often than I ever thought I would. He never really was too much of a crier though. If he was full & dry, he was ready to nap.
Little Ms. Poopie Pants was a whole other story.
She doesn’t sleep. Never did. It would be 2 am and I would be on day 57 of no-sleep and she would just be staring at me. Wide. Awake. She would be completely content unless I put her down. God forbid that I ever have to pee or take a shower or, I dunno, do anything that required the use of both hands or something that necessitated her being removed from my teat for more than 20 minutes.
We did practice “cry it out” with Adrianna much more than Brock just because, if I didn’t, I wouldn’t have ever gotten out of the nursery.
I really think (along with most other things “parenting” related), you just have to do what is right for, not only the baby, but for the parents. If I would have known more about baby-wearing at the time, I would have invested in a different sling for her so that she could have been right next to me but I could have also been cooking or doing the dishes or taking a poop. I tried a few versions of baby carriers/slings but Little Miss is particular and didn’t like the slings because she couldn’t see. She didn’t like the Snugli because, well I really don’t know but I do know that she didn’t like it. I’m thinking about getting a Moby for the next kid. (Maybe. I am open to suggestions, so if you have one, tell me!)
If there is a next kid. Little Lady does not take kindly to other people loving on her momma as was evidenced this weekend while we were at the mall and I held my cousin’s little girl’s hand while we walked to the carousel.
Apparently, she likes being the baby and intends to keep it that way as long as possible.
Day 7. Do you believe in the “cry until he sleeps” method?
Day 8. Have a beauty secret (e.g. hair tip, make up tip)? Share, please!
Day 9. What virtues do you value in yourself?
Day 10. What are some of your favorite MAC products, and what foundation/powder do you wear?
Day 11. Post a recipe. Or if you don’t cook, try a new recipe and write about how it turned out (pictures please!).
Day 12. Write about what wears you out as a woman.
Day 13. A YouTube video
Day 14. Style 31. Post an outfit pic!
Day 15. What do you wish for?
Day 16. How old was Carter when he started sleeping through the night and how did you do this?
Day 17. Write about 3 things that make you happy.
Day 18. If you could, what would you tell yourself before you had your baby?
Day 19. Write about your significant other
Day 20. Write about your job and why you love it or hate it.
Day 21. Write about your most vivid childhood memory. Post a picture of you taken over ten years ago.
Day 22. What did you do today?
Day 23. Who’s your celebrity look-alike?
Day 24. What is God teaching you presently?
Day 25. Post a pic of your favorite comfy clothes.
Day 26. What do you hope your grandchildren will say about you someday when you are gone?
Day 27. Who are your favorite bloggers?
Day 28. Write about your insecurities as a woman.
Day 29. Your day, in great detail
Day 30. What do you think is going to happen to you after you die?
Day 31. Your favorite quote