- having to supplement Brady's feedings with formula.
- letting him cry it out every once in a while
- not holding him 24 hours a day
- his hatred for tummy time - he will survive and thrive, the pediatrician assures me!
- Brady's love for a binky
Sunday, May 17, 2009
I have been feeling a familiar feeling lately. It is what I felt when I was newly married. I tried to make our basement apartment cute and homey. But then I would go visit other newlywed friends and, to me, theirs was always more cute, more clean, more homey, etc. I obsessed about this to the point where I couldn't enjoy my own home. It wasn't until Nick came home from school one day and threw himself on the couch and said, "I am so glad to be home, it feels so nice here" that I realized that I had made it our home and I never worried about it again. Well, since having Brady, and talking to other moms and seeing other mom's with their little ones, I am starting to feel something familiar. I feel guilty about how I am doing EVERYTHING!!! I don't swaddle him, hold him enough, play with him enough, do tummy time enough, blah, blah, blah....Luckily for me, I found notes from a talk I heard at Time Out for Women that came at just the right time. The speaker was Emily Watts and she was fantastic. She talked about being moms in these latter days. She said great little tidbits like "mothers are just people" and "don't feel guilty about the things you can't control". These meant little to me then but have all the more meaning now and were enough to shake me out of my funk last week. So, these are the things I am no longer going to feel guilty about: