So I know I've only been a mommy for 2 weeks, but there are still so many things that I've learned. First- Never say never. You know " I'll never do blah blah blah" or I'll never let blah blah blah". Its funny how you say you'll never do something, or never let something happen when your pregnant but then you become and mommy and that stuff flies out the window really quickly.
So what am I talking about exactly?
2. "I'll never give my baby a bottle, I'm only going to breast feed until I go back to work" - Well if you've read my recent post you know this lasted a whole 2 days, but not for lack of trying. We still try to get E to latch on, and he still will... for about 2 minutes and then he is over it really quickly. So pumping it is....
3. " I'll never let him cry it out, newborns can't be spoiled" - Ha yeah right! It took a few days but it quickly became apparent that sometimes my child cries just to cry. Just like they say someone talks just to hear their own voice. There is a period almost every night, about 7pm where Ethans grumpy alter ego whom I've named Egor ( don't judge me, I was sleep deprived and it was funny) comes out, and there is no amount of milk, or diaper changes, or cuddling that prevents Egor from showing his mean little self. So I've stopped fighting it and started to embrace it. I try for a few minutes to sooth the beast, and go about getting other stuff done while Ethan has his screaming fit. It normally doesn't last long but a lot can be done in 15-20 minutes in my house when it comes to cleaning/showering/whatever. Now before you jump on the whole " what a bad mommy for leaving her child to scream" train know that I don't just walk away for 20 minutes until he wears himself out. I take a few minutes, try to calm him and then if its not working go get something done ( loading the dishwasher anyone??) then go back and try again. Sometimes a baby just needs to cry, and I've learned if I sit there the entire time all it does is make us both cry because then I become " I'm a horrible mom, he hates me, blah blah blah" I know thats not true though and I know he is just venting in his own cute little way