Wednesday, March 23, 2016

We are all perfect parents before we have kids

Babies are all different. I totally was one of those people while pregnant who was going to do things perfectly, not having my baby in the bed, do cry it out, never let them watch tv, etc.
Well I can tell you in the almost 4 months of being a parent shit has gotten real and that has all gone out the window.

Yes folks I got a high needs baby and he wants mom (or dad) holding him, cuddling him, etc all the dang time. He won't nap by himself or sleep by himself for that matter.
For weeks he also screamed non stop, then we find out well thats due to his lovely GERD and silent reflux and finally after getting his tongue tie and lip ties fixed along with being on prilosec and me cutting dairy, and going to chiropractic/CST he's a happy smily little boy but he still won't sleep on his own. I totally thought this was my fault and had so many people, good intentioned, providing suggestions on what we should or shouldn't be doing and finally I just said screw that, we are doing what works for us until it stops working and we will try something else.  And low and behold, for one we as a family are way happier but I also come to find out am not the only parent that feels this way

Basically my new motto is "Never Say Never" because ultimately whatever ends up working is what you are going to do and the new days ,weeks , months of parenthood things are constantly changing and you just need to survive!


  1. This post has me flash back to all the same things I said when I was pregnant with Edith and how that around 4 months we finally said eff it we are doing what works for us and we have never looked back. high five to you!

  2. Wow - you are amazing. I must admit that while my situation with my son is the complete polar opposite (please don't hate me) I have so much respect for moms, and parents, that have a harder time with their little ones. Being a first time mom can be hard enough but to layer in all of that - man you are wonder woman. Thanks for sharing and you're right, at the end of the day you need to do what works best for you and your family. ~Jess