As a first time mom, I am constantly concerned about doing things “the right way”. I’m always questioning myself about the way I do things. What I’m finding out is that there is no right way to raise a child. You kind of have to find out how to do it on your own. You can read every book and blog out there on parenting and it still won’t have the answers, because every child is different.
I will stress out over the silliest things sometimes. Recently, I was overly concerned about how to wean Jack off his bottle. He was really starting to love his bottles, especially his evening one. I was so concerned that he was going to have a fit and cry and make giving up bottles so hard. But then one day he went to bed without a bottle. Then the next night he went down without a bottle. Now I have him completely weaned off the bottle and he’s sleeping through the night now!! (at least most nights.) I can’t remember why I was so stressed out.
|My baby loves to read.|
|We love to read together before bed.|
I’m learning that parenting is not as hard as we make it out to be. It’s a live and learn kind of thing, full of trial and error. You make mistakes, then you learn and move on. I hope that I will learn from all my parenting fails with Jack and not make them with the next baby, but somehow I know that I will still be learning even as a second time around mom. That’s just how life goes.
Haha, this is so true! I have two kids and I'm learning different things now than I did with only one. Every kid is different.
Justine Y @ Little Dove
I remember when my first was little, probably around 8 months or so because he was crawling around. The dishwasher was open because we were loading it and all of a sudden I turned around and he had a fork in his mouth… that had touched raw chicken. I freaked out SO badly and called the doctor's after hours number. I couldn't figure out why at the time she seemed confused as to why I would call her about that, lol. He was totally fine of course. But it's so true that there is such a learning curve to being a parent!
I did this with my first…and then I learned that I would never know all that I need to know and I also learned more importantly to trust my instincts. I am now a mom of three and I am learning and trusting everyday!
You learn and move on… couldn't have said it better… hugs mama!!
Oh gosh, I would probably freak out too. You live and learn though and kids are pretty tough. 🙂
Thank you 🙂