As a first-time mom, I had many theories on what stuff was stupid, the things I most certainly didn’t need and how doing certain things were for overly paranoid moms with nothing better to think about
Well…. looks like I am that over-paranoid mom who now needs that stupid stuff! Funny how that happens, huh?
As Liliana approaches one week there are a few things that I have noticed would make life a lot easier that I never even considered before.
I was the mom who said that baby is going in her crib right away and we would use the monitor. Well, turns out I am the exact opposite of that cool, laid back mom I thought I was going to be. I refuse to let my child sleep overnight in her pack and play bassinet because I am afraid the cats will sit on her, I am constantly checking her breathing and I could never ever put her in her own room for the night! So when friends told me I needed a bassinet next to my bed and I told them they were crazy, turns out they were totally right! Tonight will be the first night using the bassinet as a good friend is lending us hers since her daughter is now in a crib. I’m sure I will continue to stare at her all night long instead of sleep, but at least I won’t be holding her all night anymore.
#2 A Glider with Ottoman
Man I would have told anyone who would listen that this was the biggest waste of money ever. These are a few hundred dollars at stores like Babies R Us, which is absolutely ridiculous! I figured I could just use any chair/couch to feed her on and it would be fine. Wrong again! I want a glider so bad I can’t even stand it! The convenience of having somewhere to sit and put my feet up would be incredible and the height of the padded arms would be ideal for feeding. Although I still will never spend hundreds of dollars on a chair, I am all over Craigslist looking for a cheap one that I can get ASAP.
I’m sure there will be other things that I have poo-pooed that I end up needing or doing despite my initial desire not to, and honestly each time it makes me laugh. It truly amazes me how hard motherhood is and how many challenges we’ve had to overcome in only a week. On the other hand, I wouldn’t change it for the world! I love my little bug!