A Mommy's Rodeo
There's no wrong way to have a baby so long as mama and baby both make it through... and there's no wrong way to take care of a baby so long as both mother and child are properly cared for. I received this revelation when I was 20 and pregnant with my first child. 3 years earlier I had prayed that my womb stayed closed even when I married later, and I never got a sure yes on that prayer. So at 20 I was freaked and unready. While overwhelming myself with every pregnancy book and child-rearing guide I could get my hands on I became confused and more scared. When I hit my knees to ease all that madness, the first statements of this post was the answer that resounded in my soul and fed me peace. Every one of my children get cared for a little bit differently as I grow in motherhood. I've done it all: breastfeed, formula feed, breastfeed and formula formula feed. But I have not cloth diapered; until now. Embarking a new project in each journey helps to keep the job extension from getting mundane. . . Since no child deserves a stagnant parent.
What are some things that you did differently with each one of your children? What choices do you repeat with each new baby and why?
Based on my learning curve as a mother I have chosen to repeat on demand breastfeeding and co-sleeping. Much happier babies and parents. Diapering, I prefer cloth for ease of potty training, but since my husband wanted disposable with our last child we've done disposable and pull-ups and are having a longer potty training period because of that; and our lackadaisical attitude towards it. (We are getting old! lol)
But it's also encouraging because with the baby I'm having I'm over disposables just cause we finally got my 3 year old out of them, like 5 weeks ago. So it sounds like potty training might have a smoother transition if I stick to the plan of cloth diapering. :-)
Thank you Theresa