Before I had Peachy, I had all these preconceived ideas of the mother I would be.
- Firm but fair
- Making sure my baby knew her “place”
- Cry it out method and regimented routines meaning Peachy would sleep through after the first 6 months
- Happy for a childcare provider after the first couple of months
- Making sure I had some “me” time
The reality is I have become, what Husband calls, an Earth mother.
Peachy is loved and cuddled and smothered daily in kisses.
She sleeps curled up next to us at night and sometimes her cot during the day.
She eats whatever is put in front of her and has milk on demand as soon as I get home.
She has fun and play and laughs and grows and is truly turning into a delightful little girl.
Would I love more (read that as “any”!) me time – absolutely.
Would I love Peachy to start sleeping a bit better in the evening – yep!
Do I care – nope! She is already growing far too quickly and soon she won’t need us as much or want the cuddles and tickles and kisses.
Let’s be honest – can you really love a baby too much?
Having my baby fall asleep in my arms takes away all of my worries and stresses. A sense of complete and total peace comes over me.
Maria Jose Ovalle