Guess what? I am not perfect. Nope. And neither are my kids. For the most part I share the good, quirky, or humorous parts of my parenting experience, but today I’m coming out of the closet. Today, I am going to share a part of my life as a parent that I absolutely hate. That’s right, I said HATE!
I hate putting Put Pie to bed. I hate it! I always have. It is the least pleasant part of my day to say the least, sometimes it’s downright awful. She has never liked sleeping. Argh!!!
This is not an invitation to give me advice, I’m just venting. I’ve read all the books; I’ve made her bedtime earlier; I’ve made her bedtime later; I’ve co-slept, I’ve had her sleep alone; I’ve tried the no cry method; I’ve tried the cry it out method where I sit there and just cry until she finally goes to sleep.
There are a few nights when she will go to sleep easily. There are enough of those nights to give me hope that some day this horror will end, but most nights I spend far too much time getting her to go to sleep. Time I would rather be spending with my husband or enjoying a little time to myself.
Almost 2 months into it and it appears that my youngest and I are finally getting the hang of breastfeeding. She is still not the best mother sucker, but she is doing so much better. I’m thrilled and it means I won’t have to spend as much time pumping. Pumping sucks! Haha, get it?
When you have a newborn people like to stop and take a peak. This week while we were at the grocery store, I was stopped by an elderly woman. Luna Pie was taking a bottle at the time. It’s a weird looking bottle that helps her with suck training. Anyway, the woman was asking me all kinds of questions about the bottle, if I was giving her expressed milk, if and when I pumped. She asked me how my milk supply was doing and when I told her my supply was good she answered, “Well good because those breasts of yours are monsters!” Seriously?! Who walks up to a stranger and tells them their breasts are monsters? A monster, that’s who! Takes one to know one.
And now your Friday Fortune Cookie (don’t forget to add “in bed” at the end, if you are so inclined):