Monday, August 23, 2010

Things I've Already Done That I Thought I Wouldn't Do

Tsk, he showing his displeasure already?

There are certain things that you think that you're going to do or not do before a baby arrives. Then there's the reality. Here are the things I've already done that I was pretty certain I wouldn't do, at least not yet.

1. Give him a pacifier - We were planning to wait until he was at least 3 weeks old so he could establish breastfeeding, but we ended up giving it to him before we even knew that breastfeeding wasn't going to work out for us.

2. Give him formula - Although, this HAD to be done for medical reasons, so it really doesn't count as a best laid plan that has gone awry.

3. Have him sleep in our bed - He is doing a good job of sleeping in the bassinet in our room a good bit of the time, but sometimes he's with us. And I like it. :)

4. Watch TV while he was in the room - I...just...couldn't...take it anymore. It was only a couple of shows, Design Star and Royal Pains, and he was sleeping! I'm not planning to do it very often and I'm not going to watch True Blood while he's in the room.

Okay, that's all I have to confess so far. More later, I'm sure.


  1. OMG I watch True Blood with my dogs in the room. Does that make me a bad dad? (Answer: probably)

  2. I've found that I don't have much control over who my kids will be. Having lamented over many of the same things you bring up (and many, many, many more to come!) my kids have become themselves. Emma has been comfortable in her bed, in her room, for as long as I can remember. However, some nights, Luke will still want to make a palet on the floor next to me. I've found that my job is to finally become "Me" and let them do the same thing.

    -- Jamie

  3. Thanks, Jamie. I love what you said. :)

    Rich - Your dog is going to get a werewolf complex. :)

  4. Sometimes I really like to watch horror or action movies but I have to avoid it for I have my baby. Same here...

    Early Pregnancy Symptoms

  5. There are so many things I wasn't going to do for fear of being a bad mom...when my hubby gave my first child mcdonalds at 18 months I thought I would kill at four kids I mellowed out...
    He's a cutie, btw...
    come visit my blog if you'd like a peek at my cuties...

  6. Thanks, Holly! Maybe my mellowness will set in a few years from now. :)