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MY take on naptime and maximizing mom time

In the beginning every time she slept so would I. It seemed like the nights were just so long and rough for such a long time, when in reality it was only a month. For the first month I felt like I was losing my mind. I was never sleeping and the house was a mess!! The only time that I could get anything done baby would be asleep and I would literally tip toe and crunch my cereal in a separate room. Being a new mom comes with being at the chaotic center of a tornado of madness along with the great butterfly feelings that a new baby brings. I’m making it sound terrible but when in reality her and I napped all day and took baths. It’s so strange that while you’re living in the moment you can’t acknowledge the bigger picture amidst all the feelings that you’re sorting through. Finally taking the new situation for what it is until you look back and realize that it wasn’t that bad. I feel so bad for moms that are still at the getting up to feed 4 times a night. Not us, this girl settled into her schedule month 2. She was and is a very easy baby. We sleep a full 8 hours a night with one minor interruption at around 4 a.m. to slip the boob in her mouth and then she is out. I’ve read that it’s FROWNED UPON BY MOM BULLIES to breastfeed and sleep. Well BULLIES, I’ve done it and I’d do it again! Not all different parenting is bad parenting, it’s just different. For instance I don’t ever like to leave my daughter alone in a room while she is sleeping since she has began to roll and crawl. It gives me anxiety and makes me nervous. I can’t get anything done with being constantly worried about her falling off the bed. I’d rather have her where I can see her and get all my stuff done in a timely fashion while she sleeps. Accidents can happen in a second and it scares me so much that something could’ve been avoided if I’d been there. I know, it’s a lot of could haves! It just freaks me out and I don’t think I’ll be OK until she can actually talk to me and tell me if she has swallowed and or broken something. Until then I’ll be hovering and losing my marbles. (I can’t believe I thought MY mom was too overprotective.)

 

4 thoughts on “MY take on naptime and maximizing mom time”

  1. Great post 🙂 You are absolutely right; not all different parenting is bad parenting! My little girl and I have a similar routine but we wake up three times a night, haha.

    I’m also right there with you about not letting her sleep in a different room while we try to get some mom time in (which of course means trying to accomplish 1500 different things, right??!!). My theory has always been, once an accident happens, it’s already too late! And there is definitely no such thing as being too protective… children are such a blessing and we should absolutely cherish them as much as we like <3

    Also, mom bullies are the worst! You have to do what's best for you and your family!

    So glad to have connected with you on Instagram! Look forward to following your blog!!

    – Nikki xo

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