Comments on: A Letter To My Pregnant, Child-Less Self… http://www.scarymommy.com/a-letter-to-my-pregnant-child-less-self/ A parenting community for imperfect parents. Wed, 30 Jul 2014 05:43:52 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=3.9.1 By: jaymayhttp://www.scarymommy.com/a-letter-to-my-pregnant-child-less-self/comment-page-2/#comment-432684 Mon, 28 Jul 2014 17:51:04 +0000 http://www.scarymommy.com/?p=20798#comment-432684 Your comment reminded me of my own pre-baby judgemental attitude, lol. Right before I was due to be induced, my grandma sat down with and we talked about all kinds of things. One thing she told me was to let the nursery take the baby at night while I was still in the hospital*. In my head I was thinking how horrible that was, I had waited so long for him I wouldn’t let anyone take him! Fast forward to the next baby, and I’m asking the maternity nurse as I’m wheeled up from L&D when they can take him and how long they will keep him :)

*She also told me that when she had her kids in the late 60′s early 70′s hospital stays were four days minimum and the maternity nurses took the babies all night every night. Why did they stop???

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By: Pamelahttp://www.scarymommy.com/a-letter-to-my-pregnant-child-less-self/comment-page-5/#comment-411099 Mon, 14 Jul 2014 19:01:27 +0000 http://www.scarymommy.com/?p=20798#comment-411099 Kudos to you for not letting him cry! I don’t know why people say babies are “manipulative”. A baby doesn’t even know how to manipulate! All they know is how they feel: they feel hungry, or cold, or uncomfortable, and need to be made comfortable. And they know that that voice and that rythm of walk and that cadence of speech all belongs to mommy; it’s all been there since the womb and is their one connection between the world they know (womb) and the world they’re beginning to know. So just cuddle him as much as you want, i guarantee you can’t “spoil” a baby.

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By: Pamelahttp://www.scarymommy.com/a-letter-to-my-pregnant-child-less-self/comment-page-3/#comment-410969 Mon, 14 Jul 2014 18:06:02 +0000 http://www.scarymommy.com/?p=20798#comment-410969 I think that is so true, and many moms beat themselves up because they’re not a great mom for toddlers, or for infants, or for teens. But different ages bring different challenges that the parents will be more or less suited to coping with! My dad was a GREAT pre-teen dad, then he was completely unable to connect with his teen daughters, then as adults we all have a great relationship now. So far (my kids are 12 and 8) I found the infancy and toddler years to be easier than the tween years. But they will be my kids until they’re 80, so we have time to reconnect if I turn out to be a horrible mom for teen!

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By: karmahttp://www.scarymommy.com/a-letter-to-my-pregnant-child-less-self/comment-page-2/#comment-374373 Fri, 20 Jun 2014 02:11:33 +0000 http://www.scarymommy.com/?p=20798#comment-374373 Lol, oh.my.god. I think I just peed my pants!

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By: Heather G-Khttp://www.scarymommy.com/a-letter-to-my-pregnant-child-less-self/comment-page-1/#comment-363163 Thu, 12 Jun 2014 05:02:22 +0000 http://www.scarymommy.com/?p=20798#comment-363163 Real life is worlds of difference apart from actual and physical life experience. I was and am a dually licensed NY state teacher (unemployed , SAHM at present), and presently chose to raise my only child (medical reasons – a healthy yet 38 year juvenile onset Dianbetes Mellitus Insulin Dependemnt Diabetc/IDDM since age 3). I used to be part ofte ignoramnt but bookwise knowledgeable crowd who didn;t have children, Being a parent from birth on is a lesson that nothing can replace, and that nothing teaches better…. It’s a lesson that is ongoing and that I value all aspects of, including the “hardship” type areas /harder areas of. My life is richer, FAR RICHER for the experience of being a mom. I wouldn’t trade this for anything! Chrsitopher is my greatest treasure and he IS where my HEART is….

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By: Katiehttp://www.scarymommy.com/a-letter-to-my-pregnant-child-less-self/comment-page-1/#comment-350760 Wed, 04 Jun 2014 03:14:09 +0000 http://www.scarymommy.com/?p=20798#comment-350760 This was a funny (and insightful) read during pregnancy — but now that my daughter is 5 months old I appreciate it so much more. Did most of you moms with 2+ little ones swear that you would stop at 1? I’m scared now!!

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By: Crystalhttp://www.scarymommy.com/a-letter-to-my-pregnant-child-less-self/comment-page-16/#comment-311512 Fri, 25 Apr 2014 19:57:10 +0000 http://www.scarymommy.com/?p=20798#comment-311512 My son tried cooking popcorn when he was three at 5:30 in the morning. He had it in for something like 40 minutes, he realized about 10 minutes in it was on fire. My three year old took the popcorn out put it in the sink covered it with water then threw it in the trash. He woke me crying telling me his popcorn was on fire…. I was awake and running. Poor kid. When my second was born I was breastfeeding and dozed off to little bear. When I woke a few minutes later I thought my son was playing hide and seek, then I found his tricycle at the end of the hallway. A half hour, a call to the building manager and 911 later he was returned by the police from a building behind mine. He flooded the house three times, stuck a screw driver in a socket (mind you my house was baby proof he was better at working that stuff than I was) blew out all of the lights, threw a moon rock we got at the museum of science at the tv, bye bye plasma screen. I found him pushing the bouncy seat to the floor and letting it bounce back up WITH his newborn sister in it. Though there were funny things he would try to breast feed his sister…. No worries I have pictures! The second one was nothing, and my first one was well behaved. Seriously though they do stuff and you just have to shake your head and laugh, or sit in the middle of your flooded living room and cry. You pick.

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By: Lizhttp://www.scarymommy.com/a-letter-to-my-pregnant-child-less-self/comment-page-16/#comment-295001 Mon, 31 Mar 2014 08:15:24 +0000 http://www.scarymommy.com/?p=20798#comment-295001 Absolutely bloody hilarious !! God – if only I had read this before having my two kids, I would have been that much wiser !!

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