Friday, July 29, 2011

It's a New Day

My poor husband came home last night and it just took one look for him to know I'd been crying my eyes out.
(Actually, it wouldn't have taken a genius because one look in the mirror and I realized my mascara was everywhere!)


Today I grabbed some of my baby books and started reading.

With my first pregnancy I was given a book that I completely ignored.
It was TOO overwhelming to me and felt incredibly intense.
The book is called My First 300 Babies.

Know it?

Well, I opened it up today and started pouring over the pages and with this baby,
I'm convinced I want to use this manual.

I'm a planner.
I love me a good schedule.
I adore routines.

I think what held me up last time was I decided to read the book once I had my son.
(bad idea)
This time I know there's more to think about and I know a bit more of what I need to prepare for.

So reading through the book today calmed me down.
Yah, the schedule is intense but it's also seemingly FREEING!

I can think of a few people who are going to consider me to be a nazi parent on this one.
Perhaps a few people who aren't going to like the limited waking hours the baby will have to be held or played with
but ya know what
our house, our kids, our rules ;)

The greatest thing I took away from today's reading?
Pg. 56 A Child's Natural Acceptance of a New Baby
"What child is not overjoyed at the thought of a new little brother or sister? Their childlike acceptance is natural, and this attitude should be the expected by the parents, rather than any negative behavior. There should be no need of gifts being brought to the other children when the infant is being favored. It is their happy opportunity to learn to share as a family, with no sense of being deprived in any way. Again I say, this thinking does not originate in the thoughts of the child; so parents, expect this childlike acceptance."

Oh the freedom that can come with a bit of studying, a bit of advice, and A LOT of surrender!


  1. Loooooooove this! So happy for you to find peace - let me know if you have any questions - this book is how whit and I survived infancy with our kiddos. You will love it. I love you!!!

  2. I'm cheering for you!!!!!

  3. I love this. Thank you for sharing! I wrestle all the time with Grace's acceptance of the baby and I think, subconsciously, made the decision that we were going to have a positive attitude and hope it rubbed off on Grace. I wish you guys all the best on your new adventure. And hope you're feeling well! :)

  4. lol. I also just realized this is months old.