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May 2nd, 2012, 07:19 PM
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a) that you said you would never do

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b) NOT done that you figured you would.


a) I thought for sure I would march to the poor house before I went back to work (I was also burned out). But after 10 months I realized that working part time would provide us with financial security and get me out of the house a little bit. It's worked out so far.
Also, I give Sarah my phone a lot to watch the Fisher Price apps. I didn't want to do that, but she LOVES them!
Oh and I lasted 9 mos BF - I got off to a rough start, so never dreamed I'd make it that long.

b) Sarah has hardly watched any TV. I was going to be reasonable, but not overly strict. But it's just been really easy to keep the TV off. I've also done a much better job of feeding her healthy foods and avoiding juice. We don't eat terribly, but I envisioned relying more on convenience foods than I actually have.

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May 3rd, 2012, 03:52 AM
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a) Co-sleep, when Whitney was first born she had a really bad startle reflex, so she constantly woke herself up. We co-slept for about 8 weeks or so. It was the only way for anyone to get any sleep.

b) I guess it would be letting her stay overnight at one of her grandparents house. Before she was born I figured when she was older (9 months or so) I would be ok with her staying overnight with grandparents so we could have a night out. As of now I am not ready for that yet! Not sure when I will be either.
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May 3rd, 2012, 10:08 AM
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A) Co-sleeping. I never ever thought we would co-sleep, but we're still doing it. I also never wanted toys to take over my living room, but they have. I'm a much more relaxed parent then I thought I would be, I think working full time has done that because I've had to learn that I can't control things while I'm away from home.

B) we intended to take a lot more trips, but Rebecca hates riding in the car, so we actually don't go out much. I also told my family that they would be able to take Rebecca for the day or over night, but DH isn't comfortable with letting Rebecca go anywhere without a parent, so that hasn't happened.
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May 3rd, 2012, 04:25 PM
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a) that you said you would never do- Breastfed

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b) NOT done that you figured you would.
When I was younger I figured I would always want to work full time. Now that I'm being worked to bone I just find myself missing my kid.
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May 4th, 2012, 03:53 AM
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A. I never though I'd co-sleep, but did.

B. I always thought I'd still work when I had kids but ended up a SAHM. I have a love/not quite hate relationship with it, some days I get verrrry smothered by it.
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