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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.
What about you?
__________________ Pam, mom to Sarah born on 3/24/11
Baby #2 due 11/30/12
39 y/o, from Boston, MA
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.
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.
Can't wait to meet our new baby GIRL! Never forgetting all my sweet angels: Twins 10 weeks 1/2010 Baby B 8 weeks 8/2010 Angel 5 weeks 3/2013