Tuesday, September 16, 2008
If you have started something with your baby and you wish someone would have slapped you on the back of your head and warned you not to, take a chill, you can fix it! Babies and toddlers are intelligent, resourceful, and resilient (strong, sturdy) and of course absolutely adorable. However, remember it's the last adjective that gets most new parents/parents into trouble. Babies are going to have to cry a little in the beginning (1st three years) or you and your husband are going to cry, a lot, later on. Whatever negative situation YOU have created just STOP and in 3 days it will be over. I started a job and the hours were 9 to 5, about 6 months later the hours were changed to 8:30 - 5:30 with lunch remaining the same at one hour. Day 1 truly seemed like I was working into the night, I got home and went to bed. Day 2 was a little better, not much, but better. At least when I got home I made it through dinner. You know what Day 3 was? It was me accepting it wasn't going to change, it wasn't going to go back to 9 to 5 and I learned to live with it. It is the exact same thing with a baby or a toddler, once they accept, realize, understand, you will not be rocking them at 3:00am they get the message and it only takes 3 days for this to unfold. I've done it with my own children, it works! I watched a young couple on Prime Time or a similar show and they were at their wits end with the cutest little 18 month old who just kept waking up 2 - 3 times every night. They were literally exhausted and PAID 500.00 for someone to help them fix the problem THEY created and guess what, in 3 nights that 18 month old was sleeping through the night. I'm telling you it works, and you're getting this wealth of information for free!!! You are a blessed people! Chow.
Posted by Linda at 12:16 PM