Saturday, December 29, 2012

Mommy Confessions

One of the things that I am trying to overcome in my life is struggle with comparing myself to others.  I know that this is something many women struggle with, so I know I'm not alone.  I never assumed that this struggle would end once I had a baby, but I feel like it became magnified once I had something more in common with so many other women.

I saw this quote recently and I think I want to print it out and put it on a bulletin board in front of me.


Seeing this quote led me to the idea that I want to be more real.  I want people - other women - to know completely who I am, and like I said, my biggest struggle right now is in comparing myself and the things I have/do to other moms.  With that being said....here are my confessions, without any justification because frankly...I don't need any!
  • Hadley still sleeps in our room.  And occasionally sleeps with me 
  • We use Target formula, and while I loved breastfeeding, I am truly scared for what my decision will be with our next baby.  I want to breastfeed but keeping it real...it was a lot of work to keep her fed since she eats so much and she's such a healthy, happy baby that I don't hate formula as much as I feel like I should
  • I sometimes stay in my pajamas all day now
  • We don't hardly have any schedule for Hadley.  We wake up and feed her and that sometimes happens at 6am and sometimes at 8am.  There's no set bedtime, except a general time that I try to get her to sleep
  • I rarely just lay her down in her crib and let her fall asleep on her own.  Most of the time I hold her or rock her until she's asleep
  • Even though I don't think there's anything wrong with letting her "cry it out" I hate to hear her do it so I usually don't last long before I go in there
  • Some days Hadley will wear the same outfit two days in a row if it's not overly spit up on or pooped on (if we're staying in the house)
  • We use Walmart and Target diapers.  Haven't used any Pampers or Huggies since she was a newborn
So there's just a few things, maybe it will make some other mom feel better about herself.  I am not big on resolutions because for me, they're rarely kept, but one thing I do want to make a point to do in 2013 is to accept the things I do and to own them and not be ashamed or hide them from people because of what they might think.  I know that some of these things might be creating issues but we'll cross those bridges when we get there.

Here's to 2013, and being real.

1 comment:

  1. Good for you Seanna! We don't need justification to do this that or whatever. We are mommas and that's justification in itself. P.s. good mommas' too! :)

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