I've always said "I'll never do that when I'm a mom" and before that I always said "I'm never having kids"
Well, I've proved myself wrong on both of those statements. I certainly had a kid, and I certainly do do that, now that I'm a mom. From pacifiers to gowns, here are all those "things" I swore I'd never do....
1. The Dress
Okay, so technically I believe the term is "night gown" but seriously, what's the difference? I wasn't having a girl, I was having a little man, and there was no way my guy was going to wear a dress. Wrong. After a 2 hour cluster feeding at 3am, I broke down and cut corners. I traded his snap up bodysuit for a dress with elastic around the bottom. Anything to make life a tiny bit easier at 4am sounded great..even a gown.
2. Co Sleeping
Co Sleeping? No way, not me. My baby will be in his crib from the start. Wrong again. He started out in a pack n play next to the bed. With my C-section incision, I needed him nearby and that seemed to be an ok alternative in my eyes. Then the attachment began, and I hated the thought of him being away from me. Now, it's me and baby Lang, co sleeping (safely) away. We love it.
3. The "Binky"
I never had a pacifier, nor did my sister, or her daughter. I was not giving my baby that dreaded thing that covered half of their precious face. Wrong, wrong, wrong. My kid was, and is a sucker. I relented to the pacifier, and realized that some babies just like to suck. I can live with that.
4. Baby Talk
I couldn't stand to hear people goo goo gaga to their babies all the time. Is it necessary to talk to your child like that? The answer: Yes. Well, I don't know the actual answer to that question, but in my own opinion, absolutely. The truth is, it's impossible not to engage in baby talk when interacting with your baby, it just happens. Their faces light up, and they respond to it. I may look like a fool, but I've got one happy baby because of it.