So yeah, this should have been written on Tuesday, but I got busy that night, then I was out of town...so it's here now.
My little man is official half-a-year old. This first six months has been ROUGH. I mean, really, really rough. I can't believe we've all survived it, to be honest with you. I hate to say anything for fear of jinxing it, but thing have finally started to get better. I've been feeling good, and the baby has started to get really fun (check out the video for proof of that).
At Michelle's suggestion, I'll now go back and review the list of mom things I said I would never do. Let's see how I did.
- Cry when my kid gets shots (unless they threaten me with the needle). Haven't done.
- Get upset about leaving the kid with a babysitter for the first time. Nope.
- Freak out about leaving the kid overnight for the first time. I was mildly uncomfortable with it (because of who he was left with), but I was really just excited for the sleep.
- Refuse to let anyone other than family/close friends watch the kid. Not an option at all.
- Play "guess baby's stats" with my friends before every doctor's appointment. Hells no.
- Constantly worry about the kid getting raped/murdered/kidnapped. Nope, despite my frequent interactions with rapists, kidnappers, and (far less frequently) murderers.
- Get upset when baby goes from sleeping in our room to sleeping in its own room. I was a little upset about it, but I think that was more because it made the midnight feedings less convenient.
- Quit my job to be a stay at home mom. Absolutely have not, and I wouldn't even consider it now that I'm at a job I love.
- Be comfortable staying home with the baby before it can interact with me. I got over this one pretty quickly...I didn't really have any other choice, and I even sort of enjoy it sometimes.
- Worry about SIDS or other random things killing my baby. Nope, though on those rare occasions that he sleeps through the night I do kinda wonder if he quit breathing.
I stuck to my guns pretty well, I think. I'm such a laid back mommy, which makes absolutely no sense. I'm not a laid back kind of person at all in every other area of my life. In fact, I'm pretty uptight. This relaxed approach to parenting seems to be working out so far. Hopefully it stays that way.
In honor of his half birthday (actually because he needed some onesies, since he's too long for the six month ones now), my mom and I went shopping for him at the secondhand shop near here. They had this Fisher Price singing mirror thing that the babysitter has, and the kid loves. The Easter Bunny was going to bring the baby one, but the Easter Bunny couldn't find one when he was shopping on Good Friday. The Easter Bunny later found out that it costs $50, so the Easter Bunny decided to drop the idea. When I found a used one for $12, I figured it was worth the investment. I was right. The video will show you why it was the best 12 bucks I've ever spent.