October 10, 2011

Hey, It's OK...

+ It's OK if your baby is on the skinny side. In an average two hour period, I will nurse Cruz twice, feed him a plate-sized waffle, a tray full of Joe's Os, and a sippy full of whole goat milk. He is still not gaining weight. At this point, it just is what it is. So what if we know 6 month old babies bigger than him!

+ It's OK if you've ever picked a piece of cheese or a forgotten Cheerio out from under your baby's neck and snacked on it because the trash can was too far away. It's just too far away!

+ It's OK if your baby doesn't sleep through the night. And by "your" I mean "our." Guess what, world? Losing some sleep every night is fine. It's annoying, but not worth the pity or, frankly, the sleep training it would take to get Cruz to sleep for twelve hours without waking. Have I ever played the victim for not getting enough sleep? I apologize. We're fine. He's fine. Waking up in the middle of the night is fine.

+ It's OK if you leave the baby in the crib after his nap because he's happy and you're reading a great book.

+ It's OK if you haven't interviewed at preschools yet. Actually, that's on my to-do list for next week. But still. I think it's OK.

+ It's OK if nothing in your real house looks like your dream house on Pinterest. 

+ It's OK if you {I} don't fit into your {my} pre-baby clothes. Might never again. You {you!} are welcome to come over and raid my closet at any time. For realsies. 

+ It's OK if you count the drive to and from Homegroup as a date. 

+ It's OK if you vowed that your Facebook posts wouldn't be taken over by baby. And then you had a baby and posting about him completely took over. I mean, you have a baby. That's what you're doing. Would it be better to post about politics? I didn't think so. It's also OK if you don't have a baby and you think it's annoying. You'll be there someday. Or you'll post about your dog a lot. We all have our thing. 

+ It's OK if all you want in life is to look like Tami Taylor. 

hey, y'all...

+ It's OK to LOVE waking up a sleeping baby. In fact, I'm going to do it right now. Bye!


  1. Amen to "It's ok if your baby does not sleep through the night". He will someday. I promise. Joel didn't until he was 3 yrs old. The "sleep training" we were guilted into trying was a horrible mistake that is still my biggest regret of his babyhood. Kyle practically slept through the night from the start. They're each different. Just love him, love him, love him!

  2. :D Love this, Aunt Carol!! And honestly, most adults don't even sleep through the night. I've decided to own the fact that my baby wakes up. So freeing!


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