Connor will soon be 2 months old. In a few short weeks so much of my life and what I thought about myself has changed in a veryt short amount of time.
Misconception#1 - What I can endure
Before Connor, I couldn't handle invasive doctor's exams, I had never fasted more than 12 hours successfully, and I had never gone more than 48 hours without sleep. As a woman, I am a mere mortal. As a mother, I suddenly have an ability to do things I never thought possible.
Misconception #2 - Modesty above all else
Anyone know knows me knows I am fairly neurotic when it comes to nudity. Gotta keep all the sensitive bits under wraps unless I am in a situation where I wouldn't invite my mother. In a few short weeks I've gotten comfortable with popping the boobs out in front of pretty much anyone. They aren't boobs to me so much anymore as they are my baby's lunch.
Misconception#3 - I will never, ever be a co-sleeping parent
Ha! This is a good one! So I had a choice. I could put the baby down properly in his bassinet at night and keep my squishy king-sized bed to myself...and wake every 3 hours on the dot, pull him out of his bassinet, take him to the livingroom, feed him while watching a little tv, rock him back to sleep, put him back to bed and then lie awake for several more minutes before *I* can get back to sleep, only to jump at every little cough and grunt he makes, leaning up to check to see if he is still breathing or is having another choking event....
OR I could sleep with him in my recliner, knowing he is ok because I am able to hold him in the proper position and I can feel and hear him breathing...and because he is warm and cosy he wakes every 4-5 hours instead of every 3...and when I put him just right in the chair I can sleep while he feeds, burp him, lay him back on my chest and go back to sleep almost instantly.
So my options were to not co-sleep and therefore, not sleep, or put a baby on my chest and finally get some rest.
It was actually an easy choice.
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