|Daughter, Wife, & Mommy|
Basically, being a mom comes down to a simple thing... is your child loved & cared for. No one will do everything right. I've done so many things wrong in the 2 and a half short months Uriah has been on this earth, but I know he has never not been loved or cared for to the best of my ability. We also make choices that others would think is irresponsible, but doesn't really hurt anyone. Like I didn't breastfeed. Not because I couldn't. Heck, I'm almost 11 weeks post partum and still leaking. But I used formula from the beginning because I just didn't want to breastfeed. He's still getting all his nutrition and getting fed (I mean he's huge really, even if not chubby) so why are we judging each other? I cloth diaper, but I don't look down on those who use disposable. Hey they are a lot easier. No doubt. I definitely see the appeal. So next time some mom tells you something and the first thing that pops in your mind is "That's not what I would do" stop and think... does it really affect how the child is loved and cared for so much that it deserves harsh judgment? If not, withhold it. Even if it does, withhold it to think about putting yourself in their shoes first. We've all done things we never thought we'd do because every baby is different, and every mom is different, and every situation is different. But we can all be good mommies with happy, healthy babies.