I still look back at all the plans I made for our unborn child. My husband was so chilled and really left me to plan everything from the type of birth plan I wanted to the hospital, the doctor etc, although he wanted naming rights, to which I obliged. I laugh when I think of everything that didn’t quite happen the way I planned.
Natural Birth? NOPE!
No Drugs (epidural etc)? NOPE!
Breast Feed but introduce bottle? NOPE!
Foster cot sleeping habit? HELL NAH!!!!
Move baby into own room before 9 months? NOPE!
Encourage Independence? NOPE!
Breastfeed till 2years old? NOPE!
Limit TV/Tablet time? NOPE!
Potty Train by 2 years? LOL…like really?
I could go on and on but you get the picture. I over-planned but ended up winging it. I read many books and relied on Dr Google heavily. My mom used to tell me that I could plan and plan all I wanted but when the child came, there would be so many factors influencing my wishlist that I would find myself going with the flow and that is just what happened.
I now find myself in a bit of a predicament. Our 2 year old is still sleeping in our bed. I am a self-proclaimed enabler. It is my fault. I was too lazy to instill the cot sleeping rule and actually if I must be honest, I cuddled her every night and held her tight. In return, I have now created a monster. This monster sleeps in our bed every night and takes up more space than her parents combined. She hugs and holds on to my neck tightly in this summer heat, she squeezes and abuses my bosom even though she doesn’t feed anymore. She wakes up for kisses. She sleeps perpendicular to us and thus we often wake up with little chubby toes in our nostrils and ears. How oh how will I rid myself of this here situation. HELP! Google has failed me.