Friday, January 22, 2010

I have decided I am the only one who knows what's best for my child. After all, that's what the motherly instinct is for, right? David is 10 months old now. He can sit up, crawl, pull himself up, communicate what he needs, and is a GREAT sleeper. He has the cutest smile, the sweetest laugh and loves his Mommy & Daddy... what more can I ask for? I don't understand why people worry so much about what their baby is "expected" to do at a certain age. I think their is entirely too much stress in this world so why start putting stress on them at young ages... and why add the stress to your own life? Children are only babies for a short while. They are so perfect and so uninfluenced, why not learn from them instead of trying to teach them to grow up even faster? I don't like the idea of development charts & I can't stand it when people brag about their children based on what they say. I understand the need to express excitement, but when people are like "My baby is crawling! What's wrong with yours?!" I just want to shake them! Maybe that child has an undiscovered learning disability... maybe they're perfectly fine... either way, if someone has to "pick" on another child to make themselves feel better, it's ridiculous! One of my close friends has dealt with this lately and she almost cries every time we talk about it. ENJOY the moments! Relish in the fact that you have a strong bond with your child... they will become independent someday, but why make it happen any faster than necessary?

If David is happy, I am happy... that's the only standard I need :)

On another note... our cloth diapers shipped today! We should get them in the next couple of days and I'm so excited!


Caryn said...

I'm the same way! I hate when people brag about their kids that way. Every child is unique and develops in their own way. Some kids can speak sentences before they so much as learn to crawl and that's okay! *Sigh* People are just so stupid these days.

And cloth diapers? YOU ARE BRAVE!

Jennifer said...

After I had Rebecca my motto became "Mother knows best". I think as young mothers we will all experience that to some degree of people comparing babies, maybe even silently doing it ourselves, but you're right. You know what's best. Happy baby is a good sign. You will always be watching for developmental milestones to make sure they happen, but most of the time things are just fine. Bella is almost 14 months and doesn't walk yet. Becca walked at 9 months. Oh well. Bella's the baby and we hold her a lot. She's also very cautious but I know she'll walk soon enough. She's on her way. See! I compared my 2 children! LOL. You're a great mother.

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