Never say never…

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When the Mister and I were planning for the Little, we took “baby gear” pretty seriously. After reseraching everything we could on car seats, bassinets, strollers, etc., we picked the BEST of the best — our little bundle of joy would get the safest, best products on the market.

I was firm, however, in my belief that we would not, under any circumstances need a swing. No sir, I would not be one of those mothers. You know, the ones who drop their little one into a robotic device to serve as a babysitter — because they simply don’t want to spend the time to hold their child. My refusal of the swing was of course partnered with my adamant stance of NO PACIFIERS. Again, the term itself rubbed me the wrong way. I would not shove a plastic nipple into my child’s mouth to pacify him — simply because I didn’t feel like soothing him myself.

The Mister tried to rationalize with me and explan these devices would not make me a bad parent, but instead keep us sane. I wouldn’t hear of it.

Fast forward……

I feed the little and realize it’s been hours since I’ve peed. So I set him in his carrier and put him in the bathroom with me. He’s not happy. He was content being bounced in my arms on the couch. So with my foot. I rock the carrier back and forth. Back and forth. Back and forth. BACK AND FORTH. All is right in his little world. If only there were a contraption that I could set him in that rocked back and forth!!!

Inserts foot into mouth…

Yea, the PACI is a story for anther day.

What did you say you’d NEVER do that you eventually changed your mind on?

12 Responses to “Never say never…”

  1. Kara says:

    I said I’d never let the baby cry, but once we got to 6 months, it turned out to be the best decision for everyone

    Glad he likes his swing!!

  2. I know that a lot of my “rules” will probably fly out the door once the reality is there. In the meantime I’ll just go on in ignorant bliss. :)

  3. aw- haha! I’m pregnant with my first and I’m all about saying that I’ll never feed my child anything but good, wholesome, nutrient dense, real food! We’ll see how that goes in a few years… ;)

  4. LOL! This reminds me of the Sex and the City episode with Miranda and Brady!

    Very belated congrats to your family!

  5. Kelly W says:

    Haha – I’m sure we all have a Never said Never Moment :) The Swing is such a good invention!

  6. omg there are too many things to count!

  7. Jennifer says:

    Ha ha – this made me laugh! And do you want to share with us the other “nevers” on your list now or wait? :)

    Sawyer is adorable! And you look great.

  8. Candis says:

    We were the same with the pacifier. We lasted three days and I gave in. I would have gone crazy without it.

    Hope things are going well with you and your adorable Sawyer!

  9. angie says:

    All the best parents are childless right? Then we have babies and get a clue :)
    I felt the same way about the swing with my first. Once we gave in and bought it though it was a life-saver. The funny thing is my second daughter didn’t care for the swing at all. We wound up passing it along to another family member when baby 2 was still tiny.

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