In law.

Dave’s mom arrives tommorow from Toronto. I am so excited for her to meet her grandaughter and so excited for the help. Phew!
Even if it’s just an hour releif here and there, knowing someone is caring for and loving the baby I can escape safely..My big issue is I hate just leaving her in her bouncy chair, she seem’s content, but I feel like a neglectful parent, by having someone else to hold her for part of the day I can feel good about having a bath ect..

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β€œLife is like riding a bicycle. To keep your balance you must keep moving.” β€” Albert Einstein. When it feels like your world has been shattered, and you have reached rock bottom, you must make a choice: Stay where you are and fade away, or keep moving forward. Thankfully I chose to move forward and was blessed with the two most wonderful children after the death of my first in early labor. Things are looking up.

Posted on February 12, 2010, in Uncategorized. Bookmark the permalink. 7 Comments.

  1. Oh gee whiz that bouncy is lovely NOT neglect. Besides you can put it in your bathroom. That is where Shira sits, naked on a prefold, and pushed against the tub so she won’t fall out. I play peek a boo and splash her and give her back the toys she drops. Then poor baby girl gets her shower because I rarely take the time to bathe her.

    • I wish E liked having her clothes off enough I could put her there on a prefold, Nakid time is not a thing in our home, she hates being naked. I have to put her in the bath with me to calm her.
      I know the chair is not neglect, if it’s like for me to have a bath or eat…but I feel like any other time of the day, I should be holding b/c she’s newborn still she sleeps like 18-20 hours a day so she doesn’t interact in said chair.

  2. It’s Totally ok for her to be in the bouncy chair with you in the bathroom while you take a bath! There’s nothing, nothing wrong with it whatsoever.

  3. My big issue is I hate just leaving her in her bouncy chair, she seem’s content, but I feel like a neglectful parent
    Please believe me, I absolutely remember that feeling, but experience has taught me: IT IS OK to leave her in the bouncy seat while you shower/ eat or do ANY kind of self-care!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! (I almost wrote that in all caps, I feel so strongly about it.)
    She does not need to be held 24/7. She is loved, she is taken care of, that is all she needs. She will be OK on her own for little chunks of time (and those chunks increase as she gets older! Remy plays by himself a lot now.)
    Again, believe me, trust me, I know that feeling. I remember it. And I was told this same advice by mamas who had experienced the same thing I did!!! And eventually I believed it, too. Please, please, please. Do not waste your time feeling guilty like I did.
    (And YAY for your MIL coming!!!! I hope it will be an awesome visit and that she will love on Ms Eva and give you many more breaks :DDDDDD)

    • Thanks πŸ™‚
      I hope when I get my Moby wrigged up I can have the best of both worlds..I hope. I can wear her around the house to cook, clean and eat and then just keep her in her chair for showers, naps ect..
      Then I won’t feel so bad or so limited, right now I just sit around the house with her on my lap all the time until I have to shower or eat or flip the laundry ect..then I put her in her chair.

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