I had very strong opinions before I became a momma about being a parent. Everyone kept telling me that my views would change once I became a mom. I would simply roll my eyes.
Co-Sleeping: I was totally against it. I thought it made very bad habits. But the first night she came home and we were all exhausted, I put her in the bed with me and voila. A sleeping baby. She has now adjusted to sleeping in the bassinet beside our bed but I enjoyed the little time she slept in our bed. I thought it was sweet and bonding.
Pacifiers: I hated them. I thought the idea of them was gross and that all they did was ruin a child's teeth. But when your little one wants to use you as a human pacifier and you can't get anything done, you quickly learn that they are a god send.
Gripe Water: I thought it was ridiculous and that it didn't work. Now I'm not saying it works for every child but my gassy, hiccupie baby needs them. They make her tummy feel better and let me sleep.
Another thing....I use to want twins....and now I don't even know how people do it.
I use to think it was easy until I had one of my own. Having them 24 hours a day or just over night is a way different experience.
With all that said I love my one month old. And I feel like it's all going by so fast already. I'm trying to enjoy every single minute I can with her because I don't want to miss a thing and I want to try and remember everything.