- I want an unmedicated birth
If you read my blog about labor and delivery, you know what a joke this statement is. I know so many people who have given birth unmedicated, several times and if that’s you, you are one badass mama. I don’t know if I’ll have more kids in the future but you can bet it will be a scheduled c-section where I won’t feel one contraction.
- No screen time until she’s at least a year
This one went out the window pretty quickly. I think it was about my second week of no more than three hours of sleep a night when I realized she loved those baby sensory videos (Link here). She is almost three months and we watch a Disney movie a day. Sometimes you just need some time to relax, and if putting on a movie does that for you then by all means; do it.
- I’m going to exclusively breastfeed
This one is a little heartbreaking for me. This was my goal and I’ll have an entire blog post about this but sometimes it just doesn’t happen and that’s okay.
- I don’t think I’m going to let her have a pacifier
I held out strong for the first month but again after lack of sleep, her being addicted to a pacifier didn’t seem so bad anymore. She still is using them, if you want to read my review about our favorite, click here.
- I’m not going to dress her in all pink, I really like neutrals
I’ll admit it, I’m a liar. This little girl is dressed in pink all the time. Her room has a lot of pink, her clothes, blankets, toys, everything. If I can find it in a shade of pink you best believe I’m going to choose that over a yellow.
- She won’t be sleeping in bed with us
I feel the backlash I’ll get for this will deserve it’s own post, so its coming. I will say this though, I absolutely love bed sharing with her. We do it safely, she has an in-bed bassinet and it’s comforting to her and me. My husband on the other hand cannot wait until she starts sleeping in her beside the bed bassinet.
- It’ll be easy going back to work
I have been very lucky to have off work for so long. I left work September 2020 and I just started working last week. Before I had her I just knew it wouldn’t be an issue going back, I wasn’t planning on being one of those clingy moms but here I am.
- I never want to have matching outfits, I think its a little lame
I laugh at this a lot, because when Target unveiled their matching mommy and me sweaters you bet you ass I jumped at the chance to buy them.
- She’s going to be dressed bow to toe daily
I’m not sure if it’s just because we are in a pandemic, or maybe because it’s winter but we both stay in PJ’s all the time. You see a lot of photos of her dressed up and it’s really only for photos, we’re not that exciting.
- No toys with batteries until she’s older
I quickly learned that I will do just about anything to make my daughter smile, even if that means listening to a singing Minnie Mouse doll on repeat for an hour or listening to “Trolls Just Want to Have Fun” while Poppy’s hair flashes different colors.
- I’m hitting the gym as soon as I’m cleared at 8 weeks.
It’s been 17 and I haven’t gone back yet. Don’t be so hard on yourself if you’re in the same position. We are still in a pandemic so it’s difficult to go somewhere and possibly bring germs home to your baby. Take your time, start slow.
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