Foetal position, calming. Return to when in need. While weathering a storm, of tears from a sweet baby boy. A piece of unnatural, yet soothing plastic removed from his sweet baby mouth.
Inside, stress rising. Constricting knots spread, like hundreds of tiny tightly clenched fists.
An attempt at creating an independent child. For him, or for me?
A caring gorilla mother, would she let her tiny baby cry and cry? Evolution and its perfection. Content infant gorillas, held for twelve months in their loving, animal mothers arms.
Am I creating insecurities in a child born so content? Blessed with a beautiful soul, and a smile for every face.
Is modern life getting in the way of what our babies need? I do not have time to rock my baby to sleep…………….. I have blogging to do……
So tiny, so briefly. Just give him what he needs?
Where is that grandmother and her notepad now?
A mothers guilt, daily punishment, am I making the right choice?
“Attachment parenting” or “Controlled Crying”
What is your style?
Me, I try to trust my instincts, despite the voice of self doubt.