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Toddle Along Tuesday - Things I said I'd never do

In the past month since Amelia was born, I've learnt that being a mum means that you can be wrong. A lot. And that's alright. Parenting is sometimes described as a hurricane- you know it's coming and can prepare all you want, but you never really know the impact it's gonna have until it actually happens. Well here's a few things I said I'd never do...before I had Amelia. 
1. Bed Share/Co-sleep. I promised myself I'd never co-sleep. It scared me. The thought of rolling over my child and suffocating them while they slept was terrifying. But show me a parent who has never co-slept. It works for some people, not for everyone. In fact, we only brought her into bed when she woke up at 5am to try to get a few more hours of sleep. I was shown whilst at hospital how to co-sleep safely, as I physically couldn't get out of bed to pick Amelia up they put her with me so I could feed her that way.  

2. I will never take humiliating pictures, simply because they are hilarious and then post them on the internet. I will certainly never re-post them on a blog. Yes, I do take random pictures of Amelia all day long, she has lots of funny poses and likes to stick her tongue out...a lot!

3. Breastfeeding. This is a big one. I knew I wanted to breastfeed while I was pregnant but I never realized how intense it could be. The pain involved when latching in the early days was painfully horrific. I'm glad I stuck with it because it is a really amazing experience and something amazing I can provide to my child. I judge less now because I realize how painful and difficult it can be. Especially at 3am when you can't keep your eyes open but you have a 10 pound baby screaming at the top of her lungs because she's hungry but she cannot latch because she's so upset. It's the later weeks where it becomes a wonderful bonding experience.
4. Give my baby a dummy. -See picture (Ha!) This is something I was quiet adamant about, I always said I wouldn't be one of those mum's that give's their baby a dummy to shut them up. I do give it now and again, but mainly its to soothe her as she like to fall asleep after feeding on me so this makes more sense and no sore nipples! Bonus!

I'm sure there's more that my list isn't covering but mummy brain has me moving slowly this morning. I need my can of red bull to jump start me. What are some things you thought you'd never do?

-Kerry

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Thank you so much for taking the time to leave a comment. I love reading them all and will try my best to answer all of your questions. If you would like to contact me for a quicker response please feel free to tweet me at (@ohsoamelia_blog) or email me. Kerry