Before we had kids, DH wanted a dozen. Now, 3 is sometimes "too many"
I have a friend who gives me crap whenever I mention the latest thing the kids are doing to drive me crazy because when DS was about 2 weeks old, I informed her something along the lines that he was the sweetest being on the planet, **Everything** he does is cute, and I will *NEVER EVER* feel that way about this person... (in response to something *her* kids did that drove her crazy I'm sure...)
Yeah. In the days before he had siblings or the ability to fight with them...
Said same friend breastfed to age 2. While I never said anything, I did think it was a little above and beyond.
My daughter self-weaned shortly before the baby came and we briefly tried out tandem nursing. (She wasn't *truly* all that interested in nursing anymore, and *I* didn't particularly love tandem-ing...worked out well for both of us. She was 5 days short of 22 mos when he was born)
DS2 is nursing and I have no plans on making that stop. (13 mos)
Almost everyone I know has coslept and before I had kids, I was "NEVER" going to do that....till I got DS1 home and well, I just couldn't sleep WITHOUT him! (he stayed in my bed 11 months full time, I crawled in *his* bed--a queen mattress on the floor--till he stopped night-waking at around 18 months, napped with him well beyond then. DD coslept till shortly before DS2 was born. DS2 is almost 14 months and while I occasionally entertain the idea of doing what I did with DS1, I don't *really* want to do it anytime *soon* he's just too dang cuddly and it's too easy to just stick in the boo and get extra sleep at 6 AM
Oh and when my dad advised "Don't do cloth diapers" I actually laughed and said "Who does *that* anymore anyway, Dad?" (then I found MDC, and ds1 had cloth diapers at 7 months old
this one would be funny if it wasn't so sad.....I was going to breastfeed when I was pregnant with DS1....nobody warned me the hospital could sabotage that. I was *completely* unprepared, figured I'd just well, stick boob in baby and it would all work out. It didn't.
It just made me that much more determined to NOT be sabotaged with DD, which I WASN"t