Hi everyone. I'm 33 wks pregnant with baby #2 and I can't help but think about what I'm going to do differently this time around. I have an almost 2 year old DS at home and when I think back.. I wonder how much of our experiences of his first 2 years had to do with his personality vs my parenting.
I ebf with DS till he was about 7 months and fingers crossed that I will do the same with this babe. I still nursed DS thru pregnancy but had to cut back drastically because it was wayyyyy too painful. I'm still toying with if I will freely nurse him once the baby arrives or keep up our routine as it is right now - he comfort nurses for about 5 minutes and then DS takes him to bed. (Although I have a felling that I will be doing whatever it takes to survive those first few weeks after the babe is born... yes I am very very nervous.. I am such a different person when sleep deprived...)
I think that I waited too long to introduce a paci to DS (I think I went to 7 or 8 wks and then tried to introduce it) and he never took to it. No big deal I thought... until he continued to grow and I became his paci... especially when he was around the 16-18 month mark. It was kinda brutal and I'm not looking forward to going down that road again.
Does anyone that had experience with giving their child a paci have any regrets? Or is there anything that I should be considering that I'm not?