Amy -- Yea, soda wouldn't affect the test
(I CAN'T believe that!)
Ame -- yes, stay far, far away from that mw! Fingers crossed that the storm works it's magic on you!
Mamajaza -- that woman was very lucky to hear your story first hand. I often wish I knew another UC mama IRL so I could have some positive reinforcement.
Speaking of positive reinforcement, I need some now. I just got off the phone with my SIL who has a 3 week old baby girl. The conversation just made me so sad...because she claims her daughter is "manipulating" her when it comes to naptime and bedtime. She cries whenever she's put in her crib, and then stops as soon as mama picks her up, or rubs her back. She says they're "fighting" about schedules right now. She's also weaning her from the breast already and giving her formula. Obviously she's not an AP mama (not that I care for labels, but you know what I mean) and she's making it sound like such a struggle to be a mom. Of course, she says "it's all worth it" but it's mostly an afterthought.
So, here I am thinking the struggle is coming because she's not "listening" to her daughter. What if she kept her on the breast, kept her in her room with dh, wore her around in a sling, and didn't let her cry it out -- wouldn't that make it better?
That's what I'm telling myself, but what the hell do I know 'cause I've never been there! It's just...if I took her words to heart, I wouldn't necessarily look forward to being a mama. But, if I took her words to heart about birth (she had a "failed" inducement and a C-section) I wouldn't be having a uc either.
I just need some validation -- it DOESN'T have to be THAT hard, right?????