Originally Posted by Mama_Gaia
then another lady said, "what a well behaved baby." god, he is a BABY, he doesn't "behave" and i do not have expectations of such. i wouldn't have been so bothered by the second comment if it hadn't come on the heels of the training comment, but really..
Oh man, I was visiting family this weekend and you'd never believe how many times someone said this to me! AAAHHHHHHHHHH!!!!!!!!!! I was about to lose my mind!
I was also told that by holding my baby (who had been sitting in the carseat all.day.long and was sick and tired of it and really just wanted mommy time) that I was spoiling him.
Aunt Ruth: Are you spoiling that baby?
Me: Of Course! Why wouldn't I? (being sarcastic...everyone knows baby's can't be spoiled)
Aunt Ruth: You're going to regret holding him so much, b/c in a few months he's going to want to be held all the time.
My boyfriend: Maybe she's right, we should put him in the highchair.
Me: No, I want to hold him. You don't have to!
MIL: You can't spoil a baby. He's fine.
I never thought I would say this but: Thank God for my MIL!!! She held and rocked him when I couldn't or was touched out, and told me that it was perfectly fine to hold him all the time. She also reminded my BF that when he was a baby she held him all the time and he didn't turn out spoiled.
Oh man. I should mention that Aunt Ruth is 94 and never had kids. Aunt Pat is in her 60's and also never had her own kids (but does have stepchildren, I have no idea how old they were when she married)
Me: Lincoln and BF are asleep, its about time they both got a really good nap in.
Aunt Pat: If he sleeps now will he sleep tonight?
Me: Oh yeah, its been a long weekend, and he has quite a bit of catching up to do on sleep.
about 3 hours later
Aunt Pat: Are they still sleeping?
Me: Yup, I'm so glad they're getting a long nap!
Aunt Pat: But will the baby sleep tonight if he sleeps now? You should wake him up!
Me: He'll sleep just fine tonight, I really don't want to disturb them.
Ugh...Lincoln is 4.5months right now! The more sleep the better! I also hate it when people assume that b/c he's quiet he's happy. He's not a screamer at all (when he does scream its major cause for alarm!), but he's not ALWAYS happy either, just quiet. I think my and my BF are the only ones that know when he's cranky.