Despite my ranting in the previous post about how I just want to do things my way, there are times when I don't myself. Am I doing the right thing or am I misguided? Over and over I think of that word, "spoiled." "You're sleeping with him/breast feeding him when he cries/picking him up--you're spoiling him!"
Is that really spoiling? Really? Why do Americans think this way? I know in my heart that how I'm treating Julian is right--if only right for us.
Still, with so many voices saying I need to change--and at the frontline, my own husband!--sometimes I feel I must give in. My confidence in my decisions wane.
Then I read articles like this and I'm reassured: http://www.incultureparent.com/2010/12/why-african-babies-dont-cry/
I don't need to give in! I need to do what I'm doing even more! And if the people around me won't support me, then they'll just be ignored and given a telepathic birdie and STFU.
I've said this before, but I'll say it again now; I'd rather regret the decisions I have made than regret the decisions that were made for me.
Stop telling me what to F'ing do!!!