Monday, July 9, 2012

"Oh you just wait..."

From the moment I got pregnant to now to tomorrow and the day after that everyone is full of advice.  Whether it is advice for being pregnant or parenting people offer their advice.  During all of these times I have leaned on my friends a lot.  It's nice to have people that are in the same stage of life as I am.  Anyway, when I was pregnant people were saying "oh just wait, you won't get any sleep after your baby is born". Now that we are through the "no sleep" stage, it's "oh just wait, teething is terrible." Next it's, the terrible two's and so on.  We have even had people warn us about teenage years.  Dan and I take it with a grain of salt and try to just smile.  We made it through the newborn phase, we have started the teething stage and there are many more stages to come but we will deal with them as they come.  Why do people have to be so negative?  Every stage is a short period of time in the grand scheme of things.  What good will it do for me to worry about Charlotte's teenage years now?  Right now we will enjoy our little munchkin and all her stages of life.


  1. I second this post! Why do people feel the need to harp on the negative?? I'll give you some positive counteracting comments :) As far as teething goes, it is so neat to watch them eat grown-up food, and even cooler once they start to try to use a fork and spoon! It's amazing how fast they learn. Palmer woke up wailing at midnight last night from teeth pain, and I cherished the time we snuggled on the couch, because it happens so rarely now!

    I think with this baby coming in September I know even more to focus on the good, because it is so much more important, and so fleeting! Enjoy your sweet girl :)

  2. Don't listen to anyone! Every stage is just that a stage. Just enjoy every moment with your precious little one. They don't stay little long! :( Sounds like you and your husband are doing a great job! :)

  3. What a great perspective. The negative? I guess everybody feels they have it in common? Or hopes they do? That's the only thing I can think!

    Sure love that picture. It's great.

    (BTW, My almost 5 month old thinks she's a newborn and ate twice in the middle of the night!)