Friday, August 19, 2011

Crying Together

After almost 1 full year of parenthood (Baby J will be 1 tomorrow), I have finally made my decision on CIO (the Cry it out method). I have been back & forth on the subject since he was born, due to a variety of factors including instincts, research, & lack of sleep. But today I realized something & made a connection in my personal life. It's learned helplessness, & it does NOT feel good. It does NOT feel good to feel alone in this world & feel as though the person you need & trust most in the world won't be there for you when you need them most. I will not allow my baby to feel like that again. We can cry together...but he will no longer cry alone.