Paula Abdul's song two steps forward, two steps back keeps playing in my head.
Just when I think I have made a giant parenting step forward,
I revert "backwards". 
For instance...our babe went from sleeping in a bassinet in our room,
to sleeping in her crib (OK, I admit it was only a few times),
to now sleeping IN our bed.
I was only bringing her in bed in the mornings,
but now I love the all night snuggles.
Is it wrong...I don't know,
but if it is, wrong never felt so right.
And when my mom tells me I'm creating a bad habit...
well, I just remind her that I slept with her just shy of high school.
Sweet Dreams sweet friends.


  1. Caroline- one of the many things I am constantly learning and re-learning is do what feels right for you and your family. Before my 2.5 years of my mommyhood, I would have agreed with your moms thoughts, but Levi and God has had an abundance of fun changing my mind,teaching me lessons and making me see that my past judgements were innocent but nieve. As mommies we are being led to do what is perfectly right for our family. ENJOY!!

    I've been enjoying catching up on Lucia's story. Thank you for sharing.

  2. Cindy Winsor AshmeadApril 9, 2012 at 11:02 PM

    BIG Correction not 25 years but 2 point 5 years.

  3. Cindy,
    Thank you so much for reading Laughing Bellies! I couldn't agree more. I am so much less quick to judge or question others for what they do. I know Lucia won't be tiny forever and for once in my life I have been able to enjoy the moment. It is a great feeling. Thanks for stopping by and come back often!