Anyone who knows me well will tell you I’m extremely indecisive!! Where do you want to go for dinner? I don’t care! What movie should we go see? I don’t care! What color should we paint the bedroom? That could take me weeks to decide! I’ve always hated being the one to make decisions!! I would much rather someone pick and choose for me!
One thing I’ve learned quickly as a mom is I have to make decisions ALL THE TIME! Some are easy decisions like what should Jackson wear today (although sometimes that can be hard because of all the clothes he has!). Others are difficult like when and what should I feed him today. Now that Jackson is eating solid foods we have started a whole new adventure. It’s been overwhelming because there is no set way of doing things. When should I introduce three meals a day? The answer I often come across is to take cues from your baby. You will know when he’s hungry and wanting more to eat. So far that hasn’t been easy for me to figure out. If we do three meals a day I’m worried he won’t be getting enough breast milk, which is supposed to be his main source of nutrients until he turns one. There’s also deciding what to feed him. Should he have cereal with each meal? How much should he eat? Can he have little pieces of what we’re eating? I often wish there was a chart to tell me exactly what and when to feed him. As we move through this adventure, I think we’re getting the hang of it, but it’s still a work in progress. It’s so much fun seeing his reaction to new foods. Last night he tried avocado for the first time….oh what a face he made! 🙂
The easy and difficult decisions will be endless. I need to embrace the fact that I’m making decisions for my son and what I decide is what is best for him. Like a wonderfully supportive friend often tells me “he’s happy and healthy and perfect because of you!” I’ll just keep doing what I’m doing and remind myself that everything will work out. This little monster of ours brings us pure joy and smiles no matter how many difficult decisions we have to make to help him thrive and grow.
One more note….I’m so thankful to have such a great partner in crime! My husband is the best papa and is right by my side when deciding what’s best for our son. #perfectlittlefamily
“Family is not an important thing, it’s everything.” ~Michael J. Fox