Okay Mamas . . . here is the question, "At what point does a child become spoiled?" Is it spoiling a child to pick him up and snuggle him when he cries? Is it spoiling him to rock him to sleep for naps and bedtime? Is it spending a nap keeping him wrapped up in my arms instead of putting him in his crib? The hubs seems to think that our precious, amazing baby boy is spoiled! How dare he!!!! :o)
Here are my thoughts-- He has spent the last 9 months warm and cozy in a sea of bliss. He never experienced pain, cold, or trauma until suddenly his mommy was shot up with Pitocin. He was evicted from the warm safe haven of my belly into a world where he was poked and prodded. He has been cold, hungry, and having to deal with his newly introduced crazy family.
I am all about getting him onto some sort of schedule. Having him nap and sleep in his bed and being able to get more then a few hours of sleep at night. I realize that this makes putting him to sleep for naps a little more difficult for others when they are watching him. But I am also very much aware of the fact that kids grow up too quickly. I want to cherish every second I have with him and not rush to the next "landmark". So to my husband who says our baby is spoiled I say . . . "so what!"
He will sleep through the night just fine and is making great progress for only being 3 weeks old. He is in his crib as we "speak" taking his afternoon nap and doing great.