I could seriously cuddle with this kid all day.
I always predicted I would be a very regimented mom who would make my baby sleep in the crib and let him cry it out. Even with my students, I've never been very nurturing. I rarely even let my kids hug me. I don't veer from rules and discipline. I never envisioned myself so passionate about cloth diapering, baby wearing, breastfeeding, co-sleeping, and natural childbirth. And yet, I can't begin to estimate how many hours I've spent reading and educating myself on these topics.
Before reading The Happiest Baby on the Block I was concerned about spoiling Jackson and making him overly dependent upon me. But the truth is, he is solely dependent upon me right now. I am the number one person who feeds, dresses, and cleans him. I was his life support for 9 months and I will continue to care for all of his needs. So if he wants to mold onto my chest and take a nap, I am happy to let him.
Jackson is destined to be a momma's boy. Jesse teases me that I will never like any girl Jackson's tries to date and God help when he wants to get married. I am already terrified at the thought of him joining the military or moving far away. I want to enjoy all these years being the number one woman in his life because I have a feeling it is going to go by too quickly.