Call me naive, but I don’t think I ever fully understood how my baby’s cries would just cut me!
Sure, I was fortunate enough to read a blog post (can’t recall whether it was during late pregnancy or in the early days of ninja) with this golden piece of parenting advice: This too shall pass. It really helped put things into perspective when I hold a screaming baby who’s turning redder by the second and (sometimes) has big fat tears. Ooohh..those tears! 🙁 It reminded me that while there are hard moments (crying baby, anyone?), there are also plenty of sweet moments (that first grin/coo) that are all so fleeting. Already my little ninja is 9 weeks!
I also recently came across this other blog post called “Brace yourself: The zero to ten scale” which was such a great reminder when I was (yet again) holding a screaming baby who wouldn’t go to sleep without singing me his sleep song. This particular line hooked me:
At 10, loud and incessant crying, your baby is also doing his job.