Tuesday, May 1, 2012
How do we keep our baby safe? It seems that danger is around every corner.
Over the last few days several sad, scary and heartbreaking articles involving babies have been published. I am literally trying to not become a nervous wreck, and even hubby was worried about some people in the neighborhood owning pitbulls....after reading an article.
We chose the safest car seat, best organic food, gear and quality daycare....but how do we prevent the thousands of things that can go wrong? I totally understand why parents are overprotective. No one that knows me would think I am overprotective or a helicopter parent, but I literally have to fight back the impulse to never let her leave my sight.
It is this invisible struggle that goes on in my (and I am sure every parent's) head and heart. Letting the babies explore, live and play means freedom....freedom away from us- the parents.
This invisible struggle is also combined with an invisible cord that connects us to our baby, any pain she feels, we feel it times ten. That is why I am always seeing danger and trying to make sure this little gift of life is safe!
No wonder I am so exhausted all the time, it takes a lot of energy to worry this much! Good grief.
Also I would like to welcome my sassy friend and fellow new mom, Wendy to the blog world. Check her blog out here. Her daughter Brooklyn is adorable. She also is a fitness coach and overall lovely person!