(Closed) Mommy Guilt

posted 7 years ago in Babies
Post # 3
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5761 posts
Bee Keeper

I hope you can start to get back into a normal sleep pattern soon. That’s exactly what happened to me once my daughter started sleeping 12 hours, and 30 years later,I still don’t sleep through the night. ๐Ÿ™ It’s a pretty common phenomenon.

Post # 5
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Bee Keeper

I’m sorry…but it’s true. I’ve heard it happened to them from so many women, and from others they think I’m kidding.

I used to be able to sleep through anything, and lived across the street from a Fire Dept. and sirens going off at all hours of the night and never heard a thing. Now a whisper 3 rooms away wakes me up. It’s a Mommy thing! lol

Post # 6
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Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: July 2009

I have the stupidest guilt things.  When she’s healthy I feel guilty that I’m not exposing her to enough pathogens to prevent asthma.  When she’s got a sniffle (or pink eye this week), I feel guilty because I must have brought some mean horrible nasty pathogen from work.

When I let her explore on her own, I feel guilty because I’m neglecting her.  When I’m playing with her for a long time I feel guilty because I’m not nurturing independence.

I feel guilty because we don’t give her a chance to self-soothe since we’re always soothing her.  I feel guilty that I can’t meet her needs when she cries.

I feel guilty that she is not getting the stimulation and social interactions of day care, and then I know if I put her in day care I’ll feel guilty because I’m not spending time with her.

I guarantee that whatever it is that I do with my child, I find a way to feel guilty about it.

It could be my Catholic upbringing or it could just be a BAD case of mommy guilt ๐Ÿ˜‰

Post # 7
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685 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: February 2009

 Its okay. I still check on my son if he sleeps for longer then usual or just to see him breathing. Its a mommy thing. If I can’t noticably see him breathing at his bedroom door then I walk in and physically touch him just to get a little movement. Hes going to be 3 this coming up June.

 You’ll always do this. I’m sure as long as your babies are living in your house, your gonna be checking on them =)

Post # 9
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Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: July 2009

@Mrs. Spring:  I knew you’d get it ๐Ÿ™‚

Post # 10
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: December 2009

I think my biggest guilt comes from feeling like I need a break sometimes. I know its ok to feel that way but I still miss him and feel bad when I leave. 

I also feel guilty when I leave him in his seat or swing so I can have a few minutes of not holding him or entertaining him. Somedays I feel like I’m running out of things to do with him. 

 

Post # 11
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792 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2009

I feel guilty that we’re not using cloth diapers… There are so many benefits to using them and I have no excuse other than laziness.

Post # 12
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Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: July 2009

@northernazbride:  You shouldn’t feel bad!  You’ve got to do what works for you.  But just know that we think it doesn’t actually take a whole lot of effort.  Just an extra load of laundry once every few days.

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