Just wanted to give a intro, and join the forum. My darling baby is 2 weeks old now (she was born at 37 weeks) but we spent the first week of her life in the hospital. She was born with low blood sugar and spent the first few days of her life, in the NICU, and not with me in my room. I was terrified, FTM here. i have never experienced such terror as when they rushed in, and took her from me, explaining in a rushed sea of Dr's that her sugar was critically low, and she needed to be taken to the NICU immediately. They regulated her sugar after four days and everything turned out fine, apparently it is quite common (for babies to have this happen) and it is not anything we have to monitor of worry with... However, it scared me half to death, as you can imagine.
When we checked out of the hospital and came home, I could NOT put her down or take my eyes off of her without experiencing terrible anxiety. I tried putting her in the co-sleeper we bought and had attached to the bed, but it made me feel as though I couldn't breath.. I needed to her to be next to me.. after several hours of anxiety I told my husband I CAN'T, I need her in the bed, with us, in my arms.. he agreed, and right then and there.. my parenting style was born.
We bed-share, feed on demand, attend to every cry and need day or night, and I simply don't even like leaving her alone in a room while I run to do something as quick or simple as to put clothes in the dryer. My instincts told me right away how to care for my LO, and it seems as though attached parenting is what my husband and I are doing, naturally. I couldn't imagine being any other way than totally attached and in tune with this perfect little person who is so dependent on me to know what she needs- and make sure she feels safe and comfortable. I am so attached, and so totally in love with this little girl. I wanted to join this forum to read other parents stories and learn from others who share the parenting style I think my family fits into.
So hello to everyone, and I hope my story wasn't to terribly long.... It felt really good to tell it, and I appreciate your reading it, if you did.
Re: Home with new baby.. (warning: a bit long)
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