Dr. Sears: Attachment Parenting, Can I Get a Refund?

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It was a rough night last night. Isabella woke up more times than normal, and wanted to breastfeed to go back to sleep. Tyler had a big morning today and has to preach tonight as well, so I didn’t want to disturb him. I just kept waking up and feeding her. (Yes, I am super mommy, didn’t you know?)

The Princess sleeps with us, and I still breastfeed, even a couple times per night. (Last night was worse.) Attachment parenting has its benefits, but today I am dwelling on how exhausted I am. You know, Woe is me… Isn’t it supposed to be Mother’s Day?…Why can’t I be rich and have a live-in nanny?…all those things I think at least once a week never think about.

It doesn’t help that Isabella won’t take a nap this afternoon. Why is it that when I want her to nap she doesn’t, but on other days, no problem? So today, I think I just plain dislike attachment parenting. (I decided to put it in bold for emphasis. I mean, we don’t use the word hate in our Christian home. So bolding it is about as bad as I can get. Ha ha ha.)

Oh, and did I mention, my back is hurting today? Yep, she is getting too heavy to wear in a sling, but yesterday she had to be held during dinner-making time. (I can just hear my mom say, Who is the adult?) One more reason I dislike attachment parenting today. (Sorry my friend, I am sure I will love you tomorrow.)

Okay that is my whine blog post. (I can whine today can’t I? Mother’s Day is tomorrow.)


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  1. says

    You’ll miss all these sleepless nights and long days someday. Embrace them for everything they are :O)My 4 year old still sleeps with us some nights(well she sleeps I toss and turn). I love them because I know they are growing less and less.

    • LaVonne says

      These days actually have already gone by so fast. My husband says the same thing. He gives into her a lot more and says one day she will be so big she won’t want to snuggle and sleep with us. It is true though. We are enjoying it while we can. (She is 4 now!)

  2. says

    I practice AP with my 2 year old and almost 6 month old and I love it. I also admire Dr.Sears and his family. I think its great.

    • LaVonne says

      My 4 year old is now on the floor in our room, but still loves to be held. She is so sweet. It has gone by so fast. I have a co-sleeper ready for our second one. He won’t be “in our bed” but right up against it. I like this a bit better actually. It makes feeding at night easier, I don’t have to get out of bed, but I don’t have to share my queen sized space with the little guy 😉

  3. says

    Oh girl I hear you… the early years can be soooo hard. About the attachment parenting… as I wrote about in my post reflecting on his appearance on the view… I think pick and choose what suggestions work for you, but do NOT feel guilt.

    If your baby gets too heavy to wear, don’t hurt yourself.

    I coslept with my girls b/c it made life better for all of us… if it didn’t, I wouldn’t have done it.

    All the best!

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