For being such an over-researcher by nature, I am shocked that I haven’t done more reading about parenting just yet. Maybe that will kick in sometime. Maybe not.
My game plan thus far has been Go With Your Gut (GWYG) parenting. The only things this parenting philosophy requires are a bit of confidence, a healthy amount of patience for the trial-and-error method, and a support system to tell you “Good job, mama. You get a gold star.” Sometimes it requires wine. And dirty hair. I realize this may sound like an ignorant way to do things since we live in the age of a million-and-one how-to-raise-your-baby books. But to that I say? Meh.
Luckily, Benton has been super healthy and not an unusually fussy guy as far as I know. So the first four months haven’t been that difficult for me. My heart is growing bigger by the day, and I am really enjoying this new little person that the baby is growing into. My guess is that he wants lots of brothers and sisters, so he has decided to be an easy-going first kid in order to make way for the other littles that will come after him.
So much is new. Every day. I would rather keep my eyes on him, than in a stack of parenting books for now.
And, just look! He is doing fine: