Wednesday, April 29, 2009
Making decisions for your new family begins before you are officially three. You must decide to add to your life insurance, both of you. You need to make a will and decide who will be the guardian of your child. You need to decide who your pediatrician will be. Are you going to collect cord blood? With which company? You can't decide after the baby is born; this must be done beforehand. You need to decide to make yourself open to the possibilties of change. You need to decide to prioritze what will be done and how and by whom and you need to take responsibilty for your decisions and not second guess yourself. Mostly, you need to decide that it's okay to make mistakes. That's how we learn to crawl and walk and talk and read and ride a bike! It's a process. Parenting is a learning process and in the beginning you need to learn how to sleep when the baby does and leave the laundry for later. It also is great to learn to ask for what you need. Then you might get it.