We all know that comparison is a slippery slope. Especially when it comes to motherhood. I've struggled through phases of comparing Addilyn's sleep, temperament, habits, or how I discipline. I've constantly reminded myself that God picked me to be Addilyn's mom and my job is to do the best I can, and that may look different for someone else.
There is something I am loving about the newborn stage. Isaac's needs are so simple. Eat, sleep, cuddle. That's about it and I'm meeting them. He's no all star sleeper, most nights doing one three hour stretch and then who knows what, but it's a whole lot of awake time for me lately. But you know what? I have no control over that. There's no decision making of if I should let him cry or if I'm feeding him enough or not enough. He cries and I feed him or rock him or do whatever makes him happy. There's so spoiling him or holding him too much.
As Addilyn got older, the more I questioned how I was handling things with her. I'd read or listen to how other babies were sleeping and question if I was doing the "right" thing for her. As she gets older it's easy for me to start questioning if I'm disciplining her the "right" way, if I'm choosing my battles wisely and if certain issues like our current bedtime struggles are a result of something I am or am not doing.
So I'm taking advantage of the freedom that is in this stage. And as exhausting as it is, enjoying that there isn't much questioning in this stage and feeling confident I am doing it just right!