Hey Mel, it's me.
Greetings from the future! It's 2011, and you're getting much more sleep now. I am writing to let you know that you are doing a great job! I know that having a 3 month old is tough at times and you feel like you'll never see a full night of sleep again. You will survive, I mean, here I am to tell you about it, right?
All those decisions you and Ethan are making, like co-sleeping, breastfeeding, holding her every time she cries and ignoring the "you're spoiling her" criticisms are turning out to be fabulous choices! What a relief, right?! I know this because Rosanna is probably the smartest, sharpest and well adjusted (whatever that means) one year old I have ever seen. And her happiness knows no bounds. She is inquisitive and sassy, she is a stinker but she minds. It's amazing and I have you and Ethan to thank!
If only I could tell you that now, when you are questioning so much. I am proud of you for sticking to your choices. I will remember this when I am faced with the same sort of headwinds today. It seems we just might know what we are doing after all. And -get this- you have more friends than you did before! Crazy, right? Not only that, but they are quality friends. The kind I always wished I had. So having a baby wasn't such a bad decision! In fact, nothing in life has compared to being a Momma. But you know that.
Relax, girl. You're doing great!