Whenever I see a baby sick/hurt on TV I cringe and turn the channel and hug my son extra tight or pick him up.
Whenever I hear/read about a baby being abused or neglected I think about it for a while, maybe tear up a bit, and hug my son extra tight or pick him up.
And I just can't stand the idea of leaving my son anywhere very long. I left him at his Grannies for a chiropractor appointment recently and all I thought about while I was gone - was him.
He's 9 months old and I rarely let anyone babysit.
Am I really strange? Is anyone else like this?
Asked by Anonymous at 12:19 PM on Nov. 26, 2009 in Babies (0-12 months)
Answer by Anonymous at 12:39 PM on Nov. 26, 2009
I don't think you're weird at all. I think when most parents see other kids in a tragic situation, it just reminds them how precious their kids are to them & how thankful they are for healthy, protected children. Our 4th baby was born at 23 weeks & spent 2 1/2 mos. in the NICU. Even though she is now 3 yrs old & has suffered no lasting complications of being a micro preemie, most children born at that gestation die, or have severe, lasting disabilities because of it. So, every time I see a picture or something on TV or whatever, of a sick, or preemie baby in the hospital, especially on a vent or with a feeding tube, I immediately tear up and want to hold my daughter. I think it shows that you have empathy for others, and for me, I am so thankful that my daughter survived and is perfect & healthy when others may not be.
Answer by BlessedMommy64 at 12:40 PM on Nov. 26, 2009
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Answer by hypermamaz at 4:00 PM on Nov. 26, 2009
As my kids got older (have an 18 & a 25 yr old as well as a 3 & 4 yr old), I tended to loosen up a bit. Once they can talk & tell me if anything is wrong or if someone hurt them. My brother, my sister & I were all abused as children, my brother by a babysitter when he was a year or 2, me by a teacher when I was in 4th grade, & my sister & I both by uncles... needless to say, because of this, I have made choices about raising my children that some think a bit over protective, but I will do whatever it takes to keep my children from going through what I went through. If your baby is with someone you really trust, then you need to get out & have some time to yourself... it's OK to think about him while you're away from him though! I know exactly how you feel!
Answer by BlessedMommy64 at 5:38 PM on Nov. 26, 2009
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