Wendy is one extraordinary child and as her mother, I would like to take a moment and brag a bit. I am so proud of all she has accomplished. At only 9 weeks she was holding her head up, which is amazing for a preemie. At 4 months old, she is working on learning to sit up! And I am extremely proud of the fact that she does not need physical therapy. I'm also excited at how well she is doing with occupational therapy. Wendy's astounding progress is partly due to how much Zed and I work with her and the rest, I give credit to God. He has blessed me with a miracle baby!
Some of my parenting ideas you may not agree with. Like the fact that Wendy is spoiled beyond belief and Zed and I do not let her cry- we immediately pick her up. I also don't believe in self soothing. My baby girl will be rocked to sleep every night until she is big enough to tell me "mommy, I'm not a baby, I don't want to be rocked to sleep". I don't mind when people have different opinions on how to raise a child. Some people think I'm terrible because I don't believe beauty pageants are a bad thing and some people think I'm horrible because I do not believe in co-sleeping. But on subjects of raising my baby, and the methods I choose, we will have to agree to disagree.
Even though I don't always "go by the book" in my choices of parenting Wendy, no one could ever call me a bad mother. I adore that child and cherish her. I am more dedicated to her and love her more than I could have ever dreamed. I think she's going to do great things and touch a lot of lives. She's already touched mine.