When my firstborn was born I was completely unprepared for what motherhood had yet to offer to me. Naively, while I was still pregnant, I envisioned my sweet infant slumbering quietly in her crib while I would be pursuing my artistic career.
We live in society that tries to promote early independence in infants and advises mothers to let them cry it out. That didn’t seem right to me but as a new mother I was very vulnerable and unsure of what I was supposed to be doing. The book made me think and I realized that my listening to my instinct was a right thing to do. I relaxed and let go off my preconceived notions of how my baby was supposed to fall asleep all on her own. Instead, I followed my heart. I nursed her to sleep and didn’t feel guilty a bit about it. I took her to my bed full time and didn’t regret it ever. Since that moment my relationship with my daughter started blossoming. She became much calmer and cuddlier than ever before. And the best part of it was that I was getting more sleep, too.