I'm sure you moms have all heard the phrase "It takes a village to raise a child". It should really be more like "It takes a village to talk about how you raise your child".
People, specifically family, spend 90% of their time visiting with you assessing your child. Have you noticed? Especially infants. I guess because they can't pipe in to defend themselves.
Why is the baby crying?
She sounds like she's in pain. Did you give her the maximun 12 doses of Mylicon yet?
Have you tried giving her cereal? Can I give her some? I just happen to have a box of baby cereal in my purse.
Is her ear deformed? Why don't you duct tape it to her head?
She certainly is fat. Are those thigh tires a good thing?
Oh, there she goes spitting up again. Does she need some medicine? What does her doctor say about all that spewing? It sure is rank. No thanks, you can hold her.
She just blew out a diaper. That's why she was crying. Perhaps you should change what you eat so she won't be so miserable.
Does she always scream when she's unhappy? Is it gas?
Isabella was never like that. She's always been so docile and sweet. (This just baffles me since Bella didn't like anyone or anything the first 6 months of her life. Everyone thought she was Satan's sister)
And the best one...
You shouldn't hold your baby so much. It will spoil her.
It wears a person out completely. A mother shouldn't have to spend so much time defending herself or her children! It is no wonder that so many moms look wild-eyed and exhausted. It isn't necessarily from their babies...it is from everyone constantly evaluating their skills as a parent or their kid's lack of perfection (ie. seen and not heard).
Other than that, we had a fabulous weekend. How about you? :)