You hold her a lot.
You pick her up so much.
Carrying my baby brought on a lot of commentary when I was a new mom.
“Up,” my daughter would signal upon arriving at a park, preschool or playdate. She was “spirited,” as author Mary Kurcinka described: extra sensitive, perceptive, uncomfortable with change.
She’ll become too dependent.
I still lifted.
Museums? Mall play areas? Movies? Big, busy and loud equaled my child’s need for smallness, space, and security. (Read More…)