I’m at the 17 week mark with my daughter now and life is slowly returning to normal. Or what I would resemble as normal. 2 weeks ago then you and I would have been having a very different conversation.
A very good friend of mine has been doing Gina since I met her, and at the time I thought I would struggle to get my daughter to fall into a routine as descriptive as that. My little girl is a wild child and has never liked to conform to any resemblance of direction from me and my husband. We had to change our lives to meet her schedule and deal with it. Except after 15 weeks I felt I didn’t have a life. I revolved around the 3 hour feed and repeat cycle and it was doing my head in.
So one Sunday morning we made a change. We now follow Gina Ford. Don’t be mistaken, I can’t get her to sit in her chair for 20 minutes while I do the bottles and her naps are never the length Gina tells you they should be. But for the feeding and nap times we follow her and guess what, it works!
I’m ready for you haters out there… bring it. You’ll say because my daughter has a good routine I clearly don’t love her. You may say I’m not ACTUALLY doing Gina Ford because I don’t use her plan word for word. But do you know what? I don’t care.
As I’ve said many times, why do we judge each other? If you like to co-sleep or if you like to do cry-it-out, that’s your decision. I’m not going to judge you. But go on, judge me if you like. I can take it!
Anyway, now I’m going to give my baby her 11.00 feed and then she will have a nap. I may even get a coffee. Go me!
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