I'm not, but it seems everyone else would like me to be. As a new mom I am constantly bombarded by messages telling me to worry about SIDS, childhood illness, vaccines, crocodiles in the back yard you name it. While I was pregnant I started getting emails form baby center, it was a way to keep track of the pregnancy and it was fun stuff like how your baby is growing now and lots of good helpful information. Now that Eli is here they send information related to his age, milestones and the like. The other day while I was reading this there was an article entitled "Does kissing your baby increase their risk of SIDS?" That is it, I will not be reading those anymore! I understand education but there is a fine line between education and fear mongering. I refuse to live my life in fear of something happening. I've been told a number of times that I am a very laid back new mom. Sometimes that makes me worry that maybe I am too laid back maybe I'm not worried enough.... Then the worry about worrying seems worry enough.
He's had a cold this week with lots of congestion and coughing no fever though thank goodness. Its not easy watching such a little guy struggle with a cold but all I can do is make him comfortable run the humidifier in his room and try to use the bulb syringe to get rid of mucus (not that I've been too successful.) I have to let the cold go away on its own for the most part. I have to trust the Lord that he can take care of this. He placed Eli in my womb he allowed him to grow and come into the world, I think that he can take care of anything else that comes our way. Having said all that, it doesn't mean that I won't safe guard him from things that I know are dangerous, I'm not sending him out to play with rattle snakes anytime soon, but I am going to leave the things that I can't control to the Lord who can .
Saturday, February 5, 2011
I've been thinking and wondering lately, how will this generation be affected by their parents sharing everything about them on the internet? Our kids lives are being broadcast on facebook and personal blogs. How will our children feel about this when they are older? Will it affect them at all? Will it feel like an invasion of their privacy or will it simply be the norm? At this point I'm not for or against it but as with all things I think that it is something to think about. I shouldn't do it blindly without considering consequences simply because it seems normal. Everyone's doing it. This is the first generation that will have to deal with this. Maybe it will be more of an issue in the teen years. Then again are we teaching them to overshare and be under cautious? I'm interested to hear your feedback in the comments. Please feel free to weigh in.