This was written when Zion was a month old. Revisiting my words often makes me chuckle because of how relevant old thoughts can be. The last sentence applies to our now, “At least we can rest easy knowing that we’re investing the time now, and that we won’t have to wean her off of a [bottle] later.”
Everything comes with an investment of time. The investment would either be later when we decide to cut it out of her routine, or now when we have to find other ways of coping with her crying. I’m referring to Zion not taking a pacifier. To be honest, she’s calm and collected enough that she doesn’t need one, but as new parents—once again—unfamiliar with the regular crying, we gave it a try in an attempt to bring relief to our parental hearts and ears. Those newborn cries cause anxiety! (Or is it just me?) The “easy” way out is rarely ever the solution. At least we can rest easy knowing that we’re investing the time now, and that we won’t have to wean her off of a pacifier later.
Cheers to a positive outlook!