Hi there ~ sorry it took so long to get a response to you ... Might be better to start a new thread but AP parenting, the basic concept is meeting your babies needs, ie: things like not letting the baby CIO for hours on end ..
A gentle way of parenting I guess one would say, each person will have their own deffinition to what AP parenting is though
Welcome to our board!!! If you have more questions, please feel free to ask away!! Might be best to start a new thread though
Wow! This thread was started sooo long ago, but I'm going to go ahead and introduce myself and post some piccies anyway !
My name is Liz and my DBF is Ray. We just had our first little girl, Willow, on April 26th! All during my pregnancy, I read about AP and thought it made perfect sense. I wasn't sure how capable I would be, having never been a mother before, but I have found it totally natural. Unfortunately, I am a working mom. I just returned back to work (part time) in the afternoons, so I have Willow in the mornings and Ray has her in the afternoons. So far it's working great.
I'm sure as Willow grows and her needs change, I will be asking lots and lots of questions. I hope that's ok !
Anyway, here's some pics of us:
Here's DBF Ray
Wow, I had never even heard of attachment parenting until I stumbled upon this board, but it is exactly what I do. He never liked the sling (he is a very big boy and I think it cramped him a bit), but he loves the Snugli. He naps with me during the day, and sleeps with us after his first feeding of the night. When I am not with him he sleeps in his bassinet, but I pick him up as soon as he starts to wake up.
Merri & Jesse married July 2nd, 2003
William Michael born June 16th, 2004
Brandon Patrick born March 6th, 2006
Catalina Rose born February 29th, 2008
Welcome you guys!!!
Liz ~ you guys are a very handsome couple!! And what a sweet little darling you have there!!! That flower outfit is SOOOOOOOOOO cute! lol Do you do theater?
Merri ~ welcome hun! That pic. in your siggy is sooo cute!!! It's nice to have you here as well!
I can't wait to get to know the both of your better
I have a 4 week old and I just found this board.
DH and I are 25 and Peter is our first baby. I guess from reading all the post that I also am an AP. We co-sleep, breast feed, use a sling and cloth diaper. I am one of the host on the cloth diaper board. I can't wate to get to know everyone.
DH co speeing when we still where in the hospital
Me after a feeding in the hospital
Peter @ 2 weeks old.
Here's Desi at one week in her sling.
I love that pic of her she was so small.
Peter the day we left the hospital he was 5 days old and back to birth size at 7lbs 3oz.
He is so cute!!!! Desmina just reached that on Tuesday...minus one ounce.