Just see for yourself...
She knows the game all too well. She screams, we jump. Oh what have we gotten ourselves into with this girl, ha!! I think a big part of this problem started day 1.. the day we found out about her heart. We have always been told.. don't let her cry.. it can cause a "blue spell" and she could quit breathing... and to tell you the truth it has scared us in a big way. So Bentley has always gotten what she wanted, and if that meant momma holding her bottle when she was 6 months old.. I was going to do just that. If it meant momma holding her bottle when she was 7 months old.. I was going to still do that, and so on. So I am pretty sure this is the root to our problem. Well, I don't see it as a problem really.. I mean it does get hard at times and more so now that Bryson and Brenna are both in school. They are a big help in the car, anytime Bentley and I run errands (while sis and bro are in school) and she decides she wants some milk.. I have to drive with one hand on the wheel and the other behind me holding the bottle.. I have even had to pull over at times so she could finish the bottle. But honestly, I would not change anything we have done. I love being the person that gets to hold this little girl's bottle, it's an absolute blessing. I am not complaining in this post (please do not confuse that), I am strictly sharing one of my many experiences of a parent with a "heart" baby or child with a medical condition. And again, just because Bentley chooses not to hold her bottle does not mean other babies with medical conditions do not, Bentley is the only baby I know that does this.
I'm sure many people disagree with the way we have raised Bentley with the whole "she gets what she wants" statement. But, we are happy with the choices we have made.. and if we could go back, we would not have done anything differently. I much rather have a spoiled daughter than one that could have had many "blue spells" (stopped breathing) in the past.. who knows where we would be otherwise. We just rather not have taken any chances. So now the question is.. how do we tone down this diva attitude of hers? ha!
I really hope no one takes this post the wrong way.. I am in no way stating what I think is right or wrong, because there is no right or wrong. I am just posting about our experience, everyone is so different depending on their situations, etc. So please please please do not let this post offend you, it is defintely not meant for that.
Also, you might be wondering.. does Bentley drink out of a sippy cup? And if so, how does she do... well, this is a whole 'nother post.