My Baby Think It Over experience in my eyes was a very overwhelming one. The responsibility of being a parent is definitely a great one. This project did help me realize a lot about parenting though. As a parent you’re suppose to have constant contact with your baby whether it’s feeding, burping, changing it’s diaper, putting it to sleep, rocking it, or playing with him or her. The most frustrating responsibility for me was waking up in the middle of the night to feed or change the baby’s diaper.
I love my sleep and waking up in the middle of night, being awake for 20 minutes and ring to go back to sleep did cause me to feel exhausted. But there was also rewarding responsibilities of being a parent. Even though the baby wasn’t real and couldn’t hug or touch you. It was still a very rewarding feeling when the baby would coo at the end of feeding or make a happy noise after having it’s diaper changed.
Just having the satisfaction of knowing you’re taking care of your baby in the right way is a good feeling.
Doing the Baby Think It Over project has made me realize that nothing is worth getting pregnant at this age. Trying to manage school work, studying and sousing is something that would not be easy for any girl to do during high school. I give credit to the girls who are going through something like having a baby this young and who are getting through it. Having a baby is a burden and changes your life completely. Taking time away from spending time with your friends, going out, getting enough sleep, having free time for yourself. Everything like that is taken away from you.
Also, having the baby with me gave my parents a perspective on what it would be like to have a grandchild. Waiting for the right time to be a parent is very important. My parents weren’t used to hearing a baby cry around our house so it gave them a reality check. Just having the baby for 4 days was very overwhelming, stressful process for me. I can’t imagine what it would be like if the baby was real and was my actual child. I learned that baby’s are a lot more work than I thought, they need constant attention and care and time is something you need to give up.
The baby also helped me realize something about the society we live in. Just going out to places like restaurants or Ann Arbor, and the looks I got in a way kind of made me upset. I remember on Friday when I was walking out of school I passed these two teachers and they were staring at me and when they walked passed me one of them under their breath said “l hope that’s not a real baby’. That kind of stuck with me and made me think well what if the baby was real? What if I did actually have a child?
All the dirty looks I got and people asking me if it was real, truly made me realize how having a baby this young as a teenager is looked down upon. I don’t agree with abortion so if I did have a child this young I would keep it, and the fact that I would e looked down upon by others and considered “a bad influence” by society honestly bothers me. Doing the Baby Think It Over project really put all the responsibilities of being a Baby Think It Over BY cruel Baby Think It Over Reflection By: Clay Cruz waiting for things like that in life is.
I have a plan to go to college after high school and strive for what I want to do as a career. Having a baby right now would change my whole life. Being a parent would be very rewarding at the right time. I can’t wait for that time to come but definitely when it’s right. A baby is a lot of work it was more rusticating for me than rewarding because I was doing things like going out with my family and trying to get school work done.
I wasn’t Just sitting at home watching T. V. All day. Trying to have a normal life while having a baby isn’t realistic to be honest. But doing this project has helped me realize all the responsibilities and rewards of being a parent. It’s a good project to see if you actually want kids when you’re older. I did experience what it was like to be a mom. I think it’s safe to say I don’t want to experience anything like having my own kid for at least another 10 years.
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