I must admit, I may be a little bit of a softy as a mom. But I really can't just let her cry herself to sleep like all the books say.
Don't get me wrong, I will let her blow off a little steam if she is just overly tired or just being fussy. But when she really crys, I always go in and try to comfort her. It just breaks my heart to hear her crying for real. The times that I am trying to be tough, I will go and sit outside her doorway and cry right along with her. Finally it feels like my heart will break and I go on in and try again. I'll feed her, rock her, sing to her and just cuddle and kiss her. Sometimes, I think I am being selfish for just wanting to treasure as much of her babyhood as I possibly can. But is there really such a thing as too much cuddling and kissing for babies?