I understand the saying "when mom isn't happy no one is happy" so much better and my new motto with motherhood is if it makes mom a little more sane or her life a little easier than DO IT.
I feed my baby breast milk from a bottle
My newborn sleeps in her own room
I turn the monitor on, but the volume is down so I only wake up to her legit "IM AWAKE!!" Cry
I give her a binki if she needs it
If she falls asleep in her car seat there's no way in hell I'm taking her out until she wakes up
I don't wake her up for visitors
Motherhood is such a selfless lifestyle we so willingly accept, but that doesn't mean we have to ignore little conveniences that help us out a little.
I am a better mother bottle feeding my baby and not having her sleep in our room. And no, I don't need you to "make me feel better" about it...because I don't feel bad!