We had our favourite photographer over to take some newbie pics of WC... as she was rocking, stroking, shushing and swaying him down (so she could grab some fantastical photographs) I was struck by the fact that I cannot do that.
Do what you say?
I cannot rock, shush, stroke or sway my wee babe to sleep (nor could I do it with my other boys).
But you have three children, you say!
Yes, I do. But my comfort method of choice, when my children are little, was/is breastfeeding. Honestly, it was the easiest, most simple thing for me to do.
Baby crying? Breastfeed. Baby gassy? Burp, then breastfeed. Baby overstimulated/tired/fussy/etc? Breastfeed.
I was literally in awe of how quickly our fab photographer got WC down... because it is just so beyond me. If I can't settle WC down with boobie, I hand him off to the hubs (so that I can regroup) and we both try again after a brief break.
As you have made your way along your parenting path, have you noticed any skills/traits in other parent's that you just don't have (possibly because of the way you have chosen to parent)?