Calling all parents..Advice and suggestions
Ok, we had our first real ZOMG what have I gotten myself into? moment last night, so I thought I would post it here and ask you all for your best survival advice being that I know every parent has been through this….
Evangeline had her first real fussy night last night, 6 days old and cried from 12:00-2:30 straight, nothing could calm her, she wouldn’t latch, wouldn’t except pumped milk, her diaper was dry, skin to skin nope, swaddled nope, nothing..Dave got her to sleep twice and she would wake herself up 10 minutes later screaming again…We both thought we might lose our minds after the first hour. In the end she got so tiered that one last attempt at a tight swaddle with rocking, walking and chatting up and down the halls for 20 minutes calmed her into a semi sleep state, then I managed to get her to latch and she fed herself into a milk slumber. She still has not fully woken 8 hours later, I fed her at 7 and 11 in her half asleep state so she is eating, and she did scream bloody murder when I changed her diaper, but she is just wiped out from last nights tantrum, all of us are haha even the dog slept in this morning. I know this will happen again, it’s been her pattern to get fussy after 10pm, but in the first days it was 1 hour tops, last nights 3 hours was enough to nearly drive us insane.
So…how did you survive those moments when baby just could not be calmed and comforted? How did you not get pissy with each other as a couple when your so frustrated?
This is the part of parenting that scares me the most I have to say, not being able to comfort your screaming child. It just feels so terrible it’s hard to not scream yourself.