Parenting my 6.5 week old

We went out to our first mommy and me group yesterday. The topic of discussion was crying. I was like an expert being obsessed with learning to soothe E. The nurse was impressed with how much I know haha.
We are having a rough week with lots of fussiness, limited and restless sleep, a cluster nursing baby and a mom who cannot EVER put her down without tears on her part…night or day. It’s a new behavior for sure and I am guessing it’s all part of some major growth spurt underway. Last night for instance she woke up at 8:30 and then would not fall asleep until 1am no matter what we tried. We kept her unstimulated, in a dark room with nothing but white noise on and nursed and rocked her over and over. She just looked around and stared at me all bright eyed and way too awake. Dave finally got her to sleep at 1am and lay her down in the pre-warmed side sleeper (we have to heat the sheets with a heating pad or she wakes up as soon as she hits them) and she slept 30 minutes before having a massive loud poop that woke her up. Then after being changed she nursed back to sleep again by 2:00 am but woke up again an hour later and then every 2 hours after that looking to eat. I am uselessly exhausted today and pray tonight will not be a third night like the past two. The night before last she was up from 1-4am. I am one sleepy mom. Ok now that she is out like a light I have to get some food and a shower I am sooooo hungry Oliver is starting to look appetizing πŸ™‚

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β€œLife is like riding a bicycle. To keep your balance you must keep moving.” β€” Albert Einstein. When it feels like your world has been shattered, and you have reached rock bottom, you must make a choice: Stay where you are and fade away, or keep moving forward. Thankfully I chose to move forward and was blessed with the two most wonderful children after the death of my first in early labor. Things are looking up.

Posted on March 10, 2010, in Uncategorized and tagged . Bookmark the permalink. 14 Comments.

  1. Do you mind if I add you as a friend? Our little ones are so close in age, and I’d love to read about your precious baby girl.

  2. Do you mind if I add you as a friend? Our little ones are so close in age, and I’d love to read about your precious baby girl.

  3. around 6 weeks i remember lily completely changing her sleeping habits and she seemed to be awake constantly. bleh.

  4. around 6 weeks i remember lily completely changing her sleeping habits and she seemed to be awake constantly. bleh.

  5. why does LJ constantly log me out? *sigh*

  6. why does LJ constantly log me out? *sigh*

    • Hubby and I have the same argument. E. is hit or miss being carried, she hates facing in cause wants to explore but doesn’t have enough head control to be facing out yet unless she is in my arms..I tend to just eat one handed haha.

    • Hubby and I have the same argument. E. is hit or miss being carried, she hates facing in cause wants to explore but doesn’t have enough head control to be facing out yet unless she is in my arms..I tend to just eat one handed haha.

  7. *hugs* I hope tonight is better! Don’t eat Oliver! LOL
    G won’t let me put him down anymore without crying and Dh and I are in a disagreement with the crying. He says to let him cry when his needs are all met, I can’t stand it and say ‘he’s just a little baby’.
    During the day, I’ve been putting him in the Ergo carrier and he falls asleep in it while I get stuff done (and make food). Luckily he goes down at night though.
    You just must be so exhausted hon. I hope whatever kind of spurt this is, she gets over it soon so you can get a little rest.

  8. *hugs* I hope tonight is better! Don’t eat Oliver! LOL
    G won’t let me put him down anymore without crying and Dh and I are in a disagreement with the crying. He says to let him cry when his needs are all met, I can’t stand it and say ‘he’s just a little baby’.
    During the day, I’ve been putting him in the Ergo carrier and he falls asleep in it while I get stuff done (and make food). Luckily he goes down at night though.
    You just must be so exhausted hon. I hope whatever kind of spurt this is, she gets over it soon so you can get a little rest.

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