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 🙂
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