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Sunday, July 20, 2008

Oh baby...

I don't mind your new routine of eating small meals more frequently (60ml every 1.5 hours) when I thought you were on a more reasonable schedule of 100ml every 3 hours. I don't mind getting up in the middle of the night repeatedly to take care of you. I cheer on the poopy diapers because it's proof your digestive system is working.

But I'm having a tough time with the shrill, continuous screams you make when everything has been checked off your to do list.

It made me feel terrible but today I put you in bed and let you scream for 20 minutes. It let me eat a snack, get lunch started and prepare your bottle + holding out until it was a full 2 hours since your last meal therefore increasing chances that you would eat more thus relaxing enough to sleep.

It worked - you were happy to see me, I changed your diaper, fed you 80ml and you went to sleep. Thank you baby.


crazywildberry said...

Don't feel guilty. You did the right thing! And see, the end result was a happy-to-see-you, hungry baby who was content and tired after feeding! Always trust your gut feeling. It won't steer you wrong. :)

R. Molder said...

Thanks for the encouragement. I suddenly understand why mommy blogs exist - mom's really need the support and encouragement of other moms. I was so independent in my career that I didn't really care if I got encouragement or not, I knew I was good at my job and didn't need much reinforcement. Being a mom - I've relished every bit of support from mom friends.