Friday, April 13, 2007

2 Steps Forward, 1 Step Back

I'll have like 2 good days in a row. . . she'll eat 3 hours apart, go right down for some good long naps, and I'll think to myself "Man I'm doing such a good job! This just gets easier everyday. . . " In fact 2 days in a row she woke up from naps and I was able to rock her right back to sleep stretching an hour nap into 2 hours. "Oh yeah, this is SO much easier." Then out of no where she drops an A-bomb on my budding confidence and suddenly I'm back in the land of hourly feedings, overtired screaming and general desperation. Well, it's still not as bad as those first few weeks--even though I had more help and more people around then, I can handle it better now. . . even if I have to let her cry for a few minutes before trying to rock her to sleep for the 5th time. But still. . . it's tough. Babies, they're such . . . babies.

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  1. Just when you think you have it all figured out they throw you a curveball (and probably a growth spurt.)

    I was having some problems with Proximo and had to look for help on the La Leche League website. I'm glad there's good advice out there--and I'm glad that I was with it enough to remember to get help instead of just sinking into a ball of despair.

    It does keep getting easier though...

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  2. Hey! I'm Bracken's cousin's wife Danielle - that's my claim to Webb fame! So, we got your blog from the fam. (because we wanted to see pictures of your new baby)!

    About the just getting things down and then they change- I can totally relate! But, I kinda like it... keeps me on my toes. Adds a little spice to my sometimes dull home life. Plus, when it gets really bad I know that there will be some good days to come. I liked your blow-dryer blog too. We've done that so many times!!! Our kids still sleep w/ "white noise" - usually the bathroom fan to block out the wonderful noises of our apartment dwelling !! ;)
    Well, Brandon and I are setting up our own blog... you and Bracken should check it out it's : brandonanddaniellewebb.blogspot.com

    Keep in touch!

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