Last week a friend gave me some quotable advice, "If I waited for my house to be perfect I would never have anyone over." Amen to that sister! I am glad she didn't wait. Dee and I had a great time with Rocky and her two daughters and the other moms and kids hanging out. It was nice to be with other people that are sharing the same experiences, even if we do sometimes have different opinions.
In other news, I think Dee is going through a growth spurt. Last night she was up every hour and 45 minutes like clockwork wanting to eat. And she actually did a full feeding each time. The good news is that it only takes her 12 minutes to eat an entire meal and she fell back to sleep immediately after eating all four (during the 1, 3, 5, and 7 o'clock hours) times.
I have discovered that the falling back to sleep bit is the hard part. I don't mind the nursing. Even if it took longer - 30 minutes per side with LP - it is still bearable. It is the post-feeding desperate attempts to get her back to sleep that really take a toll. It is like driving through a dark tunnel with claustrophobia and having no idea how long the thing is.