Tuesday, July 15, 2008

Spurting and Sputtering

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.


Tiffany said...

The feeding is the easy part. i remember many times putting Lily down and praying with all my heart that she was asleep so I could go back to bed - but nope. It does get easier. Lily now will wake up eat and fall asleep very quickly.

Smirking Cat said...

I think your friend's quote is true about most of life. People waste a lot of time with "When this happens, I'll do this..." or "When I get to this, I'll do this..." It leads to a lot of waiting and not much doing!