Two Steps Forward, One Back

I’m getting used to this mothering thing. It is wonderful thing, if somewhat mind-boggling at times, that you created this extraordinary life. Then others, you wonder why no one told you all of the pitfalls in store for you. I wouldn’t give it up, but I do wish it was just a bit easier. (No, I know it is not supposed to be easy, but this first month has been difficult in some respects, more so than average.)

For example:

Forward: She sleeps for 4-6 hour stretches during the night for a few days

Back: Then the next night she wakes up every 2!

Forward: I’m finally starting to get comfortable with nursing after a very rocky start.

Back: Then she decides to have a growth spurt and chows down more frequently!

Forward: She likes her bath, not crying during any part of it.

Back: The next time, she screams the whole time, and daddy asks what I did to the baby!

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But it is all worth it, right?!

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5 thoughts on “Two Steps Forward, One Back”

  1. No one can prepare you. After my first was born, I described it as having a hand grenade dropped into the middle of my life. It does get easier; much easier. The first month is really, really hard. The next two are slightly less hard. And then it starts to get manageable. Hang in there. Sleep as much as humanly possible. And don’t expect too much of yourself; if everyone is fed and clothed, you’re doing fine!

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  2. It’s really hard at first, but it definitely gets easier by the 2nd time around. I’m hoping the third one will be a real walk in the park. 🙂

    Sleep deprivation makes people crazy. Once she gets into regular sleeping patterns, you’ll both have a much easier time of things.

    Nursing sucks in some ways, but is amazing in others. Hang in there!

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  3. *melts completely*

    Ooooh, this is the first picture i’ve seen, Steph. She is the most gorgeous baby ever! I’m so excited for you and Davis!!

    ~Suz~

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