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Tuesday, November 17, 2009

Some days

Some days just suck. Some days are great, but the days that suck are terrible. They start out with a crappy night, are filled with lots of crying and never seem to end.

Last night wasn't especially crappy, just long. Baby J has been sleeping pretty well at night and so when he wakes up every three hours it's tough. Getting three hours of sleep in a row isn't too bad for a new parent, but when the kid wakes up every three hours, that means I get two hours of sleep because I'm up for an hour each time. That's one of the downsides of not breastfeeding but pumping and bottle feeding. Not something I would recommend.

Then I had to deal with all the crying and the puking and the yelling. A shrieking baby is awful and so hard not to take personally. Especially when we think something in the milk is upsetting Baby J's stomach. So I'm essentially feeding him poison every feed and getting yelled at all day. All day.

Oh, and I should mention the baby tears. It's heartbreaking seeing big globs of tears streaming down a litlte person's face. I was ready to give up on breastfeeding and start with formula. Completely ready. I'm not entirely sure why I'm holding on actually, but that's for another post some other time.

Sucky days like today do eventually end and thankfully this sucky day ended with Baby J giving us big smiles when we sing the head and shoulders song to him. It's so cute. Those smiles are why, even with the sucky days, being a parent is rewarding and totally worth it.

1 comment:

  1. I would pay good money to see video of you and J singing the head and shoulders song ... goooood money!