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29-01-2016 19:09 #101
29-01-2016 19:16 #102Senior Member
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I came across this a couple of weeks ago I wasn't sure if I should share but maybe this is the right thread?. It's quite confronting, about crying to sleep methods.
Many of you know I have struggled with my DD and her sleep. I have ppl telling me I just need to shut the door and let her cry and stop feeding her overnight. I can't. She's my only child and likely to be only ever child. She's adorable and helpless and I can't get it out of my head that the world is a scary and bewildering place for a little baby.
I get less frustrated and angry when she doesn't sleep now (am ashamed at how badly I coped the first few months), I just feel sad for her and sorry for me that I'm so perpetually exhausted. I just think we expect sooooo much from little babies that we don't even expect from ourselves. I think it was in the pinky McKay book by the same name as this thread that I read when DD was 2 months old and she talked about how babies wake up because they're thirsty, lonely, scared, hungry etc and we do exactly the same as adults but can meet our own needs during the night. Babies aren't robots they're little people and they need us. Yes it gets a bit of a joke when it's 6+ times a night (hence why I'm trying to get help with DD at the moment) but I constantly remind myself of this when DD is struggling sleep wise.
On a brighter note (as I stand here rocking her to sleep after failing to feed her to sleep as she's too busy practicing new raspberries she learnt today 😁) had a lovely moment this afternoon. She woke from a nap after 1 sleep cycle clearly still tired but not going back to sleep. I put her in bed with me and she snuggled me for 2hrs sleeping in the crook of my arm she's not a fan of co-sleeping so I love it when I get to steal those precious moments.
Here's to some sleep tonight for all of us I hope 😘
29-01-2016 19:19 #103Senior Member
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I also had my realisation moment reading sleeping like a baby. I found it comforting that my baby was actually 'normal'.
29-01-2016 19:27 #104
29-01-2016 19:35 #105
29-01-2016 19:38 #106
Sleeping Like A Baby
I'm not in a great head space ATM. So I'm logging off for awhile.
I'm confident that my parenting works for my kids. My older two girls are gorgeous happy confident kids that are too cheeky for their own good.
I know dd3s crappy sleep is temporary. I will survive it.
Gosh I miss Brisbane and my folks.
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29-01-2016 19:54 #108
Mega hugs. Your a great parent and your doing great.
29-01-2016 20:51 #109
Moving to Canberra with a newborn and no support network is hard. I did it 12 months ago, so I know how horrible it is. You should contact PANDSI - they are amazing, and I met some of the most wonderful women through the organisation. I'm sure I'll be friends with them for a long time, even though I have now moved away from ACT. I wish I had contacted them sooner.
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