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    Yes. Cooking is comforting. Hence I'm the size of an army tank.

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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.
    http://m.huffpost.com/uk/entry/6450776

    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 😘

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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'.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rose&Aurelia&Hannah View Post
    The irony is that because I'm constantly wearing dd3 I am cooking more food and fancier food. Today I made pesto crusted Barra with polenta chips and a Greek salad. Butterscotch pudding in the slow cooker.

    Yesterday we had stuffed zucchini, polenta chips and Lebanese salad. Stewed quinces with Greek yoghurt for dessert.
    Yum....

    That all sounds amazing. I was going to get motivated again after we moved. But we found out today that now we're moving to QLD. So glad I stopped unpacking when DH had the interview.

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    Quote Originally Posted by twinklify View Post
    I also had my realisation moment reading sleeping like a baby. I found it comforting that my baby was actually 'normal'.
    For me it was realizing how many studies there are out there, by actual professionals (Drs, child psychologists, etc) who have studied child/infant development and sleep who have established the huge role development plays on a child's sleep. They are constantly changing, different connections forming in their brain, and to deny the impact that has and just brush off to sleep aids or 'bad habits' or we have all done something wrong is just not right.

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    Default 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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    Quote Originally Posted by HollyGolightly81 View Post
    For me it was realizing how many studies there are out there, by actual professionals (Drs, child psychologists, etc) who have studied child/infant development and sleep who have established the huge role development plays on a child's sleep. They are constantly changing, different connections forming in their brain, and to deny the impact that has and just brush off to sleep aids or 'bad habits' or we have all done something wrong is just not right.
    That's what I find so blooming frustrating. This is NORMAL. It's not easy but this is normal. It's scientifically proven. And backed up by a number of studies.

    Yet all just brushed away.

    Sigh. Night girls. Thanks for the love.

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    Mega hugs. Your a great parent and your doing great.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rose&Aurelia&Hannah View Post
    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.
    I've said it before, and I will say it again, when I've second guessed myself in the past, there is usually a post on bub hub that reassures me I'm doing the right thing and everything will be ok. You do an amazing job with your girls.

    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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    Quote Originally Posted by gingermillie View Post

    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.
    😘
    I did this for ages once we moved to our current place where our guest bed is in ds' room. He would go down for his nap on his own but rarely sleep the two hours I wanted him to so when he would wake up after that first sleep cycle I would just go in and pick him up and lie him down with me rather than try for ages to get him back to sleep on his own, missing out on relaxing time for me and just getting frustrated. He would fall back to sleep and I would doze and it was lovely. He gradually started sleeping longer on his own and I really miss the naps together😒.


 

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