As things get more interesting here with Mo reaching the 4 month mark, I am remembering my first babe and how hard this period was for me. For some reason, I had thought that the newborn days would be the hardest, and for some reason (I think, honestly, because clothing sizes go from 0-3 months) I had thought that by 3 months life would seem normal, I'd be getting more sleep, and I'd have my daytime schedule all figured out. But that January of 2007 was really one of the very worst months of my life. Baby's sleep got WORSE, not better, and while the dairy elimination had helped with the terrible rash and awful poos, the doctor was urging me to eliminate more things because he was obviously still reacting to something. Looking back, I was in a really bad place mentally and just didn't even know where to go for some support.
Anyway-- I thought I'd just reach out to the first time mamas here to see if you are managing ok, and how life with a baby is meeting or not meeting your expectations. I wish someone had reached out to me then- I'm not sure what I would have said- but it would have been reassuring to me to know that things are not magically supposed to click into place just because my baby doesn't look like a floppy newborn anymore.