I picked up my first Mothering magazine less than a week ago, and it was the best thing that ever could have happened. I logged onto the forum last night, and I cried as I read the different experiences of sleeping and little ones. Last night my DS who is almost six months, decided to start "partying" at 1:30am. He is BF so I tried nursing...he ate, but didn't fall asleep. He is in our bed and now making the most annoying sounds-when laying down and not wanting to. Tried to move away so he wouldn't see me and want to play-it worked for me, I fell asleep but my husband didn't. He took him to his room with the new crib, and he hung out for awhile then I woke up to check on him. Tried rocking and nursing him (a bit frustrated I might add) and then it happened...my son looked up at me and cooed at me, and I cooed back. Next thing you know we were having a tender moment that I would have missed had I stayed so focused on controlling the situation. SO we cooed back and forth, smiled, and laughed and I cried. I would have missed this moment had I not read all of the supportive letters of "real life" sleeping and little ones. Truly, with only three hours of sleep, and a full day, the tender moment I shared with DS was what kept me going all day. And he did sleep, as soon as he went poopy. No one likes to go to bed when they have business to take care of! Thank you for the honesty, and the courage to not worry about ...."is he sleeping through the night?".
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2/3/03 at 1:45am