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Trying to build up my house, not tear it down . Got 3 wonderful kids , blessed with a wonderful husband and have the privilege of staying home full time to enjoy it all!
Hey, mama. Hugs to you, I know it's rough.
With DS, who is now almost three, we had rough nights like this too.
One thing I have to ask, since you said your nipples hurt, are you sure that she has a correct latch? I'm not an expert, but I have been a nursing mama and it seems like they shouldn't really hurt after having nursed for four weeks already. That *might* also explain why she isn't sleeping well.
I fought the use of a paci for weeks and weeks with DS, because I was just opposed to them. My solution at first was to put my clean pinkie finger into ds's mouth. Palm facing his nose. That really helped, since he had a strong urge to suck, though it does give you a good idea of what a strong suck those little ones have. My pinkie would ache and ache! Eventually, I caved and got a paci for him at DH's advice and it really helped amazingly.
This, too, shall pass, though it's hard to see that through the fog! I'm looking forward to experiencing it all over again in the spring!
BTW, my dd is Ayla, too! I love that name. I probably already told you that, though. In fact, I think I did after your birth announcement......Preggo brain.
|she's like a blind mole doing a piranha dive elsewise|
|erin i love your daughters name! where did you get it?|