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Friday, March 30, 2007

Yack three times Baby... yack some more today...

My poor daughter. Every time I try to nurse her laying down (so we can all sleep!) I flood her with milk, she swallows air, she starts to cry, then she yacks all over! I gave up trying to nap with her today because she spent the first 20 minutes of my son's (way too short) nap time crying and yacking because I nursed her side-lying while trying to get my son to fall asleep.

Sometimes I feel like this is never going to get better. I think I have resigned myself on the sleep thing though, I am just going to have to suffer and just expect no sleep and to be tired all the time. There just isn't anything we can do about it. We already sleep either with her or very close (in an Arm's Reach co-sleeper, side carred to the bed) and she can nurse as often as she needs to all night... there just isn't anything else we can do. I know it will get better but I also know we could be doing this for many months yet and I just don't have it in me to think about it.

I am even eliminating dairy from my diet in case that's the problem... I'm sure it will do no good but it's at least something I can do easily as I already don't eat much of it to begin with...

Also, my allergic cat, who still has fleas despite two (almost 3) months of Frontline, now is missing the tip of one of her ears. So it's back to the vet for us next week. Will anything ever get better around here?

2 comments:

Anne said...

Oh no - rough times! Hang in there...it'll get better! She's a beautiful girl - I just found the pictures you sent. What a lovely little lady!

Lisanne said...

I know *exactly* what you mean about the sleep deprivation. And I can't think about how long it might last, either, because that's just *too* exhausting! LOL! :) It's good to know that someone out there can identify with what I'm going through (and knows how difficult it is). But I'm sorry that you're experiencing it. :( Hope things get better soon.