Tuesday, January 13, 2009

Questions for the day

Why do I feel like a bad mother if I let my baby girl fuss (not cry) herself to sleep if she's not IN MY ARMS?

Why does the heater make my skin chapped?

Why did I need to sleep 15 of the last 24 hours?

Why am I so hungry if I'm not nursing?


Busy Nothings said...

Thanks for your nice comments...the hat is just cast on 56 and knit away then decrease with k2tog until there were 2 stitches left...and there ya' go.

Also, I was always starving, even when not nursing, too...no idea why, just was.

Have a great day :)

Sarah said...

My two cents on the sleeping--start as you mean to go on. In other words, you, as mama, have the ability to see down the road. You have to teach her, little bity Cora, to do what you want bigger, 25-lb Cora to do on down the line, which is go to sleep by herself. That's a very loving thing to do. But, still hard because she's your baby, your responsibility, and you don't want her upset. That's wonderful. Just keep reminding yourself how difficult it will be to have a 20-lb darling trying to go to sleep in your arms!

Why DOES heat=chapped skin? If you find out, please post.

Sleep? Here's some perspective--you're not that far removed from the emotional and physical marathon that was Cora's arrival. I don't know how YOU feel, but my first section recovery was 3 or 4 months. The body makes human growth hormone, which is a catalyst for the body healing itself and regrowth, while you sleep, so don't let this be one more thing you question yourself about! :)

Remember, this advice is worth what you paid for it.

Oh, and you'll like this. At dinner a few nights ago, Annie looked up from her plate and said "Baby Cora's sleeping." Out of the blue. :) Don't know what, but something triggered her little memory of meeting Cora at Chilis!

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