Sooo…umm…yeah. I think reality is finally setting in for us here. Like I mentioned the other day, we’ve had family here for the majority of Stella’s life (day 4 – day 22) which means lots of arms to hold the baby, and very little in the way of routine. Now, after just two days alone, I am beat. For the most part, she has always been a decent sleeper at night (waking up every three hours or so to eat), but for the past two days, she has been super discontent and fussy all.day.long., which means I am totally exhausted. She is wanting to eat all the time, but then falls asleep eating and/or spits up a ton, and wakes up shortly hungry again since she didn’t eat much. We’ve tried making sure her diaper is dry, she’s burped, she’s not too hot/cold, etc… but we’re just not sure how to soothe her. I’ve read that babies often have growth spurts around three weeks and six weeks, and I’m praying that’s what this is and that it passes soon, because I am starting to lose my mind. So far, the majority of this year has consisted of me staring at her perfect little features, telling her how much I love her, and crying because I don’t know how to make her stop crying.
Starting off the New Year with a … Cry?