Saturday, June 12, 2010

Thoughts right now

Mira nurses like it is an Olympic sport. Very athletically. She doesn't stop moving.

Reaching the "cry it out" stage is hard. It is like a double edged sword through the heart. You get to that point because you're not getting enough sleep. But when you are sleep deprived already, listening to your kid scream it out for even 1 minute is brutal. 30 minutes is almost unbearable. We'll see how night two goes, but so far it doesn't seem to have left any permanent emotional damage. To Mira, anyway.

When did Lili turn into such a KID? No baby fat, no more baby in there. Must have happened in the last 6 months or so. I should pay more attention.


I now have a Macbook. But it runs Windows. That was a little bit of a surprise.

1 comments:

tellerspoint said...

June,

Please try "The No Cry Sleep Solution" by Elizabeth Pantley. The toddler/preschooler version of it is working for Auggie. Ferberizing just doesn't sound like you. I believe that the pain in your heart is felt by Mira, too. In letting her cry it out, she'll learn that she isn't heard, and will give up and go to sleep sadly vs. reasonably happily by other methods. I believe this has a negative domino effect based on my own experiences. I know how incredibly frustrating sleep deprivation can be. Auggie and I have cried together because we've been beside ourselves with frustration and exhaustion. That was a while ago. We have new things to work out but it's only gotten better.

Hang in there!

Joan

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