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28/03/2013 at 03:00
In the past week or so J seems to have turned a corner and is a much happier, less fussing baby and its lovely! He's cut two teeth, got over a cold and had a growth spurt all at the same time so prior to this was grouchy a lot of the time all H and I seemed to do was pace the floor either trying to comfort him or help him sleep. All of a sudden he is just so much more content, playful an happy a lot more. There have been times recently where I've been in tears thinking I wasn't cut out for this/I didn't like being a mum but now I am really enjoying it and feel that when the next challenge comes along I know it will pass and we'll we fine.
Just wondering if anyone else has had a 'so I can do this/no I'm not a cr@p mum' moment?
28/03/2013 at 03:56
It was about 2 months with Ella. At 9 weeks she settled into a great routine and slept through the night. M is a very different baby and I guess I'm much more confident this time, we haven't had any problems with him. He's actually the happiest baby I've ever met and I think it's down to having one very entertaining sister to watch
28/03/2013 at 05:57
When he turned 4
28/03/2013 at 06:03
About 4 months when we started weaning and his reflux finally improved consequently. He started sleeping properly and feeding less
28/03/2013 at 06:22
It was about 4.5 months for us when his wind and colic seemed to ease overnight. it was like a light switching on and he was a different baby, so happy and smiley. before then it just seemed like he was so angry at the world. He was still a rubbish sleeper mind! That turning point seems to have just happened, so I'm hoping it lasts!
28/03/2013 at 06:30
Lucas - about 11 months
Isaac - abiut 5.5 months
28/03/2013 at 07:20
Ella seemed to change about ten weeks. Her sleep pattern became more manageable. Her colic finally being managed by meds and formula and I'm able to work her out quickly as to what she wants.. However I find she changes every single day and so I'm not expecting it to last..
28/03/2013 at 07:27
Apart from one down day at 5 days old A was a dream newborn. I personally had a turning point at 8 weeks when my boobs finally believed me that they only had to produce milk for one baby, not the entire street. Really though my 22 months of parenthood so far has been a continuous roundabout of turning points, with me flitting between thinking I'm f*****g this up to, actually I'm doing alright. I expect that to continue for at least forever.
28/03/2013 at 07:34
H has been much calmer for a week from being 7 weeks old and it's been a transformation! I'm willing it to last although know it won't but it makes such a difference to life. Wish this was his normal state (hoping it maybe is)
28/03/2013 at 07:39
Around 4 months once nasty colic had settled and we'd moved house. O has always been a good sleeper but I found until then he was in so much pain with wind that although everyone said ge was a smiley baby he would whinge or cry most of the time I.was alone with him. I love his personality developing now too!
28/03/2013 at 08:10
When C was 12 weeks. He'd spent all that time in hospital, so I was pretty much a spectator, while nurses did the majority of his care. I was terrified about how i'd cope being a Mum. (was 18, never wanted kids, and had only known I was pg for 10/11 weeks before I had him. Didn't bond much in hospital, as I thought he was going to die) Couple of days before his discharge, I stayed in the parents flat with him, doing 100% of his care, and I shocked myself at how easy I found it, and that I didn't panic. It was then I had rushes of motherly love for this tiny little dude, and I knew I was going to be a good Mum.
With J, It was straight away. Had the "been there, done that" head on.
28/03/2013 at 08:29
My daughter screamed for the first six months (except when sleeping - and she didn't sleep much). I felt like I was going mad.
Things improved after the six month mark and she's pretty good now!
28/03/2013 at 11:10
I had a little one this morning when I fed him on my left breast and the nipple wasn't painful. Latch is good, but my nipples are so damaged that even touching them wiht his nose hurt. I finally got steroid cream from the dr this week, and it seems to be helping them heal!
28/03/2013 at 11:18
With the exception of colic, the newborn days were pretty easy on me to be honest but I think I started to find general day to day things much simpler when we'd established weaning and he'd reduced his daytime bottles. Before, I was always planning ahead in terms of timing his bottles and being out and about and it was nice to just be able to take things as they came.
28/03/2013 at 11:40
There's a turning point?! That's a relief!
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