I just want to feel human again. With only a small lamp lit, the other one faced the laptop, desperately searching for solutions that might help our baby stretch his sleep or cry less. She still doesn't smile, at least not socially, and I haven't even been able to hold eye contact with her for a full second, but she can hold her head up excellently and she even rolled over for the first time yesterday!
Learn how your comment data is processed. In those moments, all I could envision was 18 years of torture at the hands of a crying, screaming, needy newborn. Also now a healthy, happy toddler. I can assure you that it gets amazingly better through every phase! Remember, it may take preemies longer to smile because their eyesight was under developed at birth. It really does get easier and a little craziness, it turns out, is totally normal. It seems to me she hits milestones after her adjusted age should, because she didn't get that extra time to flourish in the womb so she has extra catching up to do.
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I am exactly there. Are you formula or breastfeeding. You may remember that I posted a desperate comment to you after having my 3rd baby! Most popular articles in Baby month by month. Grab my ebook, How to Get Your Baby to Sleep Without Being Held , and learn the sleep habits and techniques to help you get the sleep you and your baby need.
Now my babies need constant attention and they never nap at the same time. I'm still co-sleeping 3 years later, and I hate to admit it, but I love having him there to cuddle with and I always know he's safe. Who would you choose to be your birth partner?
But even five hours is a godsend compared to the bits of sleep from the newborn days.