Number Two?

Lil Miss P is now 19 months old.

Her father is 49 years old.

And I’m 38 years old.

Time is ticking by fast, we’re all getting older and the pressure is on.

The pressure for baby number 2.

It’s a pressure that brings so many emotions and fears for us. As well as a lot of hope and excitement.

Getting to motherhood wasn’t an easy journey for me.

I can’t conceive without help, and my body struggles to carry a child.

So far I have had five pregnancies, and one birth.

Lil Miss P was a miracle for us. She came to us against the odds.

Hoping for another miracle is scary and feels a little unrealistic.

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6 Week Growth Spurt!

6 week growth spurtOh.My.Gosh! I had no idea!

It was on about the 3rd visit from my midwife, when I was complaining about how all Lil Miss P wanted to do was feed, that she told me about the (reasonably) predictable growth spurt marks – 3 weeks, 6 weeks, 8 weeks etc.

Obviously it makes sense that babies go through a period of increased and rapid growth, I just didn’t know when or that they were so discernible and challenging.

We had already hit the 3 week growth spurt at that stage it seemed, and the lack of sleep and the cluster feeding was the giveaway to what was going on according to my midwife.

So she warned me, ‘they keep coming too!’.

And then I started seeing people mention on one of the online groups I belong to how the 6 week growth spurt is even more brutal.

I took this information in, somewhat casually, feeling like 6 weeks was so far away.

See, at 3 weeks I was just praying for that 6 week milestone that they say turns everything around for newborns.

I wasn’t really considering the growth spurt that might have to happen first.

But now that we’re here, it’s all consuming.

Lil Miss P has done nothing but feed, fuss and want to be held for 2 days now.

There’s no sleep in the day and there’s no carefree, relaxed baby to be seen. Just a fussy, hungry, overtired and frantic baby.

It’s a lot to deal with.

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Should Have Ordered The Sleeping Model

Lil Miss P is just over 3 weeks old now.

And I should have known when I decided to procreate with my husband that she would come without the sleep setting.

It was written in her DNA really. My husband was a horrible sleeper as a child, as was/is my step son (still at 9 years old).

The fact that Lil Miss P is giving us the run around when it comes to sleeping is no surprise, though no less frustrating for it.

In her short little life I’ve already read a million and one articles about how to get her to sleep more consistently. I’ve also grilled my midwife on the matter.

There seems to be only one common answer – “She’s a baby, and some babies just don’t sleep that well”.

How does that help me???

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