So, I had my first Mommy Meltdown. We all knew it was coming, we just didn't know when and from what direction it would make its debut.
I was all upset because this little guy had his days and nights mixed up. I recognized that I was heading for a hormonal explosion, but I didn't care. I just wanted to cry. I realized that of all the things that could be going wrong at this point (what, 6 days after birth), this was by FAR nothing to get all worked up over.
Well, I had my moment. Recovered quickly with the help of my mom and amazing husband....and wouldn't you know it, my beautiful little boy slept 4 straight hours, woke up for his feeding, then slept another 3 straight hours....all in his bouncer. Can I just say that my little boy ROCKS!
I feel like a new person. I realize that most babies take 2 steps forward and 1 step back....especially in the whole sleeping area. We are not holding our breath that tonight or other nights from now will be just like this....but it gave me hope....and a much better attitude.
I love this little guy. He's a keeper.
Also, we have started to stimulate Benjamin throughout the day with some early tummy time, music, toys, etc. His eyes are staying open a little more each day. Hopefully we will get more pictures with his eyes open.
To my readers, however few:
8 years ago