Counting the minutes

Today I find myself once again in survival mode. I don't know if Lena is developing colic or if she's just experiencing some normal tummy trouble. Whatever it is, we are definitely out of the sleep all the time honeymoon phase and into real life.

This is the second day that I've been in pajamas/lounge wear all day long, sweaty from baby soothing, my hair in a crazy mess atop my head and praying to make it through.

I have spent most of my time trying to find positions that keep our tiniest babe comfortable... Swing? No. Bouncy seat? No. Holding in cradle position? No. Putting her tummy to tummy with me while I lay down? Yes. Keeping her mostly upright in the Moby Wrap? Yes.

This has made our day interesting and very taxing on me, as the only positions that keep Lena from crying are the ones that have her completely connected to me. Very sweet, but I'm not getting a break.

It's days like this that I'm unbelievably grateful to have a husband that jumps right in to help from the second he walks in the door. Now all I have to do is wait for him to get home. Tick-tock, tick-tock.


Kate said...

Hang in there, Sis! You're doing great! :-) You are a strong, courageous, and capable mama and I know youre are doing a great job taking care of both of your girls. I'm praying for you!

Anonymous said...

I just started reading you blog recently and have appreciated your "mommy honesty". Survival mode? Yes, indeed! It's tough having two. My oldest is almost 3 and my baby is now one. He, too, had a lot of those same tummy issues and cried a lot. Time seemed to be the answer to solving that problem, Hang in there. You're girls are precious. God bless!