Wednesday, November 28, 2012

It Gets Better

It is true what everyone tells you, it does get easier. I can actually imagine having another child now! It feels like we have figured things out a little better. I wouldn't say that we have a routine, but I am better at knowing how to calm Tallet's crying. I read the book "Happiest Baby On The Block' and it really taught me a lot about why newborns cry and how to calm it, and it really has worked for us. One major thing I have learnt about Tallet in the last few weeks is that he almost always cries when he is tired, and his tired cry is a lot more angry than his hungry cry.

Nighttime sleeping is a lot better, but not perfect. He usually just eats and goes back to sleep, but he still has the odd rough night where he just wants to be awake.

Breastfeeding is going better, the pain is a lot more bearable and we even have sometimes that doesn't hurt at all. It still isn't perfect or comfortable though. I am still working hard at getting him to latch properly which can be very frustrating. I got a prescription cream from the lactation consultant that helped a lot to heal things up. I must say the lactation consultants at HSC are awesome. SUPER friendly and very knowledgable. And they ooh and ahh over every single baby in there, which is fun to see.

Tallet is becoming more interactive and it easier to get a smile out of. He is starting to coo at us when we talk to him. He enjoys being on his play mat and it is fun to watch him bat his fists at the hanging toys. He loves when we sing to him.

I sure do love being a mommy. Definitely worth the wait, it is still so hard to believe that he is ours. 


Kelsey Loewen said...

I wanted to "like" this but then remembered I wasn't on facebook :)
You looked so natural with Tallet in your arms on Saturday. Very happy for you.

Sarah said...

This is so great to hear Lindsey! Seems like things are settling down a bit and you guys are hopefully getting some more sleep. I don't know if it's the same factors for you as for me but it took me quite a while for breastfeeding to be painless (longer than the books say) I want to say it took more like a couple months than a couple weeks (iish - maybe a bit less, hard to remember now exactly), but it did get there - and in the meantime cream of some sort is huge, so I'm glad you got some that works!! It sort of makes me want to have kids close together just so my nipples stay in breastfeeding shape, ha!

Brittney said...

Oh good. I'm so glad to hear everything's going better for you! Been thinking of/praying for ya.

"Happiest Baby on the Block" is a lifesaver - so happy you discovered it and that it's helping.

Lindsey Dueck said...

Sarah, I TOTALLY agree. I want to have another baby before I stop breastfeeding Tallet so I don't have to go through this again! LOL Most people say that subsequent babies it isn't as bad, but if you read the message boards some people say it is just as painful for every baby! Yikes!

I am on week 6 and I still have, so I am sure it will be a couple weeks for sure until it is pain free, if not a few months. At least I can bear through it now and it is usually just at the beginning!

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