Hi All, I hope you don't mind me jumping in. I've been a long time lurker to this site and and to this board since my daughter was born last year. I've found you all to be such a relief with all the worries first time mommies have. My name is Jennifer, DH is Matt and my DD is Abigail. I'm a full time working mommy and I get the chance to WFH from time to time. Which I just love.
So why come out now? Well, I really felt compelled to write a note to Kayla. I saw your post on the other board and feel like we are really in the same boat and I just wanted to add my support and assurance. DD and I have a really rough go of it for her first 7 months. To the point that I think I was just functioning day to day and felt so helpless. Colic sucks!!! And now I feel like I over compensate for that "lost" time in the beginning. I have to remind myself not to feel bad about what I am and am not doing. And what she is and is not doing. I don't nurse, but a lot of our routines that I am not willing to give up any time soon revolve around her bottle. Especially bed time, we have a bath, get our jammies on, brush our teeth sit in the rocker with her bankie and have a bottle. A lot of times she'll fall asleep in my arms, other times we just "talk", put her down and she's out. This is what I "missed" out on when she was an infant. And I am going to take full advantage of that. She does have a sippy cup during the day and knows how to use it. And I'll have to make a decision on giving up the bottle sooner than later. But that's my decision. So if you enjoy nursing that much and in the overnights, do it. Because I think its just as much for us and it is for them. From one colic survivor to another, you're doing great!! :bigarmhug: