Wednesday, July 25, 2012

Mommy Friends

One of the perks to being a new mom is not only having my little Millie around, but also having new friends.  It's just like when I was single and I would meet another single girl and we would immediately click and start hanging out.  Well, now if I meet another mom with a baby it's the same thing.  I love it!  Millie and I can just be browsing around Target and all of the sudden I am talking to another mom.  Moms notice other moms.  Moms sympathize with other moms on the no sleep thing.  I have noticed that the sleep question is usually one of the first questions moms ask me.  "How is she sleeping?"  And when I tell them about her very long phase she is going through of waking up every 3-4 hrs, they genuinely feel bad for me and I feel better just knowing someone else has gone through it.  Thank goodness for the internet and meet up groups!  Sometimes I feel so alone out here because all of my friends are 30 minutes away.  This is why I joined the a Mamas meetup group.  It's nice getting to know moms that are close by.  I know some of these women and their babies might become longtime friends of Millie and me. I'm looking forward to watching her make friends (once she actually cares to make friends) while I'm making friends too.

Friday, July 6, 2012

No sleep makes me crazy

I forget what I walked into a room for.  I trip on things.  Yesterday, I tripped and fell in a movie theater. ha! I feel like a walking zombie sometimes.  My parents are here to help so I feel myself getting back to normal.  They leave tomorrow and I think Justin and I are going to attempt letting baby Millie cry it out.    I talked to several people at a party on July 4 that said it only took their baby a couple of nights of CIO before their baby started sleeping longer.  I hope it only takes one night!  It's so painful to hear my baby cry for very long, but at this point we have to do something.  I'll be going back to work in a month so we need to fix this sleep problem before then.  Today she has her 4 month doctor appointment, so maybe the doctor will have some suggestions.