I have created this new blog specifically for mommies who also have high maintenance babies.
As I struggled this weekend with the constant whining, crying, fussing, and then a switch back to smiles, I seriously thought I was the only mommy with a baby so incredibly high maintenance. But I thought, there has GOT to be other mommies with babies ALWAYS in need of something (more sleep, more attention, more food, etc.).
Here, I will share my struggles with my high maintenance baby as well as my joys. Hopefully this will help someone else out there know that you are not the only mommy with a high maintenance baby. And maybe I can hear from some mommies out there too so that I can know I'm not the only one also!
Here's a little info about my high maintenance baby. I had a wonderful pregnancy. I wasn't working full time, only a few odd jobs here and there. My labor and delivery went great also. The only struggle was during delivery when I had to push for 2 hours. But other than that everything was wonderful. He even took to breastfeeding great.
We brought our little bundle home and soon found out that life with this bundle wasn't going to be easy. He cried almost all of the time. It seemed when he wasn't sleeping he was crying (even when he was nursing). I called his pediatrician and he said that all of the symptoms sound like he has acid reflux. So he prescribed some medicine and things got better... for a while. He still seemed to struggle with nursing. I was getting fed up with the mess that we were when he was nursing. He would make so many grunts and noises. The doctor said nursing should be the happiest time of his life. That certainly wasn't the case with our son. We began to assume he had a milk protein sensitivity. So the doctor told me to take dairy out of my diet to see if it helped; and it did... for a while.
It just seems like there is always something new that we are learning about him. It is exhausting and very taxing on my emotions.
I have so many friends who have babies that just sit, lay, or do anything quietly and peacefully. It's hard, sometimes, to accept my high maintenance baby for who God made him to be.
There is how my struggle began. I will create follow-up blogs on the struggles that have come about as he is growing older. (He is currently 7 months old).
Please follow me and tell me about your experiences as well.