I'm breastfeeding Bryleigh and she has gotten so attached to me, that she needs to be on the breast in order to fall asleep, why? because she falls asleep when her belly is full! Today wasn't such a horrible day, but poor brenna needs some attention too! it's all about bryleigh and bryleigh keep me immobile sitting down and feeding her for a good portion of the day. Today Bryleigh was being a good baby, with the exception that she wanted to use me as a pacifier, she'd fall asleep and i'd put her in her bed, and about 5 mins later she'd start screaming again.

So i did it, I let her scream... I have a rule that if they dont calm down and fall asleep after 10 mins (doc says 15...) I go in and comfort and try again...

 well, IT WORKED

Bryleigh cried for oh, abut  5 minutes and fell asleep in her swing. THANK GOODNESS

I was about to start crying with her! or at least call michael to come home early if it didnt work.

I still feel bad , but I know it's for the best, she needs to learn now how to "console herself" and be able to fall asleep on her own without using me as a paci.

 Today I get my staples out and bryleigh has her 1 week check up. We'll see how everything goes!


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Jun. 3, 2008 at 3:16 PM It is tough, but it will get better. My boys often used me as a pacifier. I had to let them cry it out a bit (and well, to be honest, I cried it out, too) but it is for the best. Good luck!!

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Jun. 3, 2008 at 3:18 PM Good to get in the habbit of that while she is young. My daughter is my first kid and of couse i couldn't let her cry like that. NOw I WISH I DID She is so attached to mommy. lol i still get used as a pacifier and intstead of a fussy baby now its a screaming toddler (Almost, a crawler anyways) we have come to a "mutual" agreement between the two of us but she still wont fall asleep without nursing. For me anyways. For anyone else its no problem. "Momma" is just her favorite toy I guess LOL

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Jun. 3, 2008 at 3:20 PM wow its been a week it sure did go fast :) ok every time i hear about your staples it makes me cringe but good job way to set your boundries with the baby although she is little they say you cant spoil an infant i think that baloni but any how have a good day :)

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Jun. 3, 2008 at 3:38 PM I don't think there is anything wrong with letting a baby cry for 5 minutes but a one week doesn't need to learn to console herself.  It is physically impossible for one thing.  A one week doesn't have the capacity to do that.  You can teach her that no one will respond to her cries but that is something different all together.  Have you thought about using a wrap, mei tai or something like that so that you can keep her close to you so that she get consolation through you while you are still able to do other things?

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Jun. 3, 2008 at 4:04 PM Glad to know you got a swing.  Sorry for not getting back to you.  I was talking to you about it and we found out that we're having another baby.  Maybe this one will like the swing, Tommy hated it.

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Jun. 3, 2008 at 4:40 PM Oh I know how you feel Bobby was always attached LOL I had to let him cry a few times, it was so hard but sometimes you just have too. take care

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Jun. 4, 2008 at 7:25 AM

I know exactly how you feel. Lately Colin's been so fussy, crying all the time. I stressed myself out trying to calm him down but nothing worked. So I do exactly what you do, let him scream for 10 min's and if he hasn't stopped, then I try for a few min's and put him back down. It's so hard on you, listening to him scream. It just tear's you appart. The two of us have spent nurmerous occasions having a good cry together!

You're doing a great job!

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