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Parenting & Sleepless Night

Hubby suddenly sent below lovely and warm writing *teary*

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Parenting doesn’t end when the sun goes down. 🌙 I want to parent at night the same way I parent during the day. You have two nighttime parenting goals (1) get sufficient rest yourself and (2) meet the nutritional and emotional needs of your child. It’s a tough balance. Realizing that the last sweet hours of restful darkness are almost over. The 4am wake-up call is especially excruciating. Still, we haul ourselves out of bed, and with bleary eyes pull our babies in close

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In those quiet, dark hours, the lack of distraction can actually quite calming and refreshing. Baby’s needs tend to be simple: to be held and fed 🤱🏻. Mothers are experts at both of those things, and the ability to so completely meet the needs of our amazing baby is profoundly satisfying. During these moments let’s think of all of the other parents that are up with their babies at the very same middle-of-the night moment and take comfort in the thought of each of us cradling our babies in the dark of our homes, together in shared experience. Rather than feeling isolated and exhausted, we can feel connected to the other tired mothers that are also awake #momsunited.

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So, to all of the tired mothers out there, breathe in and breathe out. These days are intense but short lived. Both you and baby will be sleeping more soundly before long. For now, cuddle your babies, nurse them and love them no matter what time the clock says. The baby you rock tonight someday may have the opportunity to be gazing at the stars while holding a sweet baby of her own. She will be thinking of, and appreciating, you ❤️.

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Then below convo happened after i done reading:

Me: what happened if the baby is a boy?

He: why? It’s the same, right?

Me: did you ever think about your mom when you ‘jaga malam’ her?

He: nope 😂

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Karma Is a Bitch? Not Really

Ever heard the saying ‘Karma is a bitch’

Well i have my own version list of bitches as a new mom.

1. Teething

I still can remember how painful teething as an adult (those last molars 😣). So it’s really heartpain to see baby I crying and desperately chewing on everything, aaand these also ALWAYS happened at night! WHY does tooth grow only at night???? Btw somebody share this tooth eruption chart, haizz so not looking forward to it 😣

2. Vaccine

1st vaccine at 3weeks is ok, cause it will not trigger fever, BUT after that.. oh my.. fever will make her cranky and no appetite to drink milk and can not sleep well also.

3. Milk Strike

Will you chill when baby don’t want to drink milk at all and her last milk was like 5-6 hours ago??? No right??? Well i wont be.

4. Reflux

Having reflux baby means you have to make friends with mop and baby laundry detergent, you’re going to need it A LOT! (This last item can be strike out if i have helper though *sigh*)

These are the top 4 things that swept away my baby’s smile and make me feel #^**%@&@#.