Showing posts from November, 2012

The frazzled mother ~ Gentle Giraffe to the rescue!

No one can really understand what sleep deprivation is until they become a mother. New borns sleep most of the time waking up regularly only to feed, giving a new mother some amount of sleep. But as your baby grows, sleep eludes you. People talk about getting your baby to follow a schedule, but is that really possible? As a first time mother, I was suddenly thrown into a world of chaos. Is this the hunger cry, or the wet diaper cry, or a sleepy cry? It took weeks to finally understand what our son was trying to tell us. What did I do to help me understand? I read. Read books, articles, blogs, forums....anything that would make life a little easy for us and more comfortable for our baby. The womb is a safe and secure place for the baby, but also a very noisy place. The baby is used to hearing the mother's heartbeat, the blood rushing through the vessels, the hunger growls of the mother's stomach. One research claimed the womb can be as noisy as using a vacuum cleaner. After bi…