Why Didn't Anybody Tell Me?
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Why won't she stop crying???

Yaya as a babyYaya as a baby

As a new mommy, I gobbled up all the pregnancy magazines and books I could get my hands on. I eagerly listened to advice from everybody and took the classes offered at my local hospital.

Yaya was a very sweet baby from the start, mild-tempered and simply a joy. So I couldn’t figure out why one night early on we could not get her to stop crying. Every time we would lay her in her bassinet to sleep, she would wake up crying after only a few minutes. Was she hungry? No, I’d just fed her and she wouldn’t take anymore. Did she need a diaper change? Nope but we changed it anyway. Was she cold? We’d swaddle her up in her blankie. Was she hot? We took the blanket off. We just couldn’t figure it out, and she was never colicky. Finally, my husband slept in a chair and just held her the whole night.

She had gas!! Why didn’t anybody tell me you have to burp the baby every time she eats?! Of course now I look back and say DUH! But even with all the reading and classes, it was never mentioned.

books-and-shoes books-and-shoes 8 years 28 weeks
Hahaha! Wow, mad props to suebree for raising 5!! I didn't know we could add our kids to Sugar now!! Very cool!!
JustPlainJane JustPlainJane 8 years 28 weeks
I always laugh about that w/my sister b/c she has 5 kids. I say w/the first you use Dreft and wash everything before the wear it, boil everything before they use it, etc, by the second you're not so anal, and I tell her by the 5th did he just pop out and take care of himself? *Thank you. My real name... is plain... Jane Jones. (Alice - Closer)
books-and-shoes books-and-shoes 8 years 28 weeks
There's definitely a lot that a book could never tell you. With my first and I think many first-time moms are this way, I was so anal about everything. By the time my second one was born, it was like no worries, we'll survive.
JustPlainJane JustPlainJane 8 years 28 weeks
Too cute, w/mothering the best way to learn is to jump in, there is so much the books don't tell you, but in the discovering sometimes you learn the greatest lessons, and have the sweetest moments *Thank you. My real name... is plain... Jane Jones. (Alice - Closer)
Tiffa Tiffa 8 years 28 weeks
Awww... that's so cute. It's always the little things that get you. Hey, if that's the only thing you've had a problem with... you're doing a pretty good job! :) At least you can sleep a little more now, right?