clenched teeth.

It has been an emotionally trying week with Jolie. First of all, we started sleep training on Friday…the cry-it-out method. We started sleep training for two reasons. We’d like her to develop some better self-soothing skills and she needs to start sleeping better throughout the night. She’s waking up WAY too many times throughout the night and we’d like to get her in a better routine. It is so hard to listen to your baby cry. I can’t stand it. My nails are gone. My jaw is tense from clenching it. And I think I’ve developed a twitch. I keep waiting for it to get easier.

The second traumatizing event is that she started daycare today because Derek returned to work. I really love our daycare situation, but it was still hard. Really hard.  I cried after we dropped her off and I felt super anxious all day.  Our daycare owner was SO sweet and compassionate; she even texted me updates and photos throughout the day (see photo below). Clearly Jolie handled it better than me! Hopefully this gets easier.

Update: After 36 minutes of crying, she just fell asleep. Yay!

3 Responses to “clenched teeth.”

  1. June 5, 2012 at 3:44 pm

    Hello dear ones: I’m sure it was very hard to leave Jolie the first day..I was thinking of you in regards to that. I also think that maybe her being in a differant environment just may prove to be very helpful. Naturally with her being a little preemie one would have a tendency to tend to her every little cry or movement, thats not a bad thing at all..she needed that extra pampering..Now it makes it a little harder on both Jolie and parents to get things a little more liveable….you migjht say there’s trouble in River City…hang in there..you’re wonderful parents and soon all this will just be a past memory…We love you all Gramma

  2. January 9, 2013 at 11:46 am

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