Baby Whispering Day 2
Genevieve and I are muddling our way through the Baby Whispering method that guides babies to sleep through the night and take naps. Into the second day, I can see a difference.
I did not know that babies tend to wake up 40 minutes into a nap, but then settle back in. With the book open to the "extend the nap" section in the crib, I read and consoled Gennie back to sleep for both morning and afternoon naps. Two 2-hour naps (minus 10 minutes screaming time).
It feels strange to wait for full feeding sessions. My breasts get rock hard from milk. I'm noticing that she doesn't gasp and guzzle for it, though, but takes a long, leisurely nurse. I wonder why that is, when she used to really go at it when she was nursing hourly. Maybe because the milk flows more quickly?
As I commented on an earlier post, I have no idea what went on last night. These past couple days feel like I'm suspended in a surreal painting of motherhood, with melting clocks measuring naps and nursing. I will say this--she's down now, and did it with just some farting around in the crib and a whimper. I would be crazy--and tempting fate--to say this baby whispering works this fast, so I won't. I'll just report back tomorrow.
My deepest thanks for all the responses and emails. It helps me keep the momentum.