There is a huge learning curve in becoming a parent.
There is an even bigger, steeper curve in learning how to parent a fussy or high-needs baby.
I am still in awe of how much my life has changed.
Before my baby was born, I spent months in search of the perfect everything: The crib that would be the perfect size to wheel into our bedroom, an organic mattress that would ensure no toxins be near her
My seven-month-old son, C, looked at me and cried.
He wanted me to interact with him constantly, and I just didn’t have the energy.
I didn’t have much energy anymore. It seemed like my energy was being
In May 2010, the worst and yet best thing ever happened to our family of two (the Mister and me).
I got pregnant. Unexpectedly, unplanned, without maternity insurance. My husband was a graduate student.
Sometimes in life there are things we cannot control.
We cannot control the weather, for example, but we can control our preparation for rain or snow.
Fussy and high-needs babies are out of our control.
About two weeks after her birth, my husband found me within her nursery weeping in the rocker, desperately trying to get her to latch. He promptly got a bottle, handed it to me and spoke three words: “Feed
From the moment Tyler was out of the womb he had his own ideas, and we soon found that us even trying to do things the way that we had planned was just not going to work.
It became such a frustrating time