Friday, November 7, 2008

Surrender

Larkin cried tonight for a couple of hours like her head was on fire.
Jaren came to the rescue with some white noise.
Tonight when I say my prayers I am thanking God for Vidal Sassoon.
She threw her hands in the air and surrendered. (She slept on the floor for a good 25 minutes. I wasn't going to move her. No way. She was quiet. Why would I change that?)
Oh, Larkee...

17 comments:

Shawna said...

oh hang in there, we've just finished with those nights here. our best friends were the dryer, the kitchen fan, and the vacuum. this is why babies come out looking so irresistibly cute, and larkin definitely qualifies there!

Jennifer Parke Photography said...

I'm filing away the hair dryer tip for the future! Larkin is so cute! I wish you a peaceful day!

hansenfive said...

i love the last picture. She looks to content. Nash has been listening to white noise since he was born. He sleeps so good now, but i'm afraid to turn off the fan.

Bethany said...

Oh you poor thing! I can't even imagine! I was a lucky one...my kids have never had "major" sleep issues! We believe in white noise though! Both of them have sound machines in their room and we crank them up for naps and bedtime. We even take them on trips with us! Nothing like a little "Summer's Night" or "Rainfall" to help a kiddo get to sleep and STAY asleep!!

I hope Miss Larkin turns things around for you soon!

Best of luck and thinking of you!!

Our life is a bowl of Barry's said...

It's a good thing God often gives us our 'run for your money' kids AFTER the first sweet ones...or else we may have decided we didn't want to run and we didn't need the money! Just think how resilient you'll be once you're all sleeping well!!

Rosie Siebenthal said...

http://www.hammacher.com/publish/60586.asp

from one mommy to another :) worked like a charm for us - our boys still use theirs at 4 and 2 :)

Julie said...

So, I have been following your blog for a while. I found you through Bethany at Graham Cracker Crumbs. ANyway, we (barely) survived two kiddos who hated life and had crazy colic. When I didn't get the mellow girl that I ordered in baby number two I broke down and tried this: http://www.ambybaby.com/
My sis in law who lives in Europe swore by it, and I thought she was crazy. Crazy smart, Lulu actually slept for more than 20 seconds in it the first day. Just thought I would pass it on. Baby number three is 7 weeks away and I am hoping for happiness, but expecting misery. Just glad that I have the Amby bed just in case.

Alyssa said...

Hey Sister Nuzman! Yeah, I still call you that. ;) I have been checking your blog every once in while, and I love it. You are such a good photographer, and I love what you write. Hey I was wondering if you do weddings?

shahba-gahba said...

Greetings from the trenches!

Poor thing, your little girl came to you with her "shush" basket woefully empty; She must have known you had plenty to spare. Lavinia wrung me out and then hung me to dry with her colic. In between pregnancies I read an article about a study between the gas drops the Pediatrician usually gives and probiotics. The gas drops helped around a quarter of the time and the probiotics (after 2 weeks) helped in nearly 90%. Probiotics are safe for babes (look it up), and Whole Foods sells a bottle in the refrigerated section of supplements called babydophilus. Anyway, I swore I would try it with my second. I did, and he only had 2-3 screaming fits to her hundreds. Of course I don't know that that was the reason why he did better, but it didn't hurt. He did have some issues (would only burp if he was awake), but the Lazy Boy helped there.

Your title for this post sums up my unsolicited advice. Lavinia's crying did greatly lessen between 5-6 months, but even then I had to make sure we were home and things were calm during those hours. Even if my ramblings don't help, know that there are people praying for you! Just keep on loving her, your cutie is chubbing up nicely by the way!

Amy said...

Conair makes a noise machine (Got mine from good ol' Wal-mart), it makes 12 different noises I believe--It's a miracle item for less that $20.00!!! Look for it the pharmacy department...

~love said...

oh, kam...i'm totally chuckling because i FEEL you, girl!! =)

i swear i re-live our household almost 5 years ago and just imagine it as your family now. and i see you doing great! keep it up....she'll be five before you know it. (like my little chloe in THREE days!) =(

Olivia said...

such a beautiful baby, kam! I miss you!

tlafond said...

My little one had reflux as well. (We even had to go to a two hour class on it at our children's hospital.) Laying on their tummies actually helps, she always slept on hers. (Totally against everything, right?) We also had an Amby bed as well, but she slept just as good on her stomach. Car seats and swings make matters worse since they push their legs up to their stomachs. Go figure.

tlafond said...

My little one had reflux as well. (We even had to go to a two hour class on it at our children's hospital.) Laying on their tummies actually helps, she always slept on hers. (Totally against everything, right?) We also had an Amby bed as well, but she slept just as good on her stomach. Car seats and swings make matters worse since they push their legs up to their stomachs. Go figure.

tlafond said...

My little one had reflux as well. (We even had to go to a two hour class on it at our children's hospital.) Laying on their tummies actually helps, she always slept on hers. (Totally against everything, right?) We also had an Amby bed as well, but she slept just as good on her stomach. Car seats and swings make matters worse since they push their legs up to their stomachs. Go figure.

kristy said...

oh kamee... I am SO sorry you've had this tough little cookie... She is so darling though. White noise has been our dearest friend since Rowan was born... he used it till he was 18 mos, now Sarah has it... every night/nap. It's heaven. I even love it now. We use this old boombox of mine from 1994 (hot pink even) and turn the radio to static... works like a charm. Sending sleep wishes to little Larkee. Sleep, baby, sleep...

Danielle said...

Just remember that this too will pass. However- you will never forget this difficult time and will wonder in awe at how you were able to survive it :o)! Our "white noise" /ultimate cryer is now almost 13 and I am wondering how am I to survive puberty?!?!?! On the positive- she is very independent and strong willed which will serve her well as an adult!