This is my world. Her name is Olivia Lynn Cope. She was born via c-section on April 4, 2012 at 1:38 in the morning. She was 4 weeks premature but everything was perfectly fine! Before Olivia was born, I did not comprehend the capacity of love my heart could hold. She is incredible. She requires all of me all the time but, she is more then worth it.
I care not whether you cloth diaper, whether you let your child sleep with you or if they sleep by themselves, whether you breast of formula feed, whether you s***k or not, whether you let your child CIO or you don't, or whether you are pro-life/pro-choice or whatever you are. It is NONE of my concern. I know what I do and who I am and I am happy with me and the way I do things. Thank you.
I have a very loud, extremely needy, spirited child. She cries & wants to be held most of the time. She demands my undivided attention 150% of the time. I have had many sleepless nights & have been driven so far up the wall that I was standing on the ceiling. There have been times, I have had to soothe her for hours on end simply because she was picked up or touched by someone she was not familiar with. She has a habit of crying until she makes herself vomit. There have been times that I have had to ask God to help maintain my sanity because I was so exhausted I did not know my own name. I have been so frustrated that the only term I have been able to use is "colic." "Who ever heard of a high-needs baby? Aren't they all high needs?" I long for a more tangible and comprehensible diagnosis that I could spit out at people to make them better understand. Truth is, there is no magical medical terminology. You do not understand it unless you live it. I have to learn to embrace the fact that my child is who she is. I need to stop obsessing about ways I can parent better. I do not have an "easy baby." I have a high needs child. But for right now I continue to stand firm in my attempts to provide a safe and soothing environment for my fussy one, attempting to lay a solid foundation for her comfort and our sanity.
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