Thursday, October 4, 2012

hampton oh hampton.

lets face it, we all need a "moment." i need one. right now to be exact. i need a moment of silence while Hampton is having his moment #37 of crying. So i've decided to blog about about his latest activities that are driving us crazy during this "season."

hmm where to start...

He has been waking up 3 to 4 times in the middle of the night all week and has started he's days at 5. (not typical of my 10-12 hour night sleeper). He is crying all day unless I'm walking around holding him. All 4 of my baby carriers have gotten a lot of practice this week & my back is ready to sit out. His naps are about 45 min to an hour long leaving me to nurse him every 2 hours (this is not an exaggeration). I pumped mid early morning yesterday (8 AM) and got about an ounce. He has been like this all week, I'm hoping its just a growth spurt but i have a tiny little mommy itch that its not a growth spurt...its a hunger issue. And a hunger issue for this families budget can't happen. Hampton needs to breastfeed, hampton HAS to breastfeed.

poor little guy has been my constant high maintenance baby and it has really put a strain on all of us, especially me.  oh i hate to admit that. no mom wants to admit that she doesnt have it all under control, and honestly i'm cringing over the fact that i dont. I'm not sure if i can even continue to blog about it without sounding like a horrible mom. so i guess i wont. We have our well check on monday so I assume when we gets weighed we will know for sure if its a hunger issue or something else. i know all babies go through spurts of being of unhappy...but were going on 5 months of unhappiness, not quiet sure if thats normal or not.

well guess i should go get my little screamer. ive pouted enough i suppose.


  1. oh amber. I remember posting blogs like this. I'm sorry..i really am. imagine what a dream it would have been to have had Ham first and them Hud? ha! as far as the hunger issue goes...i know that you know that you can only try your hardest. sometimes we just can't get the job done. and in the end...thats ok. i know your pedi will have some GREAT advice for you, she always does, but IF it comes down to supplementing, and thats what he know God will provide for that. our budget always seemed to stretch further than i thought was possible..but thats how good our God is :) ill be praying for you. your nerves. your patience. your "supply". all of it!!!!!!

  2. I'm really sorry you're having a hard time :( I remember when Anderson was about 4-4 1/2 months old we had a "hunger" issue but I've always had over supply and he has always preferred boob over bottle and we went from a nice 3 1/2 to 4 hour schedule to 2-2 1/2 hours again with ridiculous early wake ups. After talking to many moms, especially moms of boys I learned that around the 4 month growth spurt boys need more and so we started solids. I wanted to wait until 6 months and it wasn't an easy transition (as I"m sure you know from Hudson) but that is what it was. He just needed something more filling. Anderson is a 11 hr a night sleeper but still starts his day around 6:30 regardless-he's just an early riser but was active so early that he just needed more than breast milk. Don't question your supply! You're doing awesome! Hope you get it figured out! Will be praying for y'all!

  3. Amber,

    Honestly, there is nothing more difficult than a sweet baby that in all senses takes so much from you. I can't help but think, what is left for Amber? You are an incredible mother. I look up to you in so many ways - and you help so many other mamas. You will make the right decision on what to do as far as feeding goes, I am sure of it. I know that the Ham has been your challenge child, and that its not always glamorous. As fellow mom of a "my 2nd child is my challenge child" I relate to you on so many levels and my heart is dying inside thinking back on the days where I thought I would not make it. You need 1 more month. 1 more month and a new Hampton will be yours. Also: Babywise mom has an entire section of her blog devoted to "4 month sleep problems" you might have already read them - but if you havent, you might look back and see if his new patterns are falling in line with what she says is typical at this age and see what she suggests! :)

    Praying for you - I am not too far removed to know exactly what you are dealing with. Love you!