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Sweet Georgia, our beautiful (nearly) new baby. Even with the sleep deprivation the time is passing so quickly. She isn’t our newborn any more folks! She is a full fledged BABY.

Yes, I said “sleep deprivation” and I mean serious sleep deprivation. I know, I know … all of you had your children sleeping through the night the first week home. You’re all perfect! Really, you’d think I’d know what I’m doing, this being the 4th baby and all.

It’s just that this time is the last time (yes really!) and I want to make sure I don’t miss anything. So that’s why I can’t put her down. I’m mean if I put her down, I’ll, ummm, make her CRY. Georgia can really cry … bigger, louder and longer than all the rest. Well I think she can … I haven’t actually tested her. But she has a truely HUGE beginning cry and I am assuming that the middle and ending are just as BIG.

So I am becoming an expert at holding a baby and running a business. Holding a baby and making supper. Yes, calling for pizza counts! Holding a baby and trying to sleep. Oh yeah, this is where the sleep deprivation comes in … I can’t actually sleep and hold a baby. Well not for long anyway, but I am trying.

I know, I know — all you people who had your babies sleeping through the night the first week, put your itsy-bitsy, teeny-tiny helpless babies in their own beds. BUT, I can’t because Georgia is my last baby (yes really!) and I don’t want to miss a thing.

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Jaime · June 9, 2006 at 8:39 am

Hi Kim,
I am new to your blog but I come by way of your website.
Ok I have a 9 month old daughter, she isn’t my last, just my second, but she doesn’t sleep through the night if that makes you feel any better :) Let me know if you find a magic cure!!
I used the sling soooooo much and the bumbo chair was VERY useful, both of these items felt like my 3rd arm.

kim · June 9, 2006 at 9:12 pm

Hi Jaime,

Time is the magic cure I think :) Georgia still isn’t sleeping all night every night but it is getting better. I loved the sling too and could pretty much do everything with it on, including running — typing with a sling is kind of like typing while very pregnant … you have to sit really far away from the desk.

Thanks for the comments.

Maria · January 24, 2007 at 1:05 am

Have you tried using the sling WHILE you’re asleep? I have a photo of my husband ASLEEP propped up a bit with the ring sling on and newborn happily asleep in sling. But my husband can sleep through nuclear bombs so that might be the issue!

Enjoy EVERY second. =)

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