If you have been reading my blog since last spring, you may remember our Moms On Call rescue. That's what I like to call it, anyways. I have blogged about it many times, but these posts jump out at me - here & here .
Knox and Sloane were two weeks old and I was running on empty, but full of adrenaline. I was nursing both babies, one at a time, and that was on demand. We were letting them do as they please, as any baby should for the first few weeks. Needless to say, it was quite stressful.
Brent and I felt comfortable as parents, but we weren't confident. We wanted them to be okay. I think every baby is different and since it was our first time to have babies at home, we were learning. You can't learn their cries and signals right away, but they do come pretty quickly.
All I knew was that Brent would be heading back to work a month or so after Knox & Sloane were born and neither one of us could function, successfully, on what little sleep we were getting. Don't get me wrong, I sat awake with the babies' thanking God for them and holding them tighter than they probably wanted to be held. However, when dawn broke, I was pretty much a walking zombie. I wanted to give them my best around the clock.
I wanted to play with them good, feed them good, help them sleep good and I wanted them to thrive.
Moms On Call assured me all of this was possible. They agreed that of course two babies is quite a bit more tricky than one baby, but is definitely doable.
Both of the Moms On Call nurses, Laura and Jennifer, had a set of twins. Not only did they have twins, they had other children, too. That alone gave me confidence. If they could do it with lots of children, I could do it with two.
I knew I could do it. I was never that person that could imagine a career in anything besides being a mom. Don't get me wrong, I went and got my degree and I was successful, but I've not looked back for a second.
Laura came to our house when Knox & Sloane were about two weeks old. She was there for about 24 hours. She taught us things that of course we would have figured out. However, it was nice not having to waste time doing so. She was right about everything. The babies loved the way she taught us to do the bath; They did great with the schedule; They learned to stretch nighttime feedings. The list goes on.
Going back to sleep training. I know there is a big debate between letting your baby cry it out and not letting them. That is totally a personal decision. I honestly feel like we never dealt with it. We started so early, that they learned to be soothed quickly. They went back to sleep. If they woke up three times, we fed them. The next night they went a bit longer in between feedings. It was maybe only fifteen minutes, but it was longer. By three months, they were sleeping through the night, for twelve hours. It wasn't until almost ten months later that either of them woke in the night and it was only because of sickies.
True, they might just be good sleepers, but it might have just been what they knew. Babies form habits like anyone else.
So, Brent and I, along with all of our family that watched us do 'this' first hand, agree that Moms On Call was such a blessing to us!
I've done the "Email Support" from early on, with Laura. Basically, I can email her any question I have and she writes me back. THIS has been SO helpful. She is quick to respond and she knows what she is talking about. She will respond to an email I write always faster than the ped's nurse calls me back.
Laura wanted you all to have the opportunity to utilize this support, too!
If you sign up within the next three days, you can get THREE MONTHS of UNLIMITED EMAIL SUPPORT for $50. You guys, that's a great price. I would say it's way worth every penny plus many, many more. To get this special discount, email Laura - firstname.lastname@example.org - Tell her you would like to sign up for this special and indicate "Megan" sent you :)
****This offer will EXPIRE after THREE DAYS. So Thursday at midnight is the latest you can sign up.
I also highly recommend the online seminars. They were SO helpful. They can show you how to swaddle right there in the video!
She also wants to give one of you one of the new Moms On Call book! It's for 6-15 months! If you don't need this, let someone know that does! Or, it would definitely make a great gift. You can find out more about the book here.
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