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Old 03-19-2012, 07:35 PM   #6
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Re: When Do You Find Time to Eat?

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Also if your baby has colic, you already know by now that sometimes nothing you do can help him stop crying. He is just going to cry, regardless of what you're doing or if you're holding him. So put him in his crib and take a deep breath and focus on yourself for about ten minutes, just long enough to grab a bite to eat, before you go back to caring for him. It might sound heartless but if you can't take care of yourself, how can you continue caring for another human being?

I had a colicky baby too, and while I figured out how to fry an egg one-handed by cracking the egg the night before and putting it in a container so I could just dump out the egg into a pan in the morning, I couldn't figure out how to eat the egg one handed (without ditching the fork), so I would put DD in a bouncy seat facing me for just a few minutes, and jiggle her with my foot while I ate my egg. She often cried, but I had to eat.

I ate almost every other meal I could manage one-handed while nursing her. It was just the way it had to be for a while! (I like the babywearing idea, but DD would NOT be worn. She hated being confined, had to be carried so she could look out into the world, etc.).

You have my empathy! I hope you can find something that works for you so you can keep your sanity and eat.
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