Witching hour - is it worth it!?
Indy has been fantastic and sleeping overnight, it makes the days so much easier and manageable for me. However, when 4-5pm hits everything lovely, sweet and calm about my baby girl heads for the door. Witching hour, which unlike Happy Hour 🥂does not last for an hour only. She screams inconsolably, she wants to eat, she doesn't want to eat, she is windy but doesn't want to be burped, she is over tired but doesnt want to sleep...you get the picture. Last night was a hard one she didn't want anything. We ended up putting her in the big bath (something I think I'm going to stick with now as it's much easier for us to manage), which she enjoyed for 3 minutes then lost it again. Eventually at around 7:30 she decided she actually was hungry, she ate like she had been starved to death prior and then finally started to settled. Once she was in bed and I "shhhh..shhhh...shhhh" for ten minutes I decided with technology I would be smart and record myself saying this, then it was a matter of just replaying until finally at 9:01pm she fell asleep.
After all of this I didn't have the greatest sleep overnight. As a parent I think you find yourself googling things (I think she might have Colic), you feel like you are failing as a mum, you then argue with yourself in your head that you are doing a great job and everyone goes through witching hour, you then are so delirious that your thoughts change to rediculous things like "do fish fall in love?" and then finally you drift off to sleep.
The initial question of is witching hour worth it - when you have this to wake up to *see video* everyday then the answer is yes, a thousand times YES! And then you remember you are doing an excellent job as a mum to your child. You are giving them everything that THEY need, because when they see you in the morning they are happy to see you.
Sorry for the long winded post. It was a long night we are now half way though a feed and preparing to tackle it all over again.
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