October 13th, 2011--9:36 am--6lbs 2oz--17 inches long, a new baby was born, my little girl was placed right into my arms. I was now a Mother.
As I sat in the hospital falling in love with my new baby, I can recall one experience that I felt was sort of pointless because I knew I was going to be a natural at this Mother thing, the famous DVD they showed me, "The Period of Purple", all about cauliky babies. But like I said, I was a natural and I was well prepared (even though I hadn't really had any experience with a newborn baby since I was 8 years old when my youngest sister was born, that makes me laugh now).
So, I took my new baby home and things were perfect...and then the crying began. It started sometime in the first 2 weeks of Sage's life.
She cried and cried and cried. I was often (3-5 nights a week) up with her from 11pm until 5am. I seriously had no idea what to do and there were many times when I would watch the sun rise without an ounce of sleep as I was driving with my screaming baby trying to get her to go to sleep (for some reason, driving in the car rarely worked). The pediatrician found nothing wrong with her and just told me to be patient and it would eventually end and it did (Christmas seemed to fix everything), but in the meantime I decided one night, if I was going to be up with a baby who wouldn't stop crying no matter what, then I was going to make a cake.
I made this beautiful cake one night at 3 in the morning. Sage sat in my carrier and screamed while I measured flour and sugar.
Oh the joy.
Now I am not sure why no one ever told me before, but since then many people have told me about the book, "The Happiest Baby on the Block" and I just finished reading it!! And I have to say I loved it. I hope I will be well prepared for my next baby, but if not then perhaps I will be making another cake, maybe red velvet.
Love, Becky joy