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When my first daughter was born, there was so much about being a mother and raising a child that I was completely and utterly clueless about.
I had a good example to follow – my mom was (and still is) a fabulous mother. I knew what I wanted my “end result” to be, but it didn’t dawn on me til I was holding my new daughter that I really had no clue how to get there.
I was blessed with a beautiful, healthy 7 pound, 11 ounce little girl. She was a ball of perfection with a little curl on top of her forehead. I couldn’t have been happier.
When I brought her home from the hospital, we settled into a routine pretty quickly. She slept rather well during the day and then once 10:00 pm hit, she would wake up and be a monster all night long. She screamed and arched her back for hours at a time, and if I was lucky enough to get her to go to sleep, she would wake up as soon as I put her down.
It took me months to admit it, but my baby girl was colicky….
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