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  1. Brent Pollard
    May 21 2013 @ 9:54 am

    I like the post, Trey. I hope this is the harbinger of things to come. 🙂

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    • DiscipleGeek
      May 21 2013 @ 10:08 am

      Thanks! I’m pretty determined to keep up with writing this go around, so Lord willing, it will be.

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  2. Helen Rhoads
    May 21 2013 @ 10:37 am

    For all the “nursing dads” out there, know that we (“nursing moms”) appreciate that you’re there and how much you WANT to “fix it” even if there really is no way to. I can’t remember where I read it, but I remember reading that men really do want to “fix everything” even when women don’t want that (or rather, don’t care if it’s actually fixed). A lot of times what we value is the ear to hear us when we need to vent and the support that just you being there gives us.

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    • DiscipleGeek
      May 21 2013 @ 12:31 pm

      Yup, there are several men vs women books out there that point out the man’s desire to fix a problem. It’s ingrained in us. Heh, it’s even one of the reasons I work in tech. It’s easy to fix a computer and feel that surge of accomplishment.

      The thing is, when we CAN’T fix it, when it has no actual tangible fix, I’d like to learn how to deal with that better. Otherwise I might drift further in my insanity. 😀

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  3. Amanda
    May 21 2013 @ 11:51 am

    I am nursing and my baby was a premature and has little desire to eat. She will be three weeks tomorrow and is still only 7 lbs 1 oz. She was 8 lbs 2 oz when she was born… so I understand. My husband feels helpless as well. I am reading a book called Baby Wise that helps with establishing a eat, wake and sleep periods. I cannot follow it exactly yet. We are having to feed her more often than what it recommends trying to get her weight up. But what I have incorporated has worked really well.

    I too wanted to have 100% natural un-medicated childbirth. Instead I never experienced labor and had an emergency c-section due to pre-eclampsia. Boo!

    Being supportive, encouraging and helpful is about all you can do and it is beyond appreciated. It seems like you are already doing that! I know that this experience has made me feel closer and more loved by my husband since he has helped me so much.

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    • DiscipleGeek
      May 21 2013 @ 12:26 pm

      We used BabyWise with Wayne to great effect, and advise any new parent to give it a read. It helped us a lot with him. Unfortunately Willow has a mind of her own and seems to want to nurse all the time with no chance of establishing the breaks in between. That’s another part of our frustration.

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  4. J. Wahl
    May 21 2013 @ 12:14 pm

    This post brought back a lot of memories of Jack’s infancy. He ate every 40 minutes for the first 4 months, and didn’t sleep fully through the night until FOURTEEN months. Savage. 😉 I remember feeling terrible about the fact that at times I felt as though my baby was trying to kill me (with sleep deprivation). LOL I think that a previous comment has it right: the fact that you care enough about this topic to post a blog about it is probably going a long way to making Christina feel better; at least It would me. You’re a good Man, Charlie Brown! (theater reference +1)

    Roll for initiative,
    J. Wahl

    http://creativepessimisticprocrastinator.blogspot.com/

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  5. DiscipleGeek
    May 21 2013 @ 12:27 pm

    Thanks for all the encouraging replies. It helps!

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