The trials of motherhood

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Early this morning I woke up with a teary eye. I couldn't explain what happened to my right eye because I slept with no pain or any itchy eyes. I woke up and realized that I was tearing up and I couldn't sleep anymore. This was around 1 am in the morning. I went into the bathroom to wash my face hoping that it would stop but it didn't.

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I came back to the room and prayed to feel better. As I didn't know what else to do at that moment. It was as if some sand particles were inside my eye. The more I blinked, the more tears ran down my cheek. Few minutes later, my baby woke up to latch. I had no choice than to feed her. She fed for some minutes and didn't want to go back to sleep. My husband tried to carry her so I can get some sleep but she didn't want him to carry her. She wanted to be in my arms.

I was not comfortable with that but then, it was still late in the night and I didn't want her to cry so much. So I carried her whilst she slept on my body. I couldn't sleep too. My husband asked me to go dip my face into a bowl of water making sure that I opened my eyes very well for the water to enter into it. Since my baby didn't want him to carry her, I carried her and did as he suggested. I felt a little bit better. I stopped tearing up but I could still feel the particles.

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I decided to check google for a solution. I did and saw the same therapy my husband suggested but with cold water instead. Thankfully, my baby let her dad carry her this time. I used the cold water therapy and immediately, I got relieved and didn't feel those sandy particles anymore. I was super glad. But another problem was that I couldn't sleep anymore. I was awake till 5 am. When I finally started feeling sleepy, my baby woke up. This time she was fully awake and was up playing. I couldn't sleep anymore.

As if she knew what she was doing, she wanted me to play with her. I felt so bad because I so desired the sleep badly. But there was nothing I could do at that moment. My girl wanted me,I had to be there for her. But on a second thought, why did it look like she knew what she was doing? Like she is deliberately doing this stuff to me.

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Motherhood is not a joke. I haven't slept till now because she just naps for 15 minutes and that's it. Does anyone have a solution to make her sleep for long this night so I can rest? I am having a bad headache and I know it is because I haven't slept well too. I need this sleep badly right now. I will be glad to hear from you all.

Thank you for reading and sharing some useful tips too.

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Not a mom yet but I have cared for more babies than I can count,

When my twin baby nieces and nephew can’t sleep, in the evening my mom would give them a good massage while bathing them, with hot water suitable for them, she makes sure to press their body and release those muscles well,
After wards I would give them a good massage with coconut oil, i massage their bodies so well, all their little joints and all,

Their mum would now fed them well,
Omo that night, we all sleep well, cox they too would sleep so well,

So yea massage helps.

Kpele momma , you are doing great

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I tried it this evening. I was scared of massaging her hard so I don't break her tiny bones. Well she has slept already.

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Yippy
Lol
Well it’s normal you will be scared since na you dey do am
If your mum did it she might apply the right pressure but at the end of the day

Am happy it worked for you

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She is still sleeping as we speak... My God is a miracle worker

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