Saturday, August 16, 2008

Growing pains

Elizabeth went through a growth spurt this week, and she found it a less than pleasant experience. I gather, from reading baby books and hearing anecdotes from other parents, that babies fuss a lot during growth spurts, and Elizabeth certainly proved that true! We had a couple of days when we just couldn't put her down; she cried inconsolably if we did. Both of us felt so badly for her -- it's rough to see your child sobbing and not be able to comfort her, no matter how hard you try.

It's probably a good lesson about parenting, though. You'll never be able to give your child a perfect world or provide insulation against all painful experiences, but you can always give loving arms and suffer through it with him or her.

We'll update with more pictures soon!

1 comment:

Mandy said...

I think, for me, this has been the hardest thing to console, no amount of rubbing, holding, etc helps ... but at least they know they are loved and safe ... and at least we know they are growing and thriving:)

the professional pics you had taken are beautiful by the way!!!!