If there’s one saying that you’ll hear time and again as a parent, it’s ‘this too shall pass’. I’d never heard it before having Ella, and now hear it ALL THE TIME!!!
It’s become a bit of a parenting mantra during the tough times. Yes, this is hard, but it won’t last forever, kind of thinking. And it’s a saying that has gone through my head nearly every day since Sienna was born.
It started with the constant feeding, which is nothing short of exhausting. It did pass though, and when I think about Sienna’s feeding pattern now, most days she’ll go 2.5-3 hours between feeds. And the days of a feed taking at least half an hour are gone too. She’s become a much more proficient feeder, and is done in around ten to fifteen minutes. The result is that breastfeeding has become so much easier. This has happened in the blink of an eye! One day I’m stuck to the sofa, with only mini breaks between feeds, the next we have some sort of routine emerging. And I’d barely noticed it happening.