Saturday, August 4, 2012


Overall, Raccoon is improving, but his growth happens with lots of ups and downs, back and forth, until all of the sudden he takes a leap forward and stays there. Often, just when I think things have taken a turn for the better, he goes backwards. I find these times particularly discouraging, even though I know that "this too shall pass." Sleep is especially dear to me right now, and Raccoon did several days in a row of six hour stretches. Finally, we've arrived! I thought. But then these last few days have been as bad as ever and I'm struggling. I cannot go back to where we were, with Raccoon up 3-6 times a night. Sigh. Have mercy on us, Lord. This has been my prayer for so long now.

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