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Thank You For the Advice

By Lauren Hartmann |

Thankful for your kind words.

This weekend I blogged about the sleep regression that has been going on in our house for the past week.  I was feeling at my wits end that morning as I wrote, desperate for any kind of help, but mostly just venting my frustrations concerning the sleepless little being I live with.

I didn’t really expect much of a response, because I know that I am definitely not the first mom to have ever gone through this, but the outpouring of sleep suggestions and encouraging words in the comment section here as well as through Facebook, Twitter, text messages and even my Instagram feed was so wonderful.

You guys are the greatest and I just wanted to say:  Thank you.

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I am so grateful to be a part of such a wonderful community of mama friends and strangers who are so supportive and make this journey of parenthood feel a lot less intimidating.  I know that I am lucky to have a great husband a family that lives close by, but there’s just something about sharing life, the joys and struggles, with other mamas who are going through it that cannot compare even if I may not know these mamas in real life.

Thank you for sharing my journey with me lovely readers.  You mean so much more than you probably realize.

I may still be tired, but at least I can rest in the fact that I’m not alone.


•Lauren Hartmann is the founder of The Little Things We Do, a blog about life and adventures in Portland Oregon. Follow her on Twitter and Facebook, or catch up on all of her posts here on Babble.

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Lauren Hartmann

Lauren Hartmann is a wife, wardrobe stylist, and mama living in Portland, Oregon. She writes about her adventures in motherhood on Babble's Baby Channel. You can also find her blogging at The Little Things We Do or obsessively partaking in social media. Read bio and latest posts → Read Lauren's latest posts →

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  1. Erin says:

    I decided to start the Healthy Sleep Habits, Healthy Child plan for sleeping through the night last night after a particularly nasty sleep regression at 9 months. I am tired this morning, but happy because even though she cried, I didn’t go in and comfort. The first hour was horrible, but I’m hoping that tonight will be better. If nothing else, I feel like I’m in control now, have a plan and feel sympathy instead of anger/frustration towards my child. Good luck to you!

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