Bad Day

The child who won’t sleep today, is the queen of mood swings because of it. She has been cycling  between  smiling to screaming mad every 5 minutes ALL-DAY-LONG…She will nurse and fall asleep, and wake up 10 minutes later, smiling and happy, so we would play and cuddle and then I would do something wrong, hold her the wrong way, or sit to still, or anything and she would start crying uncontrollably.
She has been alternating between acting like this and having normal days for a week now..I keep thinking she is teething, but don’t see any bumps on her gums yet. Both Dave and I are having a bit of a rough go of it, mostly because of the little amounts of actual sleep we are getting, He keeps telling her she should try to be a more pleasant child cause no one want’s to be friends with a grump 🙂 here’s hoping all the attachment parenting I am showering her with helps her come out of this a happier child.

I really think if it’s not teething it must be a developmental thing. She is overwhelmed with all the new things she is learning and all the growing she is doing (I swear she grew 2 day inches in two weeks, or so it would seem) that she can’t shut her brain off, and all my tricks are not working, she just doesn’t want to sleep but doesn’t realize that by not sleeping she is making a hot mess of herself. 

I hope and pray she sleeps tonight cause I am home alone all day tomorrow and if I am running on no sleep I might spend all day crying with her.

To make me feel better, here are some super cute pictures I took during a 30 minute window of happiness today while we did some yard work. You can see here in her legs and face how much weight she has packed on in such a short period, likely leading to the crankiness. You would never know in these joyful smiling pictures.
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About mommamaynard

“Life is like riding a bicycle. To keep your balance you must keep moving.” — Albert Einstein. When it feels like your world has been shattered, and you have reached rock bottom, you must make a choice: Stay where you are and fade away, or keep moving forward. Thankfully I chose to move forward and was blessed with the two most wonderful children after the death of my first in early labor. Things are looking up.

Posted on May 16, 2010, in Uncategorized and tagged , , . Bookmark the permalink. 4 Comments.

  1. It is most likely a developmental thing for the exact reasons you stated. Babies’ abililty to process the world around them grows with each day but they seem to have spurts. E will eventually settle down… just in time for another bout of it!

    You can do it mama!

  2. It is most likely a developmental thing for the exact reasons you stated. Babies’ abililty to process the world around them grows with each day but they seem to have spurts. E will eventually settle down… just in time for another bout of it!
    You can do it mama!

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