To go from a wonderful sleeper from literally day one, to a little one who does not fall asleep unless you hold her has been hard. I’ve given in so many nights and put her in the bed with us where she sleeps peacefully (and quietly!). I regret it the next night when we lay her down asleep and she goes to screaming.
At 6 months old, I think it’s time to kick the habit she picked up at about 4 or 5 months. I love my daughter with all my heart but, I feel like it’s time for her to sleep in her own bed.
I know she’s exhausted and when you hold her she falls instantly asleep. We’ve established a good bedtime routine for our family but, my little hellion isn’t giving up on sleeping with Mommy and Daddy.
We’ll get this sleep thing back on track eventually.
Day 2 of a very ill Briley.
Yesterday, she was in such a bad mood. She screamed, cried, and whined from wake till sleep, save MAYBE two hours. It was rough. Nothing was soothing her. Not a bottle (which I NEVER give unless it’s time for her to eat. This is how desperate I was.), not a paci, not talking to her, or playing with her, not a nap, not baby food, nor gas medicine, or even play-time. She was not in the mood for any non-sense yesterday. My usually happy, smiling, giggly baby, was a small, red, screaming monster!
Today wasn’t as bad really. She’s been a good mood for a majority of the day but, she has had spurts of random screaming. I’m pretty sure she is teething but, I can’t tell for sure because she will not open her mouth wide enough for me to really see anything. We did try a bit of Tylenol last night and some orajel when bed time rolled around. She’s not sleeping well at all so, she was up and down all night last night. We’ll have to see about tonight. She tosses and whines during her naps which is another thing that leads me to believe she is teething.
Even though it’s been a weird two days for my girl, I’m proud (but late since she’s been doing this for awhile.) to say my baby girl says,”Mama.Dada.Baba.” She squeals just to hear her own voice. She sits up on her own with minimal ‘round butt problems’. Laughs at everything. Rolls all over the place. Tries super hard to crawl.(She’s still rocking but, tries to put her limbs in motion.)Plus she’s really starting to enjoy bath time more now that I’m allowing her to sit up in there.
Briley’s smile lights up my whole world.
I especially love when she’s sitting on the floor playing and looks up with the biggest smile on her face ever.
Love that little girl!
P.S. In addition to saying MaMa now, she’s also saying Dada!
FYI… a blow dryer works wonders on big paint projects.
I’m repainting my daughter’s crib and instead of painting, then letting it dry for an hour or more, I just use the blow dryer.
Go innovative Mommy!
Between school work and Briley, I have like no time to do anything else what so ever.Then, I here on the news today that gas is suppose to jump back up to like $4 a gallon!W.T.F!!!That’s a shit load of money I’m going to spend driving back and fourth to Albany that I don’t have.-Sigh-