Friday, October 23, 2009

Even my fingernails are tired

I guess these things must come in cycles? I was so UP earlier this week, but we must be in a down one today. Weather dashed our plans to walk around the lake this morning and Edie has just been grumped up these last few days off and on. Very unpredictable. Half the day she'll be an angel and then some magical time that's different every day will hit and watch out. The only thing we can find that stops the chaos is carrying her waist height, facing out so that she's in a sitting position with her legs dangling and her back pressed up against your chest. We have to walk around with her like this and she just stares and stares, but the second we stop walking or try to change positions? Oh the crying. And the back arching. And the yelling.

I'm currently sitting at the computer taking a mental health break with the head phones on as loud as they come, listening to old skool emo songs by the Indigo Girls so that I can't hear what's going on in the nursery with Jeff and Edie. I'm pretty sure it involves radio static, but that's all I can handle knowing at this moment. Oh, and the lovely stretches of 7 hour sleeps we were getting for a while there? Out the window. We are back to 3-5 hour sleeps and the cut back is cutting into my ability to laugh it off when she's wailing.

Maurice has the right idea:


Betsey said...

Man, I'm SO jealous of Maurice right now! Maybe it's another "chaos before progress" spurt - and it's super bad because she's going to do something crazy like decide to crawl at 2 months and skip past rolling over completely. I do hope you get some rest and good days ahead.

Tib said...

Hang in there. I would agree with Betsey, it's probably a "chaos before progress" thing. maybe even a tooth (I know it's early, but its possible).

Kathleen said...

Hang in there! She'll probably snap out of it right when you're going to snap. She's surely on the verge of some new and exciting trick.

Lindsey said...

When Marina is particularly fussy and I am particularly frustrated, I remind myself that it won't be like this for long. (Truth be told, I think of the Darius Rucker song "It Won't Be Like This For Long" and then my heart breaks and I don't care one bit if I am up all night. Yes, Darius Rucker of Hootie and the Blowfish fame.) I know that it is really difficult to be low on sleep and have these periods of extreme fuss but Edie and Marina will only be this age for so long and then it's gone. That's what helps me get through the rough patches.