Monday, August 3, 2009

Moment in Motherhood

Miss Ali has been having a helkova time lately! I mean she's doing alright during the day: being her normal cheerful self (except for this evening, but I'll get to that later). But the nights are killing us! She has woken up between 12am-2am for the past TWO WEEKS STRAIGHT. The routine goes like this: she wakes up crying, I go put her binkie back in, give her the ball she sleeps with, and rub her back. That never works- so I pick her up and bring her to bed with us, where she sleeps great until around 5am, then proceeds to rassle around in her sleep until around 6:15. I'm reeeeeeaaaaaallllly hoping it's her teeth, and that I haven't nurtured a horrible habit of hers.
And here's another thing that baffled me about my girl. This afternoon, KK and I went to a movie, and my neighbor/friend watched Ali. She has a little boy that is 2 weeks older than Ali so we hang out quite a bit- we do a babysitting exchange so it works out great. Anyway, when we got home, T told us that Ali was great and no meltdowns, yadda yadda. Well after T and her son walk out the door, literally, Ali has a ginormous meltdown. This meltdown lasts through a graham cracker, through her bath, and right up until KK put her down for bed. It was crazy! And made me so frustrated that she was so unhappy with her parents being back home... or I'm hoping that she was just winding down from playing hard with her buddy for 2.5 hours straight.. it was so not Ali and so hard on me.
All I know is, this motherhood thing totally throws me for a loop sometimes... and I just hope I'm doing it all right and my daughter turns out normal and happy! As for now, I've got a cold brew staring me down...

3 comments:

kimca01 said...

Sounds like she was trying to tell you she was mad that you left. That used to happen with Morgan when he first started daycare - he'd be fine and when we'd go to pick him up, he'd start crying. The caregivers told us that sometimes they just have a delayed reaction and it's like "Oh yeah, now that you are home, I remember that I'm mad that you left!" Totally normal!

Gemini said...

You are doing a great job! It is the most rewarding, difficult job in the world!

Alexa said...

Aww, I feel for ya! Blair was not himself when he was getting his teeth. It was easily the worst time for us. He was so grumpy and he would set off in a tantrum at the drop of a hat.

You're doing a great job and are a WONDERFUL mommy. Just over that fact that you care enough to worry about her well being says everything. You are doing great!

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