The rain has finally stopped and 80 degree weather has become a normal thing here in Jelli's World.... we are enjoying the sunshine with plenty of walks, trips to the park, and just plan old fun in the sun out in the back yard. Ali is OBSESSED with swinging, or wingin, as she calls it. So much that we hung one of those little toddler swings from the back porch. We have also been working diligently on our back and front yard- and I am proud to say that our house looks awesome and beautiful as I always dreamed it could!
Avery, however, has become a fussy baby. The girl just loves to be held. She cannot get enough! In fact, I am in shock at this moment because she is sleeping in her crib and is not crying to be held. I do not think it is colic or an issue with her formula... she does however have a hard time pooping- not sure if the two are connected... but anyway- Avery will cry and fuss and the minute we pick her up, she will settle back down. I have tried letting her cry for awhile to see if she can calm herself down, but that causes an entirely separate bout of her crying- last time I did that she cried for about 45 minutes AFTER I picked her up; so definitely not going to do that again! I remember Ali was the same- I guess my girls are just cuddle bugs- but I don't remember Ali being this bad; maybe because with Ali I didn't have a 22 month old to chase around too?
Anyway, I am struggling with it a little bit: I do love my baby and I love to hold her- but I am also a busy person by nature and I always have something on my list to do around the house or outside- and holding a baby all.day.long is a hard adjustment for me. I do love me some moby wrap- it is saving my life with this fussy baby! But even that gets old after a couple of hours.
My mom gave me some good advice: I just have to resolve myself to the fact that probably for the next 4 weeks or so, I will have to give up my daily life's desires and just hold my baby. It's my job as a mom, and as much as it sucks, it's what I have to do because I love her so much. And I'm OK with that. It does suck, but it's the sacrifice I have to make.
And this little girl better never forget it! Cause you know I'm going to tease her with it and hold it over her head for the rest of her life! :)