the teething chronicles

Happy Fun Baby’s mouth continues to be invaded by what can only be described as teeth. Don’t get me wrong: they’re cute. There’s something inherently endearing about a big, wide-mouthed, three-toothed grin.

But the teething process is obviously painful, and my usually cheerful and pleasant baby has been replaced by a cranky, temperamental, wailing creature who doesn’t want to be put down, ever. I can only assume this is a temporary change.

Today is incrementally better. Ellison is playing “catch that tail” with the cat, who apparently was not consulted beforehand and has serious reservations about the suitability of this game.

We actually got somee sleep last night, which was a novel change. I don’t do well with fractured sleep. Pre-baby, I used to require 8-10 hours a night in order to feel rested; now I’m lucky if I get 6 or 7, and those are broken into bite-sized sections. It’s bad enough when everything is going well and he only wakes up once to nurse. When he’s sick or teething or having a growth spurt or conspiring against me or whatever, it’s hell. But a nice sort of hell! Not the sort that means I need to get a job! ::paranoid::

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  1. Just getting caught up with you and your toothy man. That picture is awesome…he looks so proud of his 3 beauties! Sorry about the sucky day that I hope feels a bit like a distant memory. I wonder how much is PPD and how much is just basic sleep deprivation. I know that makes me feel like I can’t handle a damn thing. You are doing so much…way more than a full-time job. I don’t feel like I could accomplish a tenth of what you are doing everyday. Some days you just need to do the minimum necessary to get by and call it good. Tomorrow’s another day. And I join the chorus in proclaiming you an excellent, loving, and fun Mom!


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