Over 40 mama — Adventures in poop, patience, and first-time parenthood

Boy do I hate “cry it out.”
February 17, 2009, 2:24 pm
Filed under: guilt, insanity, notes to self, sleep

February 7, 2009, 7:48 am
Filed under: insanity, milestones

Thanks to some great sleuth work by mama pajama, we’re pretty sure mz bean is teething.  That would explain the tenfold increase in stratospheric screaming, her inability to get to sleep, AND *ta-da* the glistening poo-poos.  Somewhere, ages ago, I remember reading that the copious amounts of saliva generated whilst teething can really change the viscosity of poo-poo.  Isn’t that awesome? Well, not for the kid, really. But it’s awesome that someone figured that out.

‘Course her sleep schedule – the precious couple o’ weeks of 8 continuous hours – is now kaput.

February 5, 2009, 8:18 pm
Filed under: insanity, sleep

Something very strange happened today.  Our little heroine had a super-sized freakout, for no apparent reason.  She is in this major growth spurt – nearly standing, scooching all over tarnation, clapping, putting things IN boxes rather than dumping them all over.  She is also perhaps not coincidently getting totally impatient with everything.  Wants to sit – no stand – no tip over the garbage can – no sit. Lather, rinse, repeat.  She has these insanely sweeping mood swings, wherein she’ll be totally giggly and suddenly – WHAM – she’s a pterodactyl mawing and screeching and yowling at the top of her lungs.  

She screeched  through her afternoon nap today and laid some of the most immense, glistening poopoos I’ve ever seen. (Including one IN the bathtub, that C had to fish out manually.)

I have no idea what happened, but she’s sleeping like a bab  er, uh, log for now. I feel like I’ve been hit by a bus.