Monday, February 2, 2009

extreme crying

seriously, i think my baby could win this event if we'd put it in the Olympics...

i know i'm probably trying to impose "adult" ideas onto this 90ish day old little person... but, honestly, how hard is it for a little baby to sleep well? i had always thought that babies were supposed to sleep...and sleep a lot. well, my little munchin...she's a sleep FIGHTER, and she's quite a good little fighter...

while, on most mornings, we wake up with a big toothless grin (i LOVE this :)), it's the lack of sleep during the day that's turning my pride and joy into this screaming, sleep-deprived zombie from around 3 PM until she just finally gives up and sleeps... how long does this occur in a given day? a few hours, usually... she's so exhausted...her eyes, red and puffy...sheesh!
but before she gives in...her blood curdling cries and beet-red! i hafta yell, "BREATHE" over her cries...seriously...she doing the "i'" cry...i'm talkin' about a baby who screams even louder when we're trying to make our way home in the afternoon when we have to stop at lights and stop signs.
i've explained...err, YELLED over the crying, "I HAVE TO STOP AT STOP SIGNS AND STOPLIGHTS...IT'S THE LAW...." (me, reasoning with a screaming child?!)

"uhhh, yes, officer...please forgive me for not being a law abiding citizen, but my daughter...she doesn't sleep and gets REALLY really upset when i'm"

and when she does decide to sleep, it's usually all evening, which means she misses feedings or really pushes our feeding schedule out of whack... speaking of...feeding schedule...yah, what's that...? :) and, who says that she has to eat a decent amount when she decides she wants to eat?

so, me, being a working mother, who is trying her hardest to keep this babe on a schedule....i'm failing miserably...or she's resisting... my poor baby... i wish, so badly, that we were like other countries (europe, canada) in that they give their mothers serious maternity leave...

but, i regress... so yah, my daughter will be recieving the gold at the Olympics for extreme crying... :)

i pray this isn't any foreshadowing for the teenage years... :) if it is, please come and visit jail. ;)

i love my daughter so much...and i hope, soon, we can help her find the joys of some good shut eye throughout the day... :)

until then, here are some cute pictures... :)