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THe last two days Anna has been confusing me. I thought maybe she got over tired yesterday, but today she has slept a normal amount and is still screaming like she's never screamed before. I held her for three hours while she slept to make sure she got a good nap. She woke up happy, ate a few ounces and started screaming. I can't figure it out. She's never done this. I thought maybe her reflux got worse, but she actually stops crying when we put her down on her back. Right now she's just laying next to me on the bed while I type this, calm as can be. She did this yesterday too. This is very strange to me - why doesn't she want to be held? And why in the world is she screaming all of a sudden? I've checked her temp rectally and it's normal. She's not hurt anywhere. We're feeding her as much as her little belly can possibly handle. I just don't understand.
Glad to know it's not just us. It's just weird that all of a sudden she prefers to be put down. She seems perfectly happy for a little while as long as we're talking to her, so i guess I won't worry. Thanks ladies!
I would say take the little break and let her lay next to you. Ellianna insists on being held 100% of the time. I just have to put her down sometimes (like to go to the bathroom or switch the wash from washer to dryer). She screams at the top of her lungs and turn dark red. If you can place LO down on the bed while folding laundry, etc., it is OK to do so. She is still very much attached to mama - she is just taking an opportunity to explore the world in her way. Worry not - you are still the center (and ends) of her universe
Wow. All of my experience with babies has been that they'd rather be held than not. She is still doing this today. Not every time we hold her, but when she's not hungry or sleepy, she starts getting fussy and eventually just starts yelling. We put her down on the bed with us or sit her up in the boppy and she's great. smiles, coos, etc. It makes me a little sad, but it's great that she's happy doing that.