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I'm just plain exhausted. The past week Presley has been VERY difficult. She has 2 top teeth coming in and I think she might be going through the 6 month growth spurt, so she is fussy, fussy, fussy. She does not want me to put her down...period...no negotiating there! If I do, she immediately starts to cry. The jumper, the swing, the exersaucer, the activity mat....all scary and evil now.
And it isn't enough to just be held, she wants me to walk her 20 lb little butt around with me everywhere I go. I can't even go to the bathroom without taking her. My back is killing me! I thought I would get a break today, but DH is sick, so nw I'm tending to both of them! I took her out tonight, b/c she LOVES going out and interacting with people and I thought it would make her happy and give my arms a break.
No such luck! I ended up having to carry her around Once Upon a Child for an hour and then, at Babies R Us, she refused to sit in the cart, so I had to carry her around there for another hour. Of course, as long as I'm holding her, all is well. She will be choking through tears, but the second that I pick her up, she smiles and flails her arms & hugs me.
Don't get me wrong, I LOVE it that she loves me and DH so much. But I'm soooooooooo tired! Please tell me she is acting this way b/c of the teeth and/or growth spurt and that this phase will pass!
I think you just typed exactly how my day went today--minus--DH is feeling fine and has been able to help. Still hard though 'cause he took the other 2 to the movies, and Preston was hard! Nothing made him happy today, and we tried everything...I think his 2nd bottom tooth is coming in, other than that I'm confused...He's normally such an easy and happy baby. I hope our babies are happier tomorrow!! GL!
Ana has been like that since 5 months, according to just about everybody (including her pedi) this is the "separation anxiety" which is normal between 6-9 months. She peaked about 3 weeks ago, it was 24 hour baby toting!, she wouldnt let anybody else hold her, or even look at her, she would cry a pitiful cry and huge tears. Especially when I left her. Now she can follow me crawling if she wants to, and it seems to be getting easier again, I can pee without an audience! and she waves and smiles at strangers again!
I hope this passes before we go to England!
I'd say it was separation anxiety except that she LOVES strangers. She is such a flirt and will go to anyone that smiles at and talks to her. As long as she is being held, she is fine. She is such a sweet cuddly little thing (although very squirmy). Oh, and did I mention that she is waking up at 4:00 crying for a bottle? Then crying for another at 7:00? She used to sleep from 10:00 pm - 9:00am and wake up with a smile on her face. Not anymore! Sigh...
Hang in there! It will eventually end. I'm not sure when, as I'm STILL waiting for Jacob's to pass. I keep telling myself that Mariah is 14 and sleeping through the night and not being held everywhere we go. So, eventually it WILL end.
I totally feel you as this has been Aiden this week too. I even put a post up about it yesterday wondering what to do as I am worried that this isn't a phase and therefore I am in trouble when this baby comes but from the advice I have read from the other ladies it sounds like it is seperation anxiety combined with teething etc so as hard as it is this shall pass - I hope! Hang in there.