When I find a couple minutes here and there, my Instagram account is generally updated on our lives and going ons before the blog is. Feel free to follow along on there if you aren’t already: http://instagram.com/usandhim
Things have been so upside down for us the past two weeks. B is refusing to sleep in her crib. We used to be able to put her down with a bottle around 8, and transfer her into her crib. Now, no matter HOW out she is, the second we lay her in her crib she screams her head off. We have NO idea why. She will sleep in our bed, she will even sleep next to us on the couch, but she won’t sleep in her crib.
So what I’ve done is moved our bed against the wall, and B has been my bed buddy for the past week while Mike has fallen asleep downstairs on the couch watching TV. We don’t have the room for a king bed, and with her and I in our queen there just isn’t enough room for him. We would trade off, but he actually likes being able to fall asleep to the TV, whereas I can’t to save my life. However, as you can imagine, it isn’t the best for our relationship, and I do miss cuddling my man!
I want to take the side off of B’s crib and get her a rail. She can get off of our bed by herself no problem, and her bed is much lower. Then we can gate her bedroom doorway and she will be good to go. Have any of you had success with this? And so early? She is only 13 months.
I’ve contemplated the Montessori style of having just a mattress on the floor and she can come and go as she pleases. But since we are preparing the house to sell, that doesn’t really work for the whole “staging” process, or the appeal of the home to a buyer.
B also doesn’t go down without flip flopping like a fish without water for an hour or two. She doesn’t fall asleep until 9 or 10 now. Out of nowhere she just reverted to this, and it’s been SO hard. I get up with her around 7 or 7:30, and she’s an active, dependant (see: normal) baby until 10pm! SUCH a long day. I have no extra time for anything anymore.
It’s hard on Mike and I. We are both exhausted and/or asleep by the time she falls asleep. I start work at Bell part-time next week and B goes to daycare for the first time, which will be hard on us both. And I am still doing daycare until my kiddos start school again in September! With all the new activity, I’m really praying we can get her back to normal…
In the meantime, I’ll do my best to keep updated here. I made B my focus for the past while, understandably. Especially considering she was also sick and/or teething this week, too. She had a fever of 102 and was miserable. She was very lethargic, slept a LOT, and was super clingy to me. She’s not usually like that unless she’s very sad. Thankfully we were able to keep her fever down with medicine and after 24 hours it subsided entirely. But I was a very scared and unhappy mama trying to care for my sick baby and take away her pain. Not knowing what exactly was wrong was awful.