When a baby is reaching a developmental milestone, they often struggle sleeping and get a little fussy or moody. Yeah, my daughter takes that to a whole new level. Today, she was crabby after breakfast (her favorite food, bananas!!!) and wouldn't cheer up all day! We played, we nursed, we walked, we sang, we nursed, we showered, we played with the dogs, we nursed, we went to the mall, we nursed, we refused to eat dinner, we got ready for bed, we nursed, we went to bed, we woke up 45 minutes later, we nursed, we finally went to bed. WTF???
I read in the Sleep Easy Solution that, when a baby becomes increasingly mobile they need more snuggle time. I'm blaming Emma's crawling and crazy desire to pull to standing every chance she got today on her being a Crabby Pants and wanting to nurse every 30 minutes all.day.long. I know from experience that my boobs will forgive me but I'm pretty burnt out all over after our day today.
It's on days like today that I have to remember that nothing matters but keeping her healthy, safe, and as happy as possible. The chores can wait. Dinner can easily be frozen pizza (again). I'll just keep in mind that my daughter is darling and her fussiness is not her fault (nor is it mine for that matter). Then, I look at pictures of her at her cutest...
And all is well. I'm confident tomorrow will be easier... it just has to be!!!