Thursday, July 31, 2008

sleep regression

I'm a believer.

It's like something happened at eight months to. the. day. and Birdie can no longer nap easily and is waking a bunch in the night and earrrrrrrly in the morning (when mommy does not function well) and is having trouble putting herself back to sleep.

Of course in the last two weeks, she has cut FOUR! MORE teeth (bringing the total to SIX, the first two came together and the last four! came together.)  She has also learned to get into the sitting position from her belly, sit on her knees, use my body for a climbing wall*, and best of all - pull herself into a standing position.  She is constantly trying to stand up now.  I found her in her crib more than once now crying, holding the rail as though she's gotten up but does not know how to get down.  Very tragic.

All of which is to say that it's perfectly understandable that her poor little brain is too wired to sleep properly.  Not that it helps me any.  Especially when she's saying "mummmummmamummmamamumma" repeatedly because that's all she knows how to say (sorry, daddy.)  

*and omg, does it ever hurttt when she climbs me using my hair or breasts as handles to pull up with.  oh, and the time she pulled up and bit my nipple?  i cried.  so did she.

Wednesday, July 30, 2008

wardrobe "choice"

for birdie:  pink blanket

for mommy: bath towel, baby in ergo

at least the screaming stopped.

Friday, July 04, 2008

you can file this in the "details they leave out" section

sheesh. (oh, and I hate the word "period" but I also hate "AF"

I knew that the first period after baby (not counting pp bleeding) could be rough.  But no one told me that the second could be crazy.  As in, five weeks after I got my period back, I got another period followed by two weeks of normalcy, and then constant spotting, then bleeding, then a day break, then bleeding, and spotting that went on for days weeks now and is generally pissing me off.  Oh, and there are also days of random painful cramping not necessarily associated with anything else.  

I asked my BFF what it was like for her (my dear fertile friend is on baby #4, pg #6) and she said that the longest she's ever had bleeding, not counting pp, was six weeks.  SIX freakin' weeks?  Say it ain't so.

I saw my OB when I was on day two of spotting so I wasn't especially bothered then.  He did say that because I'm still breastfeeding (all the damn time,) things just may be wonky for a while.

I told my mom and she said, "yeah... sorry..."  That about sums it up.