Thursday, January 22, 2009

Okay, REALLY I hate teething.

Just when I thought we were out of teething hell, we entered it again. For the past 3-4 nights (can't specifically remember- they all run together..) Maeve has woken up around 3:30-4 and has screamed/cried until 6 when we will finally get up and eat breakfast. We've been told to throw out the bottles completely, so last time when she was cutting teeth and would wake up howling in the middle of the night, a nice warm bottle would get her back to bed. But now, we literally just lay there and listen to it. We take turns getting up, holding her, rocking her, readjusting covers, stuff like that, but what more can ya do??? I KNOW she wants a bottle, but I feel like we've come pretty far in that department (she is only getting her nighttime bottle now...) and I don't want to go backwards. We've tried taking her out of her crib and into our bed and she just plays, so that's a no go. Other than giving her motrin and comforting her, I'm just kind of at a loss as to what to do...

So this morning... I am dead tired. I don't feel good at all- and I know its from not sleeping for 3 hours last night. My throat hurts, my head hurts and the last thing I want to do (this is total honesty for y'all) is spend the day chasing after Maeve. I wish I could explain to her "Maeve you were up for 3 hours last night, why don't we both just take a nice nap this morning?" HAHAHA. Yeah right... in a matter of minutes the house will be destroyed and I will be at Maeves mercy :)


Russ and Karen Gaston said...

So sorry Maeve is teething...isn't it horrible?! If it makes you feel any better, I was up all last night with Benn too. LOL. Aghhh, some day we're going to miss holding the little angels in our arms and wish they wanted to snuggle with us at 3am. BUT for now, I long for a solid 8 hours of sleep.

See you on Saturday. I think I'm judging bars with Doris, but maybe we can squeeze a quick chat in sometime. :)

Ashley said...

yeah I am excited about Sat. Momma needs her some MONEY!

Okay I remember the newborn days where maeve would snuggle with me at 3 and I looooooved it. NOW she wants to play! Its like heck no kid! its either you snuggle and sleep with me or back to your bed :) is that harsh???

I really wanna know what else I can do besides give her some tylenol, motrin, change her diaper, and tuck her back in... no bottles allowed... so what else do you do???