Saturday, April 11, 2009

bad day

I just ate an entire 8-slice pizza by myself. I've never done that before in my life.
I did that because I hadn't eaten the entire day and by the time 7pm rolled around I thought I would start eating my hands, just like Grace does.

Grace never cried often, from day one. Very rarely does she get to that point. But today she has cried a good part of the day, when not nursing. She just wants to nurse continuously. It's driving me batty. But if I don't feed her, I get crying. I really don't mind feeding her often -- I really don't. I've been feeding her on average every 2 hours from the day she was born. But once in a while one needs to do basic things like eat, wash, brush one's teeth, have a moment to one's self.

I have three theories on why this bad day happened:

1- teething. Everyone keeps dismissing my teething theory, saying she's too young to cut teeth. My mom said that I did at 4 months. It's possible she's having teething pain. There are little white bumps on her lower gums -- even SJ noticed, so they're there.

2 - overtiredness. She didn't nap well today for some reason. I've become not too bad at catching her tired moments and putting her down. Yesterday she had four naps and went to bed by 7:30. That was a good day. Today she had a 45-min nap in the morning and a 1/2 nap in the afternoon. That's all we could manage, despite my efforts.

3 - she just wants to be held by me/nursed all the time today for some reason. When SJ got home this evening I quickly handed her to him and her intense cries escalated into scream cries. Just now she was crying when SJ was changing her diaper, and I walked into the room and she stopped and gave me the biggest smile ever. I walked out, she started crying again.

A day like this really sucks when I've been feeling all lucky about having an "easy" baby that hardly ever cries.

I'd better go and rescue SJ.

1 comment:

Mama Seoul said...

Ian had the white bumos, too. He started teething at 3 months and didn't cut teeth until about 8 months. Don't worry, the teething comes and goes so whether she cuts her first tooth at 4 months or 8 months, you'll see teething reactions on and off (not continuously) from now on for the next two years.

Who is saying she's not teething? Just ignore them.