Monday, March 13, 2006

Finally...the TEETH!

Miss K has refused to let me take a picture of her teeth. I caught her laughing this evening and snapped a picture. Then I cropped it and zoomed in on the teeth. Now the grandparents will finally be able to see the the teeth. I think she is getting her top two teeth now.

Today was a rough day. I am not a "cry it out"mommy in any way. I just can't do it. Well, that changed today. She was so fussy and didn't want to be held. Didn't want to play in her exersaucer. Didn't want to lay down. Didn't want to play on the floor. I changed her diaper and put her in her bed and she screamed. She screamed for at least 30 minutes. She was so tired, but she didn't want to sleep. So, she screamed and I sat on the sofa and cried. She slept for 3 hours. She woke up in a happy mood. I know she won't remember any of this, but I know that I will. This mommy job is the hardest thing I have ever had to do!


Sherri said...

love the arm rolls, just like the michelin baby....hayden was like that too, enjoy them, eventually they go away! :o)

TracieClaiborne said...

Okay can't help but also comment on the arm rolls!! Too cute!

Hollye, I have never had to let Caroline cry like that but you know what - you did what you had to do to get by and get her to sleep. Don't beat yourself up about it. She'll live and won't remember it. Now if she did that every day - I'd worry. LOL We've started getting Caroline to bed on a regular time and the first two nights she cried and screamed "MOMMY! MOMMY! I need you!" and it killed me but then after that she conked out immediately at bedtime and never a peep.

So sometimes they just have to learn that their crying is not going to get a response. Maybe she was so tired she couldn't help herself. Hey - sometimes even I can't help but cry!

Love you sweetie!!!! Hang in there!

TracieClaiborne said...

Okay did I just say I'd never let Caroline cry and then tell how I let her cry? Dude - I'm on drugs or something! I meant when she was little the first time. LOL!

Jann said...

Love those teeth -- just think what she is going to get to start enjoying soon -- stuff she can BITE into! WOW -- that is awesome!

Glad about the "woke up happy" part -- sorry you had to go through that -- but it sounds like it was totally the right thing. You are right -- it is hard being a Mommy -- you are facing as many new experiences as she is -- and you are also burdened with trying to make right decisions in the MOMENT. That can be pretty scary. Know that I will pray for you...peace (and perhaps a little quiet from Miss K).

Love ya girl....