You know what I can't figure out....why Rease has suddenly become super grumpy. It started on our trip to St. Louis (that stunk so much we decided to pack up at 6 am and come home a day early, I'll save the details for another post). Ever since last Saturday she doesn't want to eat and is super grouchy come bed time. Whenever it is time to eat she acts hungry and then she gets close to me and arches her back and become stiff as a board and just screams. Ugh...I have about come to the end of my rope. 5 days of that is about enough to drive any one insane. If she does decide to nurse she gets in about 3 minutes (5 if I am lucky) and then repeats the stiff as a board tactic. I thought she was being stubborn about nursing because we were having to give her some milk in a bottle with her medicine (for the ear infection she had a couple weeks ago). But the medicine has come and gone and her mood hasn't. :(
Bed time is pretty much the same thing. She is so tired and falls asleep about the minute I pick her up. She used to be a great baby to put to sleep. Feed her, read to her, sing a couple songs lay her down and she would fall asleep in about 3 minutes. Now I lay her down and she stays asleep for about 3 seconds (won't fall asleep on her own) and then decides she has to roll over to her belly and the crying begins. Monday and last night the screaming went on for about 30-40 minutes. Last night she also woke up twice and she usually only wakes up once. Oh wait, she had been sleeping through the night until that darn trip to St. Louis.... So last night she woke up and stayed awake doing the crying when I lay her down routine for about an hour.
I love Rease to death, but right now she is about all I can handle. And yes, I am pretty sure I am just as grumpy. Any advice on what to do to help her break these habits? I don't think it is her teeth bothering her because both of her bottom ones have been in for over a week. Any advice is welcome because I am about to pull my hair out!