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Friday, May 22, 2009

A Bad Day


Yesterday my poor husband received a call from a tired, worn out, frantic and hysterical wife. The conversation went something like this (if he could make it out through the sobs):

"I'm tired. He won't stop crying. He has cried for an hour and a half. I have tried EVERYTHING. He doesn't want to sleep in his crib. I don't think I can do this anymore. I am going to stop nursing and I wanna go back to work."
Of course, that conversation was preluded by an afternoon of screaming and a night prior with no more than an hour of consecutive sleep. All because we want him to sleep in THIS now . . .

And 0f course, today is a better day. :)

I don't think I will quit nursing and I love being at home with him.
Being a mother is not for the faint of heart.

6 comments:

Kevin and Natali McKee said...

Oh it sure isn't :) My boys had a fussier time. Age helps but there were times when nothing was helping and I had to just set him down and go in the bathroom and turn on the fan to block out the noise and recollect myself so I could handle some more of the crying. I am glad today is better :)

Malia said...

I'm sorry Lindsay! I seriously think lack of sleep makes EVERYTHING seem impossible. I wish I were there to give you a break - I really do. I would be there in a minute. Hang in there - like everything else, this too will get better. Who the heck would've figured a CRIB would cause so much drama. I feel for you! Love you.

The Strand Family said...

Girl...been there, done that! EVERY mom has been there! Don't feel bad, we've all had days like that. "And this too shall pass..." I'm sorry. I'm so glad that you're feeling better.

Tab and Tad said...

Let me tell ya. It has been a long time since I had a day with a screming un soothable baby. Today I watched my nephew so mom and dad could have a break. He cried all day. I feel your pain and want to prey for all moms that the baby will be happy. Good Luck Linday. Tabitha

Teresa, Brandon and Xander said...

oh girl....my poor husband has been getting those calls for 5 weeks now! and he has used all his paid time off! It is so hard huh?? Both of my babies are/were SO fussy....I still don't know how to deal with it...

The Lyman Family said...

I know that I have had many days like that when you don't know if you can go on. However, with love, patience and prayer I have been able to make it through. Those times are definitely not easy but they teach us something even if it is only that we are strong and need to have faith that we can make it through. I am glad things are going better with him sleeping in his crib for you! :)