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I am very lucky and have a wonderful baby girl who is usually a champion sleeper. Putting her down for the night is a relatively elaborate ritual that includes a hearty dinner, some light playing, a warm bath and several books. We nurse then, and I lay her down in the crib. About half the time, that's the end of the story. Sometimes there are complaints. Now that she's realized she can stand up in the crib (and chew on the top rail), I sometimes have to go lay her down a time or two. After four or five times of laying her down unsuccessfully, I often let her play a little longer until I catch a yawn or eye-rub, and then we nurse again and she's almost always asleep immediately.

Not so last night.

I'm not sure if she was overtired, or had some other complaint (she was drooling like mad, but teething gel didn't seem to make a difference), but we were up for HOURS and HOURS with wailing and wailing. Towards the end, even holding her didn't calm her (it almost always does), and we ended up pacing around in the dark downstairs while she waffled between sniffles and sobs, both of which were a big improvement on the shrieking. She's a big, heavy girl to be hauling around for that long, and it's so hard listening to her suffer.

So, I was unexpectedly awake for the start of our Bonus Anniversary Sketch Fest Event! http://www.ellenmilliongraphics.com/sketchfest/sketchfestprompters.php

We're doing a 24 hour jam, midnight to midnight, to celebrate 3 years of Sketch Fest. That will be most of my day, I think, though I also need to print taxes and do laundry.

This weekend was a four-day weekend, due to Jake taking Friday off and Seward's Day being on Monday. (The purchase of Alaska from the Russians is known as Seward's Folly.) We accomplished a handful of minor tasks, I went tabletop gaming on Sunday (and did some artwork), I wrote a poem for Muse Fusion, and went for long walks with Norway each day. I could probably make that sound more interesting than it is, but oof... tired. Going to try to sketch now. And then maybe nap.


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Mar. 26th, 2013 09:22 pm (UTC)
Poor wee babe! Poor mommy! I hope you got a nap today.
Mar. 26th, 2013 10:20 pm (UTC)
It could be growing pains that makes her all upset for seemingly no reason. I can still remember how painful my growing pains were when I was around 4 or 5, I would cry for hours and beg my mom to cut my legs off. What a rough night for both of you, I hope you both get some rest today
Jenny Heidewald
Mar. 26th, 2013 11:05 pm (UTC)
Awww, poor Elsa, and you! That is the worst thing, not being able to alleviate someone's suffering. *HUGS*
Mar. 27th, 2013 12:47 am (UTC)
I can't get the site to load :(
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