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Thursdaily and Mom Needs Booze.

Oh, this poor baby! Part of this 3-day fuss we're working on is the changing environment with the new floor and having all the furniture moved out (and not back in yet!), but I think she's working on some kind of communication milestone, too. She has been increasingly frustrated with the limits of her sign vocabulary (a few dozen words now) and you can watch her work through all the ones she remembers before getting discouraged and upset that she can't tell us what she wants - much like she did right before she crawled and walked. And her sleep has been seriously off-schedule. This is the second morning in a row that she's been up three hours early! (Yesterday she had the grace to wait until the alarm had gone off, but no such luck this morning.) Yesterday, I got three 1 hour naps out of her - the last one with extreme reluctance. Today is shaping up similarly - it took 2 tries to get 45 minutes of sleep out of her this morning and she is glass-eyed and sobbing again now. At least I got a shower in today! (Nephew E, you are glad you did not come over today. It's going to be a rough one!) But three short naps (that together make up for the early morning) do not replace her wonderful 2-3 hour afternoon nap in terms of productivity. :(



Also, I have lost the screw for the nosepiece on my glasses. Very uncomfortable! Shall have to try to dig up a replacement screw in the basement when (if!) the baby naps again. One of the problems with the new floor (pictured in part, above!!) is that it's very camouflage-y. I crawled around with a flashlight making shadows out of dust for a while, but couldn't find it.

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jenny_evergreen
Aug. 15th, 2013 07:47 pm (UTC)
Beautiful new floor, SAD BABY! :(
ellenmillion
Aug. 17th, 2013 07:09 am (UTC)
SO sad. (And SO beautiful! I am so happy with it!)
mizkit
Aug. 15th, 2013 08:55 pm (UTC)
oh no! tragic baby is tragic! poor baby! poor mama!
ellenmillion
Aug. 17th, 2013 07:09 am (UTC)
Ain't no one happy if the baby isn't happy!
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browngirl
Aug. 16th, 2013 02:48 am (UTC)
*attempts to email booze*
ellenmillion
Aug. 17th, 2013 07:10 am (UTC)
*licks the computer screen*
ceosanna
Aug. 16th, 2013 12:11 pm (UTC)
She's adorable, even when she's sad and frustrated.

Love the new floor, by the way!
ellenmillion
Aug. 17th, 2013 07:10 am (UTC)
Thank you!! It is *wonderful*. A huge improvement over our peeling painted plywood.
ramurphy
Aug. 16th, 2013 01:33 pm (UTC)
Have you tried (on a day when she wakes up not early) skipping a morning nap and shooting for a lengthy afternoon one? She's getting to that age, I suspect.
ellenmillion
Aug. 17th, 2013 07:11 am (UTC)
Most days that's what we do. *nods* It's worked out well! This week has just been OFF.
raventhourne
Aug. 16th, 2013 09:58 pm (UTC)
its so hard to be a kiddo!

Gorgeous floors.

What other folks said...try skipping the morning nap and only go to afternoon and also check for teeth or growth spurt coming on. Seriously, its a never ending cycle.
ellenmillion
Aug. 17th, 2013 07:15 am (UTC)
It feels like she's working on teeth, yup! I'm suspecting a growth spurt also, though...
padparadscha
Aug. 19th, 2013 04:43 pm (UTC)
Ee hee!--you have the same mothering style as my mom, who would stand and take pictures of us when we were crying. Mom, we're DISTRAUGHT, dangit!
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