Originally Posted by birdhappy85
KayPea, what happens at 4 months? Are we talking another growth spurt? Is it the mother of all growth spurts? Please prepare this FTM!
Just get ready for a LOT more sleep deprivation.... there's the 4 month regression, and then teething and a few more regressions, especially around developmental events like pulling up, crawling, walking, etc. Basically, enjoy sleep when you get it because it won't last for long! Sorry! At least we're all in this together, right?!
Okay, so someone tell me that I am not crazy. Or tell me that I am crazy. Either way I just need to vent.
We went to our neighbors' house for a birthday gathering. We LOVE our neighbors- they are like parents to us, and grandparents to our kiddos. We spend a lot of time together. It was the wife's birthday today and I made a special cake and we all got together with some of the other neighborhood households for dessert. Well, one household in particular is a single mom with 2 kids (ages 9 and 12). She didn't come because she was very ill with "the flu"- fever, chills, cold-like symptoms, not the stomach flu. I said "oh I hope that her kids don't come then either because we don't get the flu vaccine and I don't want to risk getting sick or Dylan getting sick." [side note, I got influenza B last February and it was AWFUL. I literally thought I was going to have to be hospitalized. I couldn't get out of bed for a full ten days. I did nothing but sleep, I couldn't even eat.] So, needless to say, it made me really nervous. Then who shows up? Her kids. Hoarse sounding, snotty and wiping their noses on their sleeves (um, gross). They seemed totally unfazed, of course, and were hugging up on everyone and giving kisses, playing with the little kids (Owen included though I tried to buffer that). I almost lost it. Of course I turn to DH and say "I think we ought to just go home, right?" And he agreed completely. We apologized profusely to our neighbor who's birthday it was, and she apologized repeatedly that those kids were there. I was so upset- sad, mad, etc.... I feel bad that we left early but I REALLY don't want to get sick or for D to get sick. I wish we could have spent more time, even though we spend a lot of time with them, I just really wanted to celebrate with them for her birthday. I wanted to enjoy the evening. I am mad that the mom sent her kids over who were visibly some kind of sick and possibly carrying whatever it is that she has. I am just frustrated at the whole situation. And now I feel neurotic, as if I should have just stayed. Ugh.
I'm still upset and generally annoyed. Hmph.