Need to come back, because there was stuff today I wanted to respond to, but yes the day got better! Thanks mamas. She shrieked in her crib for almost ten minutes (Seriously?!!! Where does she get this from?) and then finally quieted a bit, so as soon as she did, I went in and grabbed her, and we snuggled and nursed again, and she fell asleep for a nap. I just -cannot- nurse her when she's trying to shriek in my ear. It makes me skin crawl, and i refuse to nurse angry. Anywho, she slept for like 45 minutes and then woke up, tried to crawl off the edge of the bed, so I put her down, and she started shrieking again!! Seriously.
She pretty much cried/fussed off and on from then (about 10am) until 2pm when I put her down for another nap. I know it's teething and she's feeling off, but it's just ridiculous. She doesn't want to do anything. Won't eat anything. Won't let me snuggle her or play with her, or read to her. She just wants to hit me and tug on me, and cry. But then when I reach down to pick her up, she flips out at me. So trying! And the bath was a fanastic idea, but I needed to clean it before we could get into it (it was really that bad lol), so I cleaned it, but then it was time for her nap, so no dice. And I wanted to go out, but I felt so sleep deprived and sick (most likely from not sleeping/eating), that I knew getting dressed and driving somewhere at that moment was not a smart idea.
Anyways, the point was, I got her down for her second nap, she slept for an hour, and then woke up wide awake, and actually went to go "play", which consisted of me lying in bed feeling like death, and her bringing me random "toys" (ie non-toy random objects) to play with. Then Rob got home, and I handed her to him, and he made supper with her while I had an hour long bubble bath and did some reading. Bath and alone time = sane mama again. Came out of the tub, snuggled Tenley, and then put her into the tub for 20 minutes while dinner finished. Then She proceeded to throw all her dinner on the floor again, which sucks because we specifically made pasta because hse loves it and usually eats a ton, and we knew she was hungry. But alas, dinner on floor. Then after dinner I bundled her up and we went and did a leisurely grocery shopping trip to get out for a bit and also give Rob some alone time at home, since he gave me alone bath time. And then we came home, she ate some yogurt, and nursed to sleep. Hopefully she'll sleep well tonight. She needs it so much!
She's on such a sleep deficit right now. She goes to bed around 745-8pm, and then usually wakes up every 2.5-3 hours until about 5am. And then from 5am until 730ish, she nurses every 20-30 minutes until I finally give up and get out of bed. During the day she has two naps for usually a total of about 2 hours. But the last couple nights, she's been up and whining to leave the bed by like 630am. Last night she didn't sleep until after 9pm, and then was up from 530 onwards. Got out of bed just after 6, because even with nursing, she was -not- going back to bed. It's crazy. I'm adding it up and going ok... so you've had like 10 hours of sleep? And that's not taking out the time during the night she spends awake. It's crazy. IIRC, around this age they need around 14 hours, don't they? Too lazy to go get the book and check. Anyways, it's obvious she's in a sleep deficit, just like you were tlaking about with Ava, Lauri. It's just easier said than doen to fix it!!
On the good side though- Rob put her to sleep last night since I was at work. He fought from 8-9 to get her down, and then from 9-11 she was sleeping very lightly and/or up every 20 minutes or so. She finally settled at about 11, and I got home at 1130. I was pretty tired, and so was DH, so we're not 100% sure, but I don't think she woke up until that 530am wakeup when she woke for good. So she both technically, and actually, slept through the night. It has NEVER happened, that I've gotten home, and she's continued to sleep without nursing within 20 minutes of me being home. I think when I get into bed, she can smell me, and demands to nurse. But yeah, didn't wake up at all, so she slept for 6.5 hours. That also means she didn't nurse from 230pm until 530am. That has me flabbergasted. And she's started refusing both almond and breastmilk in either sippy cup or bottle. So I'm feeling very odd and mixed feelings about this. She still definitely nurses while I'm home, so it's not like she's trying to wean, but the idea of going 15 hours without nursing is just insane to me. And even more unsettling is that even at 530am, after not nursed or pumped for that long, I wasn't even uncomfortably full. :/
Blah anyways, I thought I was only going to write a paragraph, but my brain is a mile a minute and I'm totally rambling. Coming back tomorrow night!