Originally Posted by luckylady
marylizah - ask your ped about letting your baby tummy sleep. I had a friend whose baby had bad reflux and her baby slept on her tummy. My sister also had one child who refused to sleep on her back and her ped said let her sleep how she's comfortable - she was healthy weight, no other problems...
Doing well here - better. I had a touch of the baby blues but they have passed, thank goodness. Weston is doing great still - smiling and cooing now and he stays up now for a good 2 hours between napping during the day and sleeps all night. I already gave up and put him in bed with me so now I sleep even better.
The real challenge has been my DD. Yesterday was a terrible horrible rotten awful day. She had a friend over and they were SOOOOOOOOOO bad. Let's see - dumped bright PINK nailpolish in the tub - which I have yet to attempt to clean, colored on DD's walls with markers, mashed a banana into the carpet...and this little girl has all older brothers and sisters and has quite the sassy little mouth on her, which DD of course picks up too. I asked my DD to stop doing something 5 times and then I said exasperated at this point, "what did I JUST ask you?" She actually put her hands over her ears and said "I don't know cuz I don't have to listen to you."
It was the third spanking she has ever gotten in her life.
: I felt like crap for spanking her but I had just HAD it with her rotten snotty attitude. And then to make matters WORSE she went into COMPLETE HYSTERICS in her room and would NOT calm down - so I grabbed her by the arm (I should have just left the room at this point) and shook her and yelled at her to STOP IT! Meanwhile DS is crying...ugh. I flew off the handle and I said "When you behave so nasty to me it makes me just want to give you away."
The look on her face was awful - her rotten tude gone, hysterics stopped, she ran and hugged me and said "NO! I LOVE YOU!" I told her I didn't mean it - I love her too but her attitude is making me feel so sad and angry and frustrated...
ugh. What a mess. By the time DH got home I locked myself in the bathroom pretending to shower and cried cried cried.
I miss my DD. She was my pal.
That has been the hardest change about all of this - and it was the one change I didn't even think about.
whew - sorry for the novel. Today was MUCH better and we spent lots of nice time together and I managed to make it through the day without yelling at her.
I feel like a crappy mommy.
to you, you are NOT alone!! My horrible horrible day was Wed. I was trying to get us all ready for a day at the water park, Alayna was SUPER crabby, and Rachel was trying to help me, and I yelled at her for knocking over the cooler. I immediately apoplogized, and hugged her and cried with her, the sad part, was that she wouldn't admit she was crying because I yelled, she said her eye hurt.
Then Emma has been a PEACH lately.
: And she started yelling as soon as I had finally gotten Alayna to sleep, so I grabbed her, spanked her, and put her in her room for a time out, where she fell asleep. So I went in her room and started bawling because her last thought before falling asleep was mommy spanking her.
It was horrible. Thankfully, Alayna will take a bottle pretty well now, so I had DH get up with her that night so I could sleep. Made a WORLD of difference.
Anyhoo, just know that your not alone.
Alayna would NOT go to bed last night, she was sooo fussy. I finally got her to sleep at around 2 am.
I was at my wits end. We had gone to some friends house to hang out, and I wanted to have some drinks. Thankfully I wasn't much in the mood for anything but water, otherwise DH would have been screwed trying to get her to sleep. Although, I did have a Pina Colada, and that was YUMMY!!