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Commiserate with me...<br>
My almost 5 month old has gone from completely content and laid back to fussy!!! We are having nursing issues - maybe the cause? She is also acting like maybe she is teething. I gave her some Hylands tablets today and they seemed to help. She also seems to be at the "frustrated with her inability to do anything" stage. I just want my happy little girl back before I pull out all of my hair! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/lol.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="lol">
 

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Typing one-handed here.<br><br>
Oh, I know how that can be. My dfs got his first two teeth a few days before turning five months. And the frustration about not being able to "do" stuff, dfs still gets that at 7 1/2 months. He can sit now at least, but I think what he really wants is to crawl.<br><br>
Anyway, I remember right around five months dfs went through this stage where he would yell at the top of his lungs from frustration all the time...and I mean *all* the time. He was either eating, sleeping, or yelling. With a baby yelling at me all day long, I was surprised to find myself wanting to yell too. His frustration was making me frustrated too, and I can't believe it but I actually had to work hard so that I wouldn't raise my voice out of my own frustration.<br><br>
Three months and four months were such nice ages for dfs. He seemed so much happier then. People would tell us, "Ah, that is such a nice age," and we would be like, "It totally is!" Then once when he was five months somebody was saying what a nice age it was and I thought to myself, "Not for this baby! He is miserable." I remember feeling a bit of panic, wondering how long it would last.<br><br>
At 7 1/2 months he is a lot happier. Still frustrated a lot of the time about not being able to get mobile, but at least able to sit up and enjoy the world from a fresh perspective. Things have gotten easier just enough to provide me with some much needed relief.<br><br>
I know how tough it can be. Hang in there.
 
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