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Tell me I'm not alone. It just sets me on edge. I don't even want to be around my daughter when she's just whinig and crying over nothing (nothing that I can figure out anyway.) GRRR...I need a better outlook here. I try so hard to make her happy/figure out what's wrong and sometimes it just seems that nothings wrong; she just wants to whine and cry. She's always been a high needs baby/child. It's just even harder with another babe to take care of. Alot of her whining today has stemmed from food. She wouldn't eat what I offered her for breakfast and has just wanted to snack on "not-so-healthy" food today. My dh wants us to make her wait until the next meal (just 2-3 hours) if she refuses to touch anything we offer her (even though she's hungry). And we aren't mean parents, we try to give her a selection of food and things she likes. I'm just so frustrated today with dd!
 

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Oh, and she wants me to be holding her ALL the time or she's not happy. Well, that obviously can't happen. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/img/vbsmilies/smilies/eyesroll.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="roll">
 

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You are not alone!! My 3 y/o son has become the whine machine. All day, everyday. I'm about to go insane.<br><br>
Yeah, and he wants to be held all the time too which is almost impossible with my 1 y/o on my lap all the time too.<br><br>
We'll get through this together <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile">
 

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Thanks Jaime. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/hug.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="hug"> It's so hard with 2 babes to be a good AP mama. I can't tend to them both at the same time.
 

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Oh yes . . . it is harder with 2 small babes to be a good AP mama and you'll have bad days where AP seems to have gone out the window. I know. I've had a few of those days in the last year. You just wake up the next day and do it better <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile"><br><br>
It's an adjustment period. I probably didn't have it down (the 2 babes thing) until my youngest was 6 months old. I'd have to keep trying and adjusting things until it felt right. Then, of course, something has to throw a kink in your plans. In my case . . . it's a 3 y/o who now seems to have the flu. My poor baby has thrown up twice <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/greensad.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="greensad"> He gets really sccared when it is happening but when he is done he looks at me all proud and says, "Mama I had a BIG burp up!"<br><br>
And so my day goes on!<br><br>
Keep your chin up Alisha. We've all been there and I bet you are doing fabulously!
 

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My DD is the same age as yours, and we are having the same problems--whining, crying, hanging on me, tantruming, and wanting to be carried. It is so difficult to know what it is she wants, because, honestly, I don't think she knows. Just kow that you aren't alone--I am hoping that she settles a little bit before our new little one arrives in April.
 

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Just wanted to suggest homeopathy, which can help with being out of balance emotionally. When my dd 11 mo gets like that I give her Pulsatilla (still hold her a lot and am there for her of course) and if she has angry tantrums with screaming Chamomilla helps a lot. There are many other remedies of course, but worth thinking about perhaps. There are some good books out there about homeopathy too.
 

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Thanks mamas for the support. Destinye, what's pulsatilla? Thanks for the idea. Getting out of the house definitely helps for us. She's much happier this evening now that daddy is home to help out and we were able to get out for awhile.
 
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