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Today Kairi (almost 11 months) is Super Cranky Baby! We know she's teething and now there's this lovely greeb slime oozing from her nose (of course if i try to wipe her face she screeeeams, so forget the sucky thingy), and can't nurse because she cant breathe from her nose. She's velcro clingy, whinier than i've ever seen her and i think i'm losing my mind!!!<br><br>
Someone, please tell me how to keep my patience and hopefully some of my sanity! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/nut.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="nut">
 

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Hi Crystal! That really sucks! My little guy has been cranky all week, but fortunately no green snot! It's tough, isn't it. A few times this week, I've thought that I may need to check myself into a psych ward, but I'm still hanging in there. :LOL The crankiness seems to have subsided some today. I hope your dd starts feeling better soon! Velcro babies can be difficult to handle. My shoulder and neck are killing me from carrying ds all week. He's pretty big.
 

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Someone once told me, "When they're cranky, put them in water." Does it help if you give her a nice warm bath? Maybe fill it full and climb in with her? Put some lavender in the bathwater, nurse her in there, play some music.... <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile">
 

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<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/hug.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="hug"> Is Kairi feeling better?<br><br>
That is a great tip Ashley. I honestly works everytime......with all of my dc.
 

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Makes sense. A bubble bath helps when *I'm* the cranky one. :LOL
 

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seems to calm Charlie down, and has the added bonus of making the nose greeblies easier to remove with a quick swipe of the washcloth....<br><br>
Sorry she (and you) are having such a hard time though.<br><br><img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/hug.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="hug">:
 

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Kairi is feeling better <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile"> She's still teething, but now we're nursing a lot more and grabbing that magic hylands bottle at the first sign of pain.<br><br>
Water is a great suggestion, but she's afraid of it half the time. I do burn lavender incense and that seems to help, along with some Badger sleep balm. Also, i find she's much happier if we go outside for at least half an hour everyday... but today it's raining <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/greensad.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="greensad"> We'll see how it goes.<br><br>
Honestly I think a major part of the "problem" was me. I haven't been sleeping as well and have been stressed so I've been less patient than normal. It makes me feel like a total ass when I lose my patience so easily. Today is going well so far though <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/thumb.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="thumbs up">
 
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