Wednesday, October 24, 2007

I'm a big kid now!

Thanks for the suggestions on yesterday's post! Well it's official. Hailey spent her first night in her big girl bed! It was a total success. Now if only EVERY night will be like last night! :) I haven't completely baby proofed the room yet...I mean I made sure all the outlets are plugged, put stuff up higher, took her trash can out of the room and things like that. But I need to take all her toiletries that are now hidden behind her crib into the bathroom and things like that. I put a gate on the door so she can't wander around all by herself if she does wake up. All I had to do was lay down with her for less than 10 minutes and she was out! She woke up at 6:00 this morning and went to her door and fussed. I'm sure she just woke up a little and got confused on where she was. Anyway, so it turned out ok. I even figured out the bed rail that my mother in law bought me yesterday. It works great!

She's still really fussy & cranky however, and she's still not eating much. I will admit I don't really have the patience for constant whining and fussing. It really grates on my nerves. :( I know she's still not feeling great, and I know her teeth have to be bothering her too, but I can't help but think she's learning some of this fussy behavior from the sitter's son who is 2 months older than she is. He is ALWAYS throwing a fit or fussing. Literally every time I see him. It's hard because I don't want to ignore her if she's not feeling well of course, but at the same time I don't want her to learn that fussy behavior is the way to get everything she wants! Any suggestions???

D is supposed to get his student loan app. mailed off today!! Wish us luck...

I updated the post below with a few pictures. Some were on my mom's camera, I'll have to add those tonight!

1 comment:

Jaime said...

I'm so glad she slept in her own bed! Score one for Mommy!! ;)

As for the teething, all children are different and if she's not a normal "whiner" I'd think maybe it's a reason for the change. (it could very well be influence from the other child too, I'm just know teething can do it as well).

The only suggestion I have really is to try and comfort her when you can and hang in there. This is a very difficult thing and age. You are human and we all get tired of the endless crying that begins to hurt your ears after time.

One thing I've always done for teething, rub some benedryl on her little gums where the tooth is cutting. I have several nurses in the family who swore by this and I started doing it and it works for me, maybe it's worth a shot.