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Tuesday, December 28, 2010

Can someone return my baby?

Claire has been kidnapped & replaced with a grumpy, crabby, crying, baby that refuses to eat or sleep. Our house is not a fun place to be at the moment. I about had a mental breakdown earlier today before hubby got home from work.

I'm almost positive it is a combination of teething & the dreaded 4 month wakeful period. Seriously, she did a complete 180 since being home from our trip. She's rarely happy/content anymore (just like when she was a newborn). She only falls asleep if I'm holding/rocking her (just like when she was a newborn). And she's all of the sudden protesting against eating. Poor girl is just plain miserable.

I got the O.K. from her doctor to give her generic Tylenol & baby Orajel. So I just got home from Walgreens after an emergency run there.

We finally got her down after a good 30mins of screaming & refusing to eat. We will see how long that lasts.

I know this is typical in a 4 month old & this too shall pass, but I just want my baby back.

9 comments:

  1. I am usually a lurker, but my daughter was acting this same way when she had her first ear infection. Just something you might want to check out.
    Best of luck!

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  2. The same monster has stolen my baby. I haven't slept in days.

    I'm praying this passes quickly for both of us!

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  3. Sounds like an ear infections! They are horrible!!

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  4. Also if you want try Humphrey's #3 teething tablets. They dissolve instantly on the tongue and babies are like night and day with them. They make them feel so much better :) Hope it gets better

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  5. You said that she is a creature of habit. My daughter is the same way. Whenever we take her on a trip it takes her about a week to get her back in to routine. She cries and won't eat and gets scared when I go out of the room. I'd give her a week to get back to her routine and she should be fine!

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  6. Ry hasn't been sleeping well since we came back from our holiday trip either. I hope Claire gets back to normal soon!

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  7. Thanks for your encouragement & suggestions. I sure hope this phase doesn't last long, because I'm already on the verge of insanity every 45 mins when she wakes up! Silly girl.

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  8. Let's blame it on the holidays and know that I have been there with you, am there with you . . .and I think it comes and goes with babies but thankfully they are cute a moment or two in there and I have to focus on that :) Hang in there momma!

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  9. Just found your blog...your little girl is precious! My little boy is 3 months old and teething like a mad man. The tooth monster is no fun and I also want my smiley little boy back!

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