Greta has been fussy these past few days. So unpredictably fussy. I put her down, she cries. I pick her up, she cries. So I put her back down and she stops crying. I think she doesn’t even know what she is upset about. I also think most of the time she is tired and fighting sleep. Or maybe growing and in pain? Which either way would feel better with some rest. The girl doesn’t nap much. Most days, she’ll nap for a total of ONE HOUR. And that could be broken up into 15 minute cat naps. And at night, sometimes she will only sleep for 2 hour stretches. It is exhausting. I wish she could talk and tell me how I could help her. When she is crying I always explain to her, “Just tell me what you want, I’ll do it. I promise.” But she never says a word.
We have been sticking to a routine for the past few weeks at night. Some nights she’ll sleep from 10-3 and then until 7. Some nights she’ll sleep until 4 or 5! And some nights she’ll be up at 12:30, 2, 4, 6… :( Nights like that followed by days of no napping make me a blubbering mess. Chris keeps reassuring me that it won’t always be like this.
When I have been awake for 48 hours straight taking care of this very alert and active and growing little girl (She’s over 10 lbs and about 23 inches! What?) and I feel like I am going to lose it once again–she smiles. Or stretches and yawns. Or looks at me with those huge dark eyes she has. Or reaches out and touches my face and I melt and I am good for another 12 hours.