Motherhood

On the move.

It’s been a while since I’ve taken the time to blog about anything. Lately, I’ve been really busy trying to keep up with my daughter who is now a crawling machine. She also loves to climb except she can’t quite hold herself up. So the falls and boo-boos are starting. I’ve also made it a priority to go to the gym sat, sun, tues, and thurs. and that’s when I typically blog is in the evening.

She also decided sleeping through the night is overrated and that it’s way cooler to be fussy for a couple hours. I’m not a good napper so it’s hard for me to lay down when she does (By the time I call asleep she wakes up or I’ll pass out and feel worse after waking up, groggy and disoriented)’I’m hoping it’s just her teething or her 9 month growth spurt. I hope she returns to sleeping all night soon. The bad part is it’s best to let her cry it out than go in there because she is only up longer if I go in there. Made that mistake once. So I end up laying in bed watching her on the monitor until she falls asleep, it’s heartbreaking.

Above everything else I wish she would go hang out with her daddy. All he wants to do is play with her and cuddle with her when he gets home from work but she wants nothing to do with him and actually screams to the point of having to catch her breath. She will do this until I get her. As soon as she is near me she is the happiest baby. She is so clingy with me. I know this breaks my husband’s heart. I don’t know what to do except tell him it won’t always be this way.

I guess that’s true for everything going on right now “it won’t always be this way” and as tired as I am I still find every second with her a blessing!

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Motherhood

Creating a monster

It is becoming very noticeable that my daughter notices when I leave the room. And by notices I mean screams until I return. I’ve tried leaving when she isn’t looking and that doesn’t even work. Now that she has started to reach out for me (which is the most adorable thing) it’s hard to resist her.

My husband works a lot and so he doesn’t get to spend loads of time with her. I feel awful when all she does is cry in his arms when he tries to play with her. I just don’t know what to do to help. I am with her all day everyday but I don’t hold her all the time but I also cannot ignore her. I try to give her time for independent play.

My brother and his girlfriend was over last night and it was hard to get her to stop being so fussy because she wanted me to hold her. My mom also came into town and she does it a little bit with her.

A part of me secretly loves that she wants me around her all the time; I mean I love love it. However, I want my husband to enjoy his time with her more. Do I just back away and let others do more no matter how much she fusses or will she grow out of this?