Can I just be honest? Today was a REALLY bad day.
I was expecting it to be a hard day today because I had to watch my 2 1/2 year old nephew at the same time as my own child. My son has been pretty clingy and cranky the last few days and I've been chalking it up to teething. I'm still hoping it is teething, although we are trying to reintroduce dairy into his diet, so it could be that too.
Has your child ever moaned, cried and complained ALL day? I feel like that was my day today. You know the awful annoying kind of moan over and over and over and over? Yup... my day. Nothing would make him happy. Even being in my arms with a pacifier and a fuzzy blanket wouldn't do the trick (usually does). Everything just added up to be a bad day for the two of us.
Recalling my post about nap training him, things were going very well. I got a nature sounds machine that plays constantly (unlike the cute little lamb I bought that has a maximum time of 45 minutes on) which has been really helping him make it over the 30 minute mark. I thought we were turning a new leaf. He was napping anywhere from 45 minutes to 2 hours!! But today was the opposite. He napped 30 minutes in the morning before watching my nephew and then another 30 around 3pm. Absolutely not enough time for this little one.
Then we had a dinner planned with my husband's family. Which was wonderful for me because I got a break from him for an hour or so. But that also meant a late bedtime. He cried for 30 minutes to get himself to sleep, which doesn't sound like a lot, but when you've been listening to it all day it's just the icing on the cake.
So to sum up.... teething? dairy? not much sleep, BAD DAY! On days like these I feel so overwhelmed and frustrated. Someone please tell me it gets better!