This weekend was full of nothing but taking care of a sick little munchkin (and trying to sort/organize paperwork between it all). Don't you HATE it when your children are sick? She's SO not herself. She has turned from docile angel baby that sleeps wonderfully (I don't even like to tell people how great her sleep schedule is... I'll only tell if you ask) to the "terrible-twos" overnight! Not eating much. Not sleeping much. Not happy much (well, she tries but has some pretty severe mood swings as of late).
This morning (after unwisely going to bed at 1:30am and then getting up at 3:30am with Shaun) I went back to sleep for a very brief time and woke with her at 4:10am (which was actually later than "lately") instead of 8:30am when she's her "normal self" I waited for a little bit hoping she would fall back asleep, but no. Not a chance. When I walked into her room ...she was in full blown "hissy fit" mode. I mean, mad MAD MAD got on the floor on her stomach screaming, kicking, lurching, madness. I've learned over the years not to feed into temper tantrums, but this was so unusual that I felt real pity for her.
It was as if to say, "I feel like SUCH CRAP MOMMY! And what the HELL were you doing that it took you so long to get me out of my stinking CRIB!!!!!!!!!"
I hate to say that it's moments like this when I'm faced with her bold stubborness that I realize, "Ohhhhh boy. She's totally MY daughter" Anyone who knows Ava knows this is not her "typical" personality at all. (When she's perfect and wonderful, it's then that I realize thankfully, that she's SOooo Shaun's daughter)
So for now my life has been: Broken sleep. Crying baby. Could this be preparing me for something to come in the near future? (still in denial about that as well).
She's really not a happy camper. Could you say a little prayer that she feels better soon? She's napping now (for a little while) and I think I'm going to forgo everything else for as long as she'll let me and follow her lead while I can.
- Marijanna and Shaun
- We met over 8 years ago at church as Shaun was walking in and I was walking out. The few words exchanged sparked an interst that kept Shaun coming back. When we FINALLY began dating 4 years later we soon knew there was something special here. Our first year quickly flew by and we both decided we never wanted to spend another year with anyone else or without each other. We married in the place where it all began on January 1, 2011 (1/1/11) and gave birth to our beautiful daughter Ava Marie on September 22, 2011 our next little one, Clara Rose came 16 months later on February 11, 2013. This blog began with our preparation with our wedding and has entered into recording the days and events of our newlywed life and new motherhood.