Ashlin’s been putting us through the ringer with these teeth of hers. They can’t come through fast enough for me. She wants to be held, but then doesn’t want to be held. You can’t rock, or sway, or spin or swing her. She’s not happy if you sit, nor is she happy if you stand. She will not let you put her down, but she doesn’t want to be held. She cries if you hold her horizontally, but also if you hold her vertically. The teething tablets are helping a little, but not enough. Motrin is also helping a little, but not enough.
The past two nights it’s taken somewhere between 45 minutes to an hour to get her asleep. And then she may not stay asleep. She comes up for air, or comforting, and then it takes another 30-45 minutes to get her back down. Three to four (and sometimes five,) hours of sleep with just a few awake minutes of nursing and patting, but then more sleep is great. Two to three hours of sleep, with an hour of nursing and trying to put back down is not fun.
I’m not 100% sure I do want her to have more teeth, she has become a bit bitey, and I’m not quite ready to stop nursing her. But I do want her to not be in pain any more, to feel better. I’d also like her to be my lovely, yet not-so-great sleeper, who would sleep (a bit!). The one you could put down drowsy with her glow worm, and who would put herself to sleep. I’d also like her to stop biting.
Is that too much to ask?