Thursday, October 09, 2008

Another Tooth

I am fairly certain that Abigail got another tooth last night. She fights you when you try to look into her mouth but I'm pretty sure I felt that it had broken through this morning. Thank goodness. The night wasn't so hot (could have been worse!). She was up from 10:30 to 11:30 pm, then 4:00 am, and 6:00 am. She ate a lot at 4:00 am and 6:00 am, so I also wonder if it is a growth spurt.

We MUST come to some sort of conclusion about sleep and how to do what it is we want to do because this is one thing we (Andrew and I) don't see eye to eye on. I have agreed to let him - let her cry but last night he told me to shut both doors, turn off the monitor, and go to sleep (while she was crying). In my humble opinion, men obviously have no emotional connection to the fact that me, being a mom, would be no more likely to go to sleep while my daughter was in the next room screaming than if I were trying to sleep beside a jack hammer. Not happening. No way I could relax. So, I went in and fed her. She was so squirmy that she didn't eat much so I put her down in her crib. She fussed and tossed and turned for about 20 more minutes and went to sleep (on her own). She had also just been dosed with orajel and teething tablets so we were trying to take care of the pain.

I have rewritten parts of this post over and over again, trying to figure out what I should say and what I shouldn't say. So I'll just leave it at this . . . I am praying today that God would replace my heart of self-pity, selfishness, and negativity with a heart overflowing with selfless service, a loving nature, and a positive attitude. I simply cannot do it without Him!


Andrew said...
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Jenn said...

...praying with you....

Jaime said...

Ok, I'll be fair and publish what my husband posted even though I originally deleted it.


Ok, must defend myself. :)

I made this clear this morning and last night. I got up and took care of Abigail aroun 11pm. Every 10 -15 minutes, I would lay her down and leave. Same thing I had been doing in the past that seems to be working well.

My problem was that I kept hearing this clicking and seeing this light shine in my eyes because of the stupid video monitor that someone in the room kept looking at.

I totally agree and understand that Jaime doesn't like it when she is crying and cannot sleep, but that Video Monitor is presenting a whole new set a of problems and obsessions.

I almost took it last night and threw it into the tall weeds behind our house. I still might.

Jennifer said...

Well, I have to take Andrew's side on the view of this! :) Not to say that it's easy to let your baby scream and cry, but if you're consistent it usually doesn't take long before they get it and settle down (at least in my experience). I'll be praying for you (those are a lot of the things we've been working on in the Bible study...tough!!)

Arielle said...

:0) Been there, done that.
Rely on Future Grace.
This too shall pass, it's the process that lies and says it won't and that you can't survive this and that if he/she would just... on and on.
Future Grace.
May His grace AND peace be with you three tonight.

Amanda Murdie said...

Ah, Jaime, I'm praying, too. I remember this age as a really trying time for Avery and I - especially as a couple. It is really hard to know when to intervene and comfort and when not to. I don't have any answers - just know I'm thinking of ya.

Jaime said...

Thanks for all the thoughts and prayers guys! She still woke a lot last night but I heard her tummy growling and decided to feed her. She was hungry! Perhaps she needs to start joining us in supper time!