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A Testing Few Days :(

Saturday, 6 December 2014

AGHHHHHH... and relax!

These past few days have been hard. Probably harder than those newborn days of constant nappy changes and bottles. Indiana has changed from my baby girl who takes long naps and doesn't cry at all, into a no-napping, screaming little madam!

I love being a mum. But damn is it hard sometimes! For the past few days Indiana has constantly attatched to me at the hip. When she's not she's screaming she's just generally moaning and following me around. She absolutely refused naps too which for me was a massive shock to the system (how do you mummies cope without naps)?!

The worst part of it all was that she didn't want anyone else! Jack tried so hard to comfort her but she was having none of it. She just wanted her mummy; sounds lovely for me, but poor Jack thinks she doesn't like him anymore now, bless him.

We're hoping it's just teeth and that she's going to perk up again. In a way I'm slightly glad I'm working this weekend as I definitely need a break. Yes I do feel awful for thinking that way, but I think everyone can relate at some point!
Can you relate to this kind of situation?

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  1. Oh no :( unfortunately age 1 to 2 is even harder then the first year :( Isla went through a few Stages of not napping even when she still needs them it's so frustrating :( we are currently battling it right now so I feel for you. Isla becomes so naughty she throws things at people etc when she's tired ahhhh. Hope she gets back to herself soon xx

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    1. Thanks Tara! On no, it's amazing how she can now throw the biggest temper tantrums, give me a newborn any day haha. I hope isla doesn't get the terrible 2s! Xx

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  2. I hope things get better soon and your happy little girl returns! On Toby's bad reflux days I've had to phone my Mum to come and take him for a bit, it's totally normal to need a break sometimes xx

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    1. Thanks Hannah, so do I, it's just really unlike her! I agree, we all need some time to relax and not be in mummy mode all the time, especially when you have a tough day xx

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  3. I really feel for you! We've been going through the same thing with our little boy too, and it also seemed to kick off a few weeks after he turned one! I put it down to a combination of teething and his one year jabs, but maybe it's down to a developmental leap or something at this age?
    I hope Indiana feels better soon and you manage to get a break every now and then xx

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    1. I'm glad I'm not the only one, it makes me think it's definitely the age! In on the wonder weeks app and she's going through a leap at the moment, worse one yet haha xx

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  4. There must be something in the air Sophia has been hard work this week too , waking during the night screaming, not sleeping , not napping and just trashing the house nonstop. Totally agree a one year old is much harder than a baby . Jacob is a breeze compared to her . I have been thinking of going back to work early off maternity leave just to escape them for a day haha. Xx

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    1. Oh no, we need a tough week club haha! I totally agree, I can only imagine what it's like to have both, I hope it gets better for you! Xx

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  5. This is EXACTLY what my babs is doing at the moment, won't go to Daddy, cries when I leave the room and won't let me put her in the cot at bedtime, it's my arms or nowhere... Definitely separation anxiety kicking in! She is 13 months, hopefully it'll pass soon, although I did read somewhere it can last until they are 2!!

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    1. Oh god I hope not haha, I think id go crazy haha! I'm glad it's not just me suffering though, makes it seem a bit more normal! Xx

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  6. This is definitely all normal - including you needing a break! Sam goes through phases like this - at about 13 months he was very grumpy and stroppy, not to mention clingy, but it did pass. He's currently a bit clingy again, but at least without the grumpiness! Hope it is a short phase, and that your arms aren't hurting too much from all that baby lifting! I'm sure she'll be bouncing back over to Daddy before you know it!

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    1. Thank you! This has given me hope to think it will pass quickly. These babies really do test you, especially when you think you've got it all under control haha xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

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  7. Oh god Emily, I thought it was supposed to get easier... W has days like this and he's only 7 months old eeeek! I can't imagine him having no naps, it must be tough!!
    At his age, he's always quiet when he's in the car or we're out walking so that's what I tend to do if he's being very grouchy... Not sure if it would work for Indiana? Good luck and enjoy those days in work!! Xxx

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    1. That's what I thought too, but apparently it gets harder haha! I try and get out when I can buy we're still suffering with colds and it's freezing haha! Xx

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  8. We're having days like this! Osian's getting too heavy to constantly carry too :( I've just been trying to take him out and about which seems to cheer him up, and he doesn't mind being in his pram so gives my arms a rest haha! Hope things get back to normal for you all soon xxx

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