|My precious doll, seven weeks|
|Checking out Nana!|
|She loves to play!|
It's odd, she sleeps very well throughout the night and has been sleeping through the nights since she was three weeks. She is a happy baby in the mornings, smiling and taking good mid-morning naps, but then around 2ish everything seems to change. She becomes crabby, sometimes inconsolable, refuses to take her afternoon nap(s), and by the time the early evening rolls around I'm at my wits end.
It hasn't been easy going back to work with a grumpipuss. I'm already a bit scattered from having to get back in the groove after being absent for about eight weeks. Add to that trying to figure out how to do my job with a little one in tow who seems to have developed attachment issues, well let's just say it triples my scattered, disorganized stress levels. I've felt pretty much lost and bewildered. I know it's just going to take some time for us to find our groove in an environment completely alien to her and pretty much completely different for me now that I have her there. By the way, in case you haven't picked up on it, I am able to take Piper to work with me. It's one of the perks of working in a small family business. Anyway, so we are both out of our element right now and trying to make major adjustments, to say the least.
Now throw in some very frustrating tummy issues, which I'm beginning to think may be more than just simple gas, and you get one very sad mommy who is beyond frustrated and anxiety ridden. I want to have Piper at work and be able to do my job. I also want her to be a good girl and show that wonderfully happy side to everyone in the office. I want not to have to hold her constantly because she is in pain and needs to be soothed. I want to be able to cure her woes with a magic snap of my fingers. Not being able to do any of those things to the extent that makes me feel like a good mother, well that is what brings on the tears.
I admittedly cried at work this morning, just for a bit, because I was stressed my boss would get mad because I wasn't doing my job 100% because I was having to pay Piper special attention. This is probably silly as he is my uncle and everyone at the office supports having Piper there and have told me to quit stressing, that we will find our groove and all will be okay. But it's hard for me to relax when she is in pain.
|Now we're getting to the point of the title, I promise!|
|Take a sniff...|
|Test the waters...|
|Try the other end...|
|Full on assault!|
|Go for gold!|
|Tootsies are tasty!|
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