I am not having a very good week if I am honest with you. Those that follow me on Twitter may have noticed some exasperated tweets about the fact that Piran will not nap but it is more than that. I am not sure if it is since the clocks changed or since his second set of jabs last week but everything seems to have changed. We had a lovely routine, I knew that he would go 3 hours between each bottle during the day and 4 at night. I was coping with getting up at night. We were starting to have regular naps and I was getting good at judging how long he would be asleep for and what I could manage in that time. Going out was a doddle.
But now I have no idea. He cries and cries during the day. Sometimes he is hungry after two hours, other times he will go 3 and a half. This makes going out much harder. Sometimes he wants to sleep but refuses to nap unless he has screamed the house down for the best part of an hour first. I do not seem to be able to soothe him at all. He cries in the car, in his pushchair, in town. He has given up his dummy and just pokes it straight out of his mouth if I even try to offer it to him.
I stood in the living room holding him in my arms yesterday and cried my heart out because I just do not understand him anymore. I was meant to go to the dentist but I would have had to drop off a difficult baby with my MIL at her work and it was raining so hard and I just couldn’t do it. So now my appointment is next Monday and I cannot take him with me so I have to work something out. I have mouth ulcers which are agony because I am run down and constant toothache.
I just don’t know where I have gone wrong, I just don’t know how to get back on track. We are going to Cornwall in 9 sleeps and my worst nightmare is him being like this when I am there, I have 4 nights without Mr C there, and if I am having trouble with Piran how will I cope? I was so excited to go and now I am dreading it. I am a good mum and I want my family to see that.
Is this usual for 3 months?