Wow – this girl apparently doesn’t like to nap!
What happened to the 9AM / 12PM / 3PM / 6PM naptimes? Who knew this was such a precious commodity?!
My poor little one has been going through a growth spurt and is apparently teething on top of it. So misery is a severe understatement. I don’t think she’s so much in pain. I think she’s uncomfortable; uncertain about the discomfort, fearful of this strange sensation, and weary from thinking about it all.
She hasn’t napped in her regular way the past week and it’s thrown her emotions all out of whack. Today it hit us full force as her exhaustion caught up to her and her efforts to communicate it to her parents made her sick.
She did finally wear herself out and managed to nap for a good 2 hours. Whew! There was no leaving her alone though. She needed to be cuddled and held – a job I happily took on just to make sure she was comforted….And it made all the difference in the world. Two hours later her eyes opened and she observed her surroundings without screaming out in pain…and after awhile, we were able to coax a smile out of her. Yay!
After a walk around the outlets (to take advantage of the Memorial Day sales before the weekend rush), she drifted into another nap and laughed and smiled on the ride home.
Keep your fingers crossed for a restful night.
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