I am pooped out and feeling totally uninspired tonight so this is just as good as it gets. I had an exhausting day. Really if I would have put my ipod in my ears and drowned out Hannah's frequent crying/fits...I might not feel so drained!!!
I will start by giving some kudos to my girls though. Hannah's rash cleared up so I took them to get their pictures done this morning-- Brooke's 5yr-old, Hannah's one-year old, and them together. I was really hoping they would cooperate. Even though Hannah is at the age where she keeps trying to crawl away, we were fortunate to get a couple cute ones of them together and several great individual shots. Brooke was her normal supermodel self. I was so thrilled with how they turned out.
But it's been all down-hill since then! Hannah is in a teething nightmare. That's gotta be the problem. We came home and she took a horrible morning nap. She didn't eat much for lunch and spent a lot of time screaming at me (literally). I got a little more food down her before her (again, horrible) afternoon nap. I put her down at 1:30 and at 2:45 she started crying. I went up to her room, layed her back down, gave her a paci, turned on the mobile and left. 3p.m she was crying some more. Went back up there...she'd somehow taken her pants off (thankfully not her diaper too). I got her re-situated again and thought "She is just going to have to cry it out." Man-oh-man...did she ever! She screeched, cried and screamed for 30 minutes.... finally I decided she was not going back to sleep so I got her up. She was a mess all evening. Fussy, not eating well, screeching at me some more, getting mad at her toys....! I gave up and put her down for bed at 7.... Matt wasn't even home (from flying) yet! Man I am sure hoping she does better tomorrow. She popped thru a little bit of her first tooth on Monday, I'm hoping after our rough day today she pops thru a few more overnight!
Brooke, on the other hand, was great today. She was not demanding or high maintenance, and was pretty patient and laid back with the fact that Hannah was taking most of my attention or energy. Yeah for my big girl!!! I joked on my facebook page that I was thinking about putting rum in my diet-dr.pepper.... those of you who know me well know that I don't drink at all actually... but if Brooke would've been in a difficult mood too; I just might have started!!!
That being said.... I am going to bed and saying a prayer for a better day tomorrow and a good weekend!
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