Some would think that a Mom with more than one child would be qualified as an expert.
I thought that once I had Turtle I would automatically earn my Mommy badge and become equipped to handle any situation and to be honest with you, some days I feel like I can tackle any problem.
Other days, not so much.
This past week has felt like one of the days where I feel like I am carrying about the "Mommy How To Manual" and consulting it for every little thing.
Seriously, every little thing.
Ever since Turtle went to the doctor for her 6 month check up (which she got vaccines at), she's been unable to sleep longer than two hours without screaming like a red faced banshee. Every night for the past ten nights I've been waking up every hour (sometimes every 20 minutes) to comfort, soothe, wag my finger at, beg and plea for her to get some sleep, so I could get some sleep.
During the day, I put her in her swing and she sleeps like a champ.
But come night time, she's hell on wheels.
She fights going to sleep too.
Usually through tears.
And I feel like I don't deserve my "veteran" Mommy badge.
I feel like I'm a fresh, clueless Mom that can't do anything right.
The cry-it-out method doesn't fly in our household, I've tossed out the whole Rice Cereal = No Sleep idea, I tried the extra 730pm nap and still found myself up all night.
And I know this is normal, right?
Please tell me it's normal.
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