Thursday, February 02, 2006

Two problems...

As the title says, I seem to have two problems. The first one is, Elspeth is teething which makes her very cranky. This I can deal with, but because of the teething/crankiness, she refuses to sleep in her bassinet. Or crib. Frankly, anywhere except being held, in her sling, or in my bed. So either I don't sleep at all or I don't sleep very well because when she's in bed with me she's like a cuddly little homing missile, and she kicks and grunts when she goes through a light sleep phase even when she's not going to wake up. The "cry it out" thing is not an option as it would cause either me or her to explode, and nothing I've tried works for more than an hour and a half. ARGH! Comments, I suppose, would be highly appreciated.

In lighter news, I orient for my interpreting job on Wednesday! Yay! Hopefully then I will find out exactly what I'm going to get paid. ^o^ Also, I finished putting this batch of pictures on Flickr, so check it out...there should be more as soon as I finish this roll of film (11 pictures to go, plus developing time).

2 comments:

The Posey Family said...

well i don't know how much help i can be... greg was big on the whole... cry it out thing... but i will say even if it means no sleep for a couple days it may mean more sleep later... i didn't like the cry it out thing with zach and now i am still having him up twice a night but ben sleeps like charm... just thought i would say that... though i don't recomend it till like 6 months at least.. and of course it is up to you if you all want a family bed... but that wouldn't of worked for greg and i... sometimes mommy and daddy need grown up time and the only time we get that is when they are sleeping... it isn't so nice when i have a foot up my nose... which has happened... several times and makes conversation and comfortability hard... butyou wanted comments so i added my two sense... hope it helped... if nothing else it told you what not to do LOL

Driggs said...

We don't mind if she sleeps with us SOME of the time, just not ALL of the time...if we could just get her to do hwer long stretch in the basinet, it doesn't matter to us if she's in bed with us the rest of the night. In any case tho I started putting my undershirts in there with her and it seems to help...just keep the fingers crossed I guess. =D