Thursday, April 22, 2010

Crazy little thing called stress

Things are a tad it stressful around here this week. I don't know why in the world I thought it was a good idea to do potty training and sleep training at the same time. I MUST BE CRAZY.

Baby B took a step backwards Sunday night with her sleeping. I was up with her every two hours which led to a very tired Mommy on Monday morning. All day Monday, she continued to be fussy, cranky, and unhappy. Miss H was only making it to the potty half the time. I THOUGHT I WAS GOING TO LOSE MY MIND.

Tuesday came, and things weren't any better. I started feeling like something was wrong with Baby B she was so unhappy and sleeping even less. She had been having a bit of a hard time with her bowels, so I decided to take her to the pediatrician.

Sure enough, poor baby was constipated and she is cutting her top two teeth. The doctor was great and recommended treating her with dietary changes, pears and prunes, for the constipation, and advised me to give her Advil and Tylenol round the clock for her teeth.

Wednesday was much better. We finally got things moving in the right direction and she has been getting back into her regular sleep pattern.

Through this all, I have been a complete and total Uber-B*tch. I can't even begin to describe to you how awful it has been. I have been reduced to tears constantly. Even the slightest thing will set me off. On Monday evening, I was fighting with Miss H over holding still while I wiped the poop off of her leg and she turned around and yelled at me, "MOMMY, you are CRAZY!"

I didn't know whether I should laugh or cry. It was so true.

I don't know if what I am experiencing is just a response to the stress I am under or if there is some underlying problem. I am going to talk to someone about my crazy mood swings tomorrow. If you are a praying person, I would ask that you keep me in your prayers and pray for me to have patience and to relax.

Even though I am a day late, I am linking up with Shell because I am indeed pouring my heart out.


Shell said...

Praying for you!

Trying to do both of those things in one week could make anyone crazy. Potty training alone stressed me out. I was so crabby during sleep training and potty training. I snapped at every where. And I didn't even do them at the same time.

Hang in there!

Oka said...

I think you took on a lot at one time, and sleep deprivation doesn't help.

This all will pass and become a faint memory, I swear!

Prayers for all three.

Kmama said...

Aww, sweetie. I'm so sorry. We all have days, weeks, even months like that. Potty training is Hell by itself, as is sleep training. God bless you for trying both at the same time.

Jenny said...

I am so sorry to hear about your rough couple of days...good luck with the potty has to go up from there!

blueviolet said...

When you're sleep deprived, the crankiness can come out! I can understand!!!!

Beth said...

When Dave was gone and I had a 3 year old and a 6 month old, I always felt like I was about to lose my mind. It was like I was on the edge of a cliff and the slightest little breeze would push me over the edge. So I think its totally normal but if it makes you feel better to talk to someone, then do it. And we will definately keep you in our prayers!!!

Chelle said...

Honey? I'm sending you LOTS of hugs. Like loads.

It may be a combination of everything just being a lot on your plate right now. I pray that at your appointment you will get some answers.

If it makes you feel better, just potty training alone has me acting all crazy-like. Seriously. Between Isabella acting like she is losing it and then me yelling at her to stop yelling...*sigh*

Call me--ANYTIME--you need to talk. Or just text. Anything, okay? I am here for you & love you, sweetie!


Kim said...

Oh, poor thing. We have all been there. I am giving you a big virtual hug right now. You should see me squeezing my laptop. ;-)

I love the honesty. You hang in there.

Deb K said...

Following you from MBC :-)

You can find me here~

Cheryl said...

Thinking of you and hoping that things are getting better. *hugs*