Yesterday Mia had a very bad day. She would only sleep during the day for a half hour at a time and then she's wake up screaming. She screamed and screamed no matter what I did to try to soothe her. I started getting really frustrated. I can't tell you how happy I was when Josh got home. I took the rest of the evening off. Other than feeding her of course which was quite often. She wanted to eat every hour and a half and that was wearing on me too. I was really starting to feel like a bad mom.
We tried the things that the Happiest Baby On The Block DVD told us to do. We swaddled her, gave her a pacifier, shushed her, rocked her and put her in the swing. Nothing helped at least not for long.
By bed time Josh was really frustrated too, which actually made me feel a little better about my own frustration. It took us an hour to get her to sleep. We tried to set her down awake, but she screamed. We rocked her and fed her and changed her and finally she fell asleep, then she woke up again within 2 hours around 12:30am. We thought for sure we were in for a long night, but it turned out that Mia ended up sleeping 3 hours at a pop after that and we were only up 1 more time at 3:30am and only for a short while and she woke up at 6:30 shortly before my alarm went off. She went back to sleep in 15 minutes allowing me the chance to shower and get ready for her doctor appointment.
Today was a much better day. We went to her doctor appointment with the Orthopedic surgeon who had good news for us. She will be out of the harness full time before Christmas and then she will have to wear it for portions of the day for a couple more months. So we started the day with good news and Mia was a pretty good baby all day. Though I still didn't get to eat lunch. I haven't gotten to make lunch and eat it since Josh went back to work. Yesterday I tried to make Ramen noodles and only ate half before she woke up screaming. Today I tried to make mac n cheese and I started boiling water and by the time I got back to it half the water was boiled off so I had to start over. I then put the cheese and the milk and the butter in the noodles and she woke up again. I mixed it with her in my arms, but couldn't put her down to eat it so there it sat on the stove until after I fed her and put her in the swing. Josh cooks all of our dinners so I usually get to eat those hot which is nice. Thanksgiving should be interesting.