I have a very fussy and uncomfortable baby on my hands. And I am alone...I sent a text to Chad telling him that I would indeed like some "company" ( or someone else to do laps around Aflac with Piper) and I havent heard back yet so I am beginning to tune Piper out. The nurse has given her some adavan (sp) to help her to calm down and hopefully, sleep but so far I just have a 5 month old staring at me from her crib across the room.
Want to know how I calmed her down this morning after one of her fussy jags? I gave her a plastic bag. Yes, a walmart plastic bag. The ones that say "do not allow children under 75 to play with this so that they dont choke and unattentive parents sue us silly". She loved it. ( And I did tie it up in multiple knots and helped her hold it) And I was remembering another lapse in my mothering mentality, that thankfully I was able to common sense think my way out of. Ready? When Linley was younger I used to give her baths alot in the morning while I was putting on my make up or doing my hair. I am a multi-tasker to the extreme and realized this one day when I was watching her, already washed up and happily playing in the bubbles. I thought "hey, I could blow her hair dry while she keeps playing and it will save me a step towards getting us out the door this cold winter morning". Thankfully I DO know it is beyond stupid to use a blowdryer in the bathtub so I waited until she was played out to first, get her out of the bathtub and then proceed to dry her hair. It was at that moment and again today with Piper that I realized that I am the reason manufactorers put warnings on everything.
Please someone tell me that they havent also had temporary stupid mothering thoughts...I swear I am a wonderful mommy.