Just a typical week went by again. Running errands, grocery shopping, a major Costco run, and a few stops at our local coffee shop. It, however, was an unbearable week, baby-wise. I have mentioned before that Kellan is teething, but this teething thing took it to a whole-nother level. Crying spells, nothing to soothe, not eating enough during “meal time” so, cranky pants a short while later. I tried everything. Car rides, walks around our neighborhood, rocking, swaddling, feeding, burping, soothing-talking, baths… you name it, I tried it. I felt un-easy about my Mommy skills. Then after having a long talk with my sister-in-law, my Mother and my wonderful husband, they all reassured me that I am doing everything right, it’s just sometimes babies will fuss and fuss and cry and cry and you can’t control it or do anything to help them. Babes cry. I know this, don’t think I don’t, it’s just with Kellan, he is not a crier. So, per say, I have never had to endure these crying spells, EVER, until his teeth started coming through. And since his bottom two teeth have arrived, I would say that he has had these crying spells a few times. Well to me, it feels like a million times. I am sure every Mommy out there can agree with me in that, if your babe is crying for say 3-5 minutes, it feels like an hour.
I want to be the best Mommy I can be to my sweet little boy, and when I can’t console him or help him, and he is continuing to cry and I see those giganto tears streaming down his little cheeks, it breaks my heart. Literally.
I am hoping that this weekend, lil’ boy has some better days and hopefully plenty of naps and rest so he can get to feeling better. Sweet boy. Mommy loves you!