I’m sitting here writing a short blog post while Lennox sleeps for “hopefully” 30 minutes at least. Please sleep longer than that little boy. 🙏🏻 You need it… We’ve been going through a horrible teething phase right now and Lennox has just been all out of sorts. He’s pulling on his mouth, his nose has been running, and last night he just couldn’t calm down at all. I don’t love giving him Tylenol, but I definitely will to relieve the pain. I prefer to go the more natural route like the Boiron Camellia drops. Have you tried them? They’re actually amazing at helping to soothe the pain, but sometimes it just don’t cut it.
Long story short, I put Lennox to bed like my husband and I do every night. We did our routine of reading stories, saying good night to his animals and friends in his room, then eating a bottle, finished by brushing his eight teeth🤓 He actually went down well the first time, but then started crying about 20 minutes later- not our norm. Because he’s been pulling at his mouth and really chewing on everything I knew he would need special attention last night as I knew he was in pain. I went in to soothe him and give him some Tylenol, rocked him back to sleep and put him back to bed. He cried again. The third time I went into his room – because I’m not gonna let him scream himself to sleep when I know he’s in pain, I realized this kid is not going to sleep well in his crib tonight. I decided to put him in my bed, which let’s be honest, wasn’t an easy night for either one of us. Poor guy tossed and turned ALL NIGHT, and being the paranoid mom that I am, when he was sound asleep and I couldn’t hear him breathing, I would touch his face to know that he’s safe, but it woke him up! A few times 🙄🙉 I mean, I actually woke up my sleeping baby!! Out of fear, out of paranoia… All of it. I personally am not comfortable with bed sharing (for myself- no judgement here) because of the Sids risks, so having him on my featherbed, always trying to keep the sheets away from his face made me nervous. Anyway, I just couldn’t imagine him in his room all alone and in pain. So he got some shut eye but did I? Not one bit. I’ve had a cold now for two days and I tried my absolute best to not kiss him, breathe on him etc. but I realized this morning when Lennox had major green snot coming out of his nose, that he’s most likely sick too. I called the doctor and we are seeing the pediatrician in 30 mins, the earliest we could be seen, but I honestly thought when he was pulling on his ears that it was a teething sign. That’s what my husband and I have read. So basically my baby might have a major ear infection and I had no clue.😟 It makes me feel like shit, but I’m learning. What can I say? This day has not gone smoothly to say the least. Lennox didn’t want to finish his bottle, no wonder, he doesn’t feel well. 😞 Stanley was whining this morning and I was trying to get the baby situated and I looked down and he started peeing right in front of me on the kitchen rug. By the time I took the dogs out Lennox was screaming from the top of his lungs and the painters outside were apologizing that they hadn’t finished their job yet. They’ve been here for 6 days🙄 Sophie decides to bark like she’s going to attack the painters, all 7lbs of her. She was running in circles and I couldn’t catch her. Watching me trying to chase her in my pjs was a pretty funny sight, I’m sure.🙈 So to say the least, I’m not feeling like that great of a mom today. But I do believe that epic mom fails lead to epic mom wins. Next time Lennox pulls on his ear we are going straight to the doctor. It breaks my heart that he maybe has been in pain for a couple days and I didn’t know. I mean, have you been in this situation before? Was this like common sense that I totally missed? Oh my God, that just feels awful. Anyway, we will go to the doctor and see what it is and go from there. All I can do is put my big girl panties on and move forward. I’m doing the best I can with the knowledge that I have and the support system that surrounds me. I’m so incredibly grateful for my amazing friends and family and for this wonderful community that we’ve created here.
Please visit often and please share your stories. We are not alone, I know that. But in those moments when shit hits the fan it can sure feel that way. Let’s support each other and pat each other on the back. Please leave only supportive comments. I want this to be a safe haven for all and a resource for parents to share, learn, and maybe educate one another. I am truly open to all advice as I don’t claim to know a whole lot just yet. Being new to this mommy thing is amazing and yet incredibly challenging. I hope you have a great day and I hope you stay healthy!
Amy and Lennox