I write this as I sit with my beautiful daughter lying on my chest sleeping. I’m exhausted, but too scared to move, it’s the most she has been settled all day. I have had very little sleep over the last couple of days, and neither has she.
The last 2 days have been the hardest days since Darcie has been born. My usually super content baby has been so unsettled and crying constantly. I’ve tried feeding her, changing her, giving her a bath, her dummy, nothing worked. I just couldn’t figure out what was wrong with her. The only thing that will settle Darcie is for her to be lying across my chest. She won’t even settled for her Daddy. Nobody will do except from me.
I had a feel about her gums, just incase. Not really expecting to find anything. I mean she is only 5 weeks old! I’ve heard of babies teething really young, even to be born with a tooth or two, but my son didn’t cut his first tooth until he was about 6/7 months old.
There it was, top left hand side. I can feel this little sharp bit on her gum. Her first tooth trying to poke through.
Now don’t get me wrong, it’s my job as her mummy to be there and comfort her, but it’s really hard work when she won’t settle for anyone else. I haven’t even had a shower today! I have become quite good at brushing my hair and doing my makeup one handed now though! My house is upside down, I have a pile of washing that’s piling up and needs put away. My 5 year old has had clubs this week and my other half has been working 12 hour shifts. All things which are normally just part of every day life and are easy, but when Darcie won’t let me put her down becomes abit of a challenge. I just wish there was something I could do that would help her.
I can see her getting frustrated too. She is super tired, but is only falling asleep for short periods of time. I just feel so bad for her. I know how painful it is when a wisdom tooth comes through. Poor babies.
I have a sling, but I haven’t mastered how to wear it yet, I think I will have to have mastered it for tomorrow so I can get things done. I have caffeine and sugar to help get me through the day tomorrow, not great for my wedding diet but will keep me functioning until Kris gets home from work, but for now I can see a long night ahead of me. Atleast she gives the very best cuddles, and that makes me smile 🙂 Wish us luck!