I heart…naps

We’ve been having some all out screaming fits trouble with Baby Evan recently, probably due to demon possession teething. (Side note: When does teething END? He’s got 12 teeth with his incisors canines coming through right now.)

Once he stops being distracted by something specific or if I try to interrupt something he’s enjoying – throwing rocks at smaller children, hurling himself down concrete steps, biting the dog – he starts WAILING and goes all boneless and thrashes and flings his head backwards and throws a 100% genuine old-fashioned American temper tantrum.

Let me tell you how fun it is.

The teething is also making our usually peaceful nap and bedtimes into a process that involves every teething remedy in our arsenal combined with endless rocking and basically letting Baby Evan cry it out while in our arms. Several times in the past few days it has also involved letting the baby sleep directly on me for several hours (despite the RECORD HEAT and weird rash I now have from sweaty baby head on my chest) in the hopes that at least ONE of us can get some rest. Like yesterday:

Awwwwwww. Ok, so sleeping baby is not so bad. I think this is officially one of my favorite pictures ever. Cuddly naps on the couch make all the screaming so much more tolerable.

p.s. For the record, my boobs look huge like that because a) I am wearing an UNDERWIRE, NON-NURSING BRA for the first time in more than 18 months and b) despite not nursing for the past four days apparently my body is still trying to feed at least one, maybe two children and refuses to completely stop making milk. I’m about 24 hours away from pumping out of fear of a plugged duct.

p.p.s. I just occurred to me part of his sudden cuddliness is due to the weaning. Before when he needed some attention he just asked for milk and I didn’t really notice how much time we spent sitting together. Duh.

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17 Responses to “I heart…naps”

  1. TMae says:

    This is one of the cutest pictures evar!

  2. Amy says:

    Awwww! So cute! I hope the teething relief comes soon! We’re still working on the last molar. No canines yet….not looking forward to that.

  3. ugh teething is a nightmare! i think S might be getting his 2 year molars, but of course i have no way of knowing that for sure without risking getting chomped down on as i fish my fingers in the back of his mouth. … not gonna happen. :)
    This picture is adorable. I’m glad weaning went OK… besides the huge boobs. But that is a nice bonus.

  4. Popsicles. The cold numbs the pain and he will be so excited to have a treat that the tantrums stop instantly.

    Plus, you get to have one too.

  5. I think Reid is cutting a tooth right now too. The epicenter of this particular teething episode was two nights ago. I ended up sleeping part of the night IN THE PACK AND PLAY with him because it was the only way I could get him to calm down. I was really worried that the bottom was going to drop out of it! (I couldn’t even sleep with him in the bed with me because every couple of minutes he would throw himself onto the floor. I then tried sleeping on the floor but he kept trying to hit his head on the radiator or escape the room. *Sigh*)

  6. becca says:

    there are so many things i love about this photo! currently, we’re in the process of cutting our one year molars. one has come through. one! that means three more times of this. ugh. here’s hoping things get better for evan soon!

  7. That is the cutest picture ever. We are having some teething “issues” over here as well. You are not giving me hope that it will end soon.

  8. lalaland13 says:

    I want your couch. The baby and sleeping mama are cute, too, but that couch looks amazingly comfy. Is it?

    I have two old couches from when Columbus came over, because I couldn’t beat the price (free). One is so worn out you sit down and sink into the apartment below me.

    • bebehblog says:

      AMAZINGLY comfortable. It’s almost impossible not to sleep on it. Well, as long as you don’t mind the thin layer of Goldfish crumbs and juice seeping into your body.

  9. MKP says:

    Aww…that is a really sweet picture. I would probably not have been able to resist photoshopping an ultrasound of baby Sandy onto your stomach, so kudos on your self control.

    My mom says kids get fiendish at this age because they’re starting to learn their limitations, or at least that other people are bigger than they are and subject to fewer arbitrary restrictions. I.e. no rock throwing, stair-falling, etc.

  10. I just have to say. That is so precious!! I heart naps, too!

  11. Jen F (from Robinson) says:

    Seriously? This is like, unreasonably cute. You should warn people first.

  12. Cole says:

    Mommy loves naps, too. Me? Meh. I hope Evan feels better soon – teething is no fun.

  13. Carrie says:

    What an adorable picture! And I have to say, I’m a little bit jealous of this (not the teething but the cuddly baby!). Peyton won’t sleep on me/anywhere near me anymore. She wants to be in her crib. Yay for independence… but I miss the snuggling!

    I hope the teething ends for you soon and the peace is restored!

  14. Meg says:

    That picture is ridiculously cute–look at his tummy poking out! I hope that everything starts calming down soon. Teething doesn’t sound like a very fun process.

  15. your couch looks way too inviting. Don’t be surprised if you come home one day and see my big ass sprawled out on it snoozing and farting in my sleep on it! ;-)

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