Friday, 7 March 2014
110 mummy minutes
Teething nap. As desperately typed into an iPhone on 18th of February.
First 20 minutes: screaming and crying in the cot, trying to escape.
Next 10: screaming and crying on mummy while mummy cries and sings.
Next 20: asleep on mummy while she fumes about being stuck on an uncomfortable stool in a dark nursery. iPhone only has 13% charge. She calculates how long it's been since she last ate anything (6 hours). Gets more annoyed. Seethes about how unfair it is that she doesn't get any break today while simultaneously kicking herself for being a selfish jerk. Poor little guys has tiny bones ripping through his gums.
Next 20: finds a moderately more comfortable position which means legs up on the side of the cot. Uses precious little battery life to tweet situation because misery loves company and she isn't one to suffer in silence.
Baby stirs and she instinctively holds her breath because as uncomfortable as she is, she isn't ready to deal with baby just yet.
Next 20: hugs baby a little closer despite butt going numb and back screaming. Getting over her self-pity at not getting a break today because really, how often does she get to snuggle the little guy these days and as annoyed as she is, it is kind of nice to have an excuse to not get anything 'constructive' done. Really, teething must be a real downer for the little guy and he deserves some relief. Maybe she dozes a little.
Actually enjoys the quiet time although s low blood sugar headache is starting to kick in and she's getting really thirsty and a tiny bit concerned about how and when she'll get to eat. Really needing to pee and the rainstorm white noise isn't helping.
Starting to get uncomfortable again. Comfy feelings are starting to fade as she realizes the day he finally starts napping longer she can't take advantage of the break.
Last 20: All calm and loving feelings quickly disappearing as bladder gets more uncomfortable and headache increases. Throat and lips unbearably dry now. Back is starting to scream again. Legs going numb from being propped up on the cot for an hour and a half.
Baby wakes, bleary eyed. Cries until he realizes it's mummy holding him. Gives a sleepy smile and starts crying again just in case she thought it might be an easier afternoon.