Saturday, March 4, 2017

When a baby cries for 2 hours non-stop

Sunset while it was snowing. Looked more snowy a minute before but alas, no camera
The rare moment she wasn't crying

Nothing is more frustrating than trying to soothe a crabby baby. I've watched her several times during her brief life (2 months old today!) and she has never fussed for more than a minute but last night, for 2 hours she screamed while we tried everything to make her happy. She had her first set of shots recently so she could have been reacting to them and she seemed to have an upset stomach. Julie must have eaten something that  disagreed with Hannah. At one point, we had both of the girls crying as Steve hurt Allie's feelings. Are we having fun yet? We were very happy to see the parents return.

They were out entertaining Brazilians. A while back, Josh spent a month in Bahia teaching engineers the company's computer programs. They liked him so much, they wanted him down there on a long term basis. Unfortunately for Josh, he no longer is involved with training. He did enjoy seeing other parts of the world but now he has those 2 little girls. The couple they went out with is on a 2 year assignment here. No thanks to the Zika virus, Bahia has lots of the Zika mosquitos, this couple put off having a family but now that they are in the frozen, lifeless tundra of Michigan, let the family begin. She is due in the fall. In Brazil, almost all babies are born by C-section. Since she is due to deliver at Julie's hospital,i.e. the Chop Shop, perhaps it won't be different here. In Brazil, juice drinking is very common at every meal. Josh's favorites being mango and cashew fruit. At the Italian restaurant last night, the woman ordered orange juice. The waiter was taken back. No one ever orders orange juice at dinner (not open for breakfast). I assume the bar had some. A friend of mine came over to meet the new baby, who by that time had tired herself out and was quiet.

It has been very cold here but today, at least the roads didn't have ice on them so I could run without worrying about slipping.

It has been 5 months now since I began my self improvement  plan. A bit more than 45 pounds now; nine pounds a month. I spent some time today removing the now huge pants from my drawers. Hopefully I will never need them again.


Elephant's Child said...

I can remember the panic I felt as a young thing baby-sitting a child who started crying as her parents car left the drive and who continued until she fell into an exhausted sleep.
It must have felt good to move those clothes out...

Anonymous said...

Marshall was a fussy baby at that age. Every evening he cried and cried. I would walk him, and pat him, and jiggle him and sing to him. Knowing what I know of him now, I should have tried a tight wrap and putting him down alone in a dark, silent room. I believe he was very overstimulated. (Or maybe she was just getting sick.) Eileen

Starting Over, Accepting Changes - Maybe said...

I remember watching one of my granddaughters when she was an infant. Like you, I could find no way to stop her from crying. Luckily it was warm out so I put her in her carriage and walked her around the neighborhood. She screamed most of the way, but finally fell asleep just before we arrived home. Then I had to remove her seat from the carriage which woke her up and the crying started again. I was very happy to return her to my daughter that night.

Teri Bernstein said...

Congrats on your weight loss progress! Very impressive!

Sue in Italia/In the Land Of Cancer said...

There were periods, fortunately brief, in which it was impossible to soothe my own children. The advantage of grandchildren is that you can give them back. Taking a bay for a walk usually did the trick which is one reason to have babies in the spring. Unfortunately, we did not have good weather that night.

Yep I have lost lots of weight, two pounds now from not being considered medically overweight. Sadly I have a while before I am at my 'ideal' weight but at least I am closer


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