A couple of people suggested after this post that I might be about to get my period back. Indeed, I have! I enjoyed spending a year without it, and I am not best pleased to see it again. I seem to be having some delayed PMS today because Edith is driving me up the wall. She is sleeping really well at night now, but I cannot get her to fall asleep for naps at all during the day. She gets cranky and exhausted and clearly needs to fall asleep, but she fights against it with every fiber of her being while I rock my arms off and shush myself blue in the face. After heroic tenacity on my part, her eyelids will finally start to droop…and then “bramafaaaaa,” she fights awake again, victorious, to continue whining in my ear. At the moment, I have parked her in her donut because I just cannot deal with her anymore, and she’s just sitting there waggling her feet around, wide-eyed. I mean, I guess that’s fine and all, but the longer she goes without napping the more impossible she’s likely to be later. She is just exactly like me; if only she were scrolling on her phone and overeating while fighting her true needs this hard, the resemblance would be uncanny.

Thank god my mother gets back tonight. I’m looking forward to her reappearance a lot more than my period’s.


  1. Zandy says:

    I remember a similar stage, and one of the pediatric nurses said “listen, just put (it) in (its) crib and leave. Go outside for 5 minutes, or take a shower.” (I can’t remember if it was the twins or grant, but probably all three because I do not learn lessons like this without a fight.) And I was like “Hmm, I think what I’ll do instead is continue to do all these things in a bid to get it/them to sleep and just see if it finally works.” And it did not! All that to say, good luck sucker.

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    1. Elizabeth says:

      Haha yes, “that sounds like excellent advice I couldn’t possibly take” is my typical response also. I’ve since discovered that this particular bout of crankiness was because E was working on an absolutely enormous shit.


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      1. Zandy says:

        Well, who among us?

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