This last week has been my most challenging yet as a new Mama. Between still not feeling rested up after both me and the little guy were sick and the busyness of our everyday life, Matthew has started the teething process within the last week. At three months old.
This means I have a super fussy baby who simply cannot sleep without either some sort of painkiller or being cuddled up on my chest. Oh, and did I mention the drool?! I don’t know how such a little person could muster up that much spit! I’m constantly wiping up the drool that’s pooling in his neck rolls.
Anyways, I’m not used to him being so dependent. He’s dependent on a regular day, for sure, but ever since he was born he’s needed his alone time, just him on his play mat or in his bouncer. And as he gets older, his alone time has increased. If he’s fussing for seemingly no reason, all I have to do is put him down with his toys and he’ll be as content as ever for a good 30 minutes if not closer to an hour. That said, I can get a lot of housework and business done in that hour, leaving me with time to nap when he goes down himself.
Being that I’m still not rested up from the sleepless nights when he and I were both sick, the lack of sleep I’m getting now with trying to balance taking naps and getting things done has totally exhausted me. Thankfully, though, I have an amazing husband who is willing to stay home in the evenings and take over so that I can head to bed early. Slowly but surely I’m catching up on sleep.
So, as for tips on teething babies, I’m open to advice and suggestions!