Teething is cruel. It turns the sweetest & happiest of babies into irrational & angry babies. Those irrational & angry babies make for tired & grumpy mommas. Well, at my house, anyway. Until the last week or so, Eleanor was in a good routine of going to sleep about 7:30pm & sleeping a solid 12-13 hours. I was really liking the whole "sleeping til 8:30am" thing. Not anymore. I think all of this crawling has her overly exhausted and many evenings we are just trying to make it until 7 so we can give her a bottle & put her to bed. And then she wakes up at 6am and wants to stay awake. Gone are the days of laying her in our bed in the mornings and snuggling up for another hour of sleep. Now it's more like holding her down & praying that she might actually go back to sleep while keeping your eyes closed tight to protect from pokey little baby fingers that are way more curious than they are sleepy. The last two days have been particularly grumpy and now a new bottom tooth is starting to break through. Ah, good ol' teeth. This morning she was up at 5:30am. Have I ever mentioned that I'm a tad bit grumpy when I'm tired & sleepy? And that I'm not a morning person? It's true. All that being said, we've got a generally happy, always inquisitive, into everything 10 month old who pretty well calls the shots around here.
I finally painted Eleanor's toenails for the first time & she's quite impressed. She points them out several times a day & wants to see my toes, too.