My Grumpy Girl

This is my tired and grumpy girl ready to throw in the towel at the end of the day.

Today was rough. It was a terrible, horrible, no good, very bad day.

It was one giant series of unfortunate events and Fern was a total grump ALL day long. It started out with Fern waking up to pee-soaked PJs and sheets and missing her six-month doctor’s appointment. It ended with a crying baby who was hungry and exhausted, but wouldn’t eat and finally just passed out in my arms. There were a lot of other challenging moments in between. Those were JUST the highlights!

Maybe I’d gotten a little too comfortable with her easy-going, happy temperament, but for some reason I kind of just assumed it would last forever. Sadly, though I think it may have come to an end with teething on the horizon.

Whatever the case, the past few days have been challenging. Just when I thought I was getting into a groove and figuring out this whole motherhood thing, Fern goes and throws me a curve ball and changes up her game. I guess that I’ll just be able to chalk this up as a learning experience once we get through this new stage, but it doesn’t make it any less difficult in the here and now.

I just have to keep reminding myself:  I will get through this… I will get through this… I will get through this…

 

Lauren Hartmann is the founder of The Little Things We Do, a blog about life and adventures in Portland Oregon. Follow her on Twitter and Facebook, or catch up on all of her posts here on Babble.

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