Thursday, September 12, 2013

Patience & Play

Yesterday was a rough day. Something we (thankfully) haven't had in a while.

Connor was just in the foulest of foul moods. He woke up 2 times the night before, crying and the only way I could get him back to sleep was to rock him until he passed out. Normally, I can just give him his pacifier and he is okay. Not this time. I enjoy the cuddling but at 3AM? I'd rather us both be sleeping. 

From the moment I got him from his crib, I knew it was going to be a humdinger of a day. He would whine and cry and throw a fit unless I was holding him. Which is so not normal. Kid likes to crawl, discover and play. None of those things made him content yesterday. We went to a morning play date and he was okay, but far from as active as he usually is. When I tried to swing him on the swing set, he would cry. No usual. So back home we went. Connor has been taking stellar naps lately, 3-4 hours each afternoon. That also went out the window yesterday. He slept for a little over an hour. Yuck.

After running out of ideas of what I could do to make him chipper and giving him teething medicine (thinking that could be the problem), I decide to pack him up and take him to the park again, hoping a little time outdoors would cheer Connor up.

It's amazing what some fresh air can do.

The fact that he could see Momma through the tunnel was hilarious

Any time a vehicle would drive by, he would stop and check it out. Boy loves cars, trucks & buses
Going down the slide. How big does he look here?
Just a swingin'
He is OBSESSED with mulch and rocks. Showing Momma what he found.
45 minutes later, he was feeling a little better but I could tell he didn't feel 100%. Today has been more of the same but instead of waiting until he has pushed us both to our limits, we spent a good 2 hours playing outside this morning.

Some days are rocky and I don't know what to do to make him happy. It's hard because he is usually so very cheerful so on the days when he isn't, it's rough on the both of us. But yesterday, Connor taught me how important it is to be patient with him.

He also taught me that no matter how bumpy the day is, a little play makes every thing better. 

2 comments:

  1. Definitely sounds like teething, hope he feels better soon.

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  2. Yep, sounds like teething. I hope they come through quickly!
    The park does WONDERS for us, too. We go almost every day!

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