(I so wanted to add UGH!!!!! to that title.) Today is our first good day with Monkey in about a week. He is getting all four of his 2 year molars and it has been awful lately. We were up in the night for hours with him for about 5-6 nights in a row (finally caught a break on that one last night). It got so bad that the night before last, I was in tears on the couch with him watching TV at 2AM.
As bad as that has been, I know poor Monkey has been in serious discomfort. His gums are all red and swollen and we’ve had a little bleeding when brushing teeth, too. He ran a low-grade fever for about 4 days, refused to eat much of anything, and had some bowel issues to boot. He’s been crazy clingy and nursing more than he did as a newborn (so that whole weaning thing is on the back burner for now). He’s also been crabby, grumpy, and aggressive, especially toward me. I can’t tell you how many times in the last week I’ve been hit, kicked, bitten, head-butted, or had my hair pulled. It is SO hard to keep your cool when you’re going on very little sleep, you’re being constantly hurt, and you’ve got a toddler on your breasts 24/7. Christmas was not very pleasant for us this year, unfortunately, though Monkey got a ton of great stuff and I know he had moments of fun (as did we).
On the plus side, I’ve been reading lots on 2 year molars and have seen many people reference the fact that sleep got much better than it had ever been once they are in. Keep your fingers crossed, friends!
I will do a more upbeat Christmas post soon, but wanted to share the misery in case others of you are in the same boat.