Wednesday, May 11, 2005

Parenting Cheatsheet

OK, Sarahlynn, check back here from time to time to remind yourself that everything is a cycle. You're not really experiencing everything for the first time everytime. No, really.
  1. Fussing, clingy, not eating Ellie: check for TEETHING!
  2. Won't sleep at night, won't nap Ellie: Developmental explosion! Learning new things! Look for exciting progress!

In related news, Ellie is getting all 4 of her eye teeth at once. She is such a trooper! She spent the painful moments this afternoon between one dose of Motrin wearing off and the next dose taking effect by morosely pointing at and identifying body parts. This girl knows so much! And she couldn't be any cuter. It's impossible to imagine.


none said...

It´s not the most easiest, but it´s certainly the most wonderful, to watch a child grow! :)

Jessica said...

I couldn't agree more.

Dreaming again said...

And then they become teenagers, and you desperately miss the teething, diapers, tempertantrums, excitement of "fussy I don't want to sleep I want to explore my world but I'm exhuasted so I'm cranky" ... days ...

Enjoy every single minute of these times. From the tears to the cheers.

trisha said...

Hahaha! I know! I always felt like it was a Brand New Thing when it was one of the things you mentioned.

In fact, R isn't feeling well, and it took me a day or two to realize that is why he is such a big crank.

The developmental spurts are so fun! Hooray for you guys!

And, wow, four eye teeth at once?!!!! She is a trooper!

Siobhan said...

Harper is cutting her 4 eye teeth right now, too! I'm with you in spirit.