Thursday, October 9, 2008

Oh Brother, Why do you cry so much?

Some of you may or may not know that my little man loves to cry and cry and cry, sometimes even when he is getting what he wants. (That would be mommy holding him and walking around). Well, this mommy is tired, beyond tire, more like exhausted with all the crying. So upon my mothers advice (how I hate to admit that my mom is right) I have begun "training" him for lack of a better word. How am I doing this....well we start in the bouncy seat...when he starts crying after a few minutes, I move him to his boppy on his tummy, when he tires of this, I move him to the swing, and so on. Also when he is done with playing if I am holding him and he continues to cry, I put him down and go about my business while he has a little temper tantrum. After a few minutes I pick him up again, if he doesn't stop the fussing, back down he goes. After a couple times he realizes that mommy will hold him if he stops fussing. This has allowed me to sit and rock him to sleep for the first time in weeks.

Anyway we have only been in this routine for a day now, but it will continue. I am more rested, he is crying less and less. So Mother you were RIGHT!!!

Hopefully he will start being better for our nursery workers, I feel horrible leaving him (not so much for his sake) but for the workers who have had to deal with his tantrums and crying! Anyway, if anyone out there has anymore advice that could help little man and his momma feel free to comment and I will take it or leave it :)!


Dawn said...

I'm so glad you and Jarrett are working on that and it's working out for you! How exhausted you must be!

Kara said...

I would say you are doing good! I would be letting him cry it out some too! Have you tried a sling? I am using one some when Cole is a little fussy and I still need to be up and around doing stuff...who knows! I am praying you get the rest you need soon!

Mandy said...

I think that your moms advice is good. Tough love. I will admit that the more children you have, the easier it seems to be to listen to them cry. I also have a friend who had a horrible cranky infant, but now he is about 5 months old and she said he is completely different, so just hang in there!