Alice enjoying homemade cards from Canada.
Just when I feel like I am getting the hang of this caring-for-a-newborn thing, Alice throws me a curve ball. Like today, for instance... she wants nothing to do with napping in her crib. Nothing! Yesterday during the day she took three 2-hour naps in her crib. Today? Um. She's been cat-napping in my arms all day in 20 to 30 minute intervals and the second I get her even near her crib, her eyes spring open and she's immediately cranky. And now it's 4PM and I just put her in there for a nap. Let's see how long it lasts.
Don't get me wrong, I love holding Alice (either in my arms or the Moby) but it makes taking a shower or doing laundry or making lunch for myself a bit difficult. Too bad we live so far away from everyone. It would be really helpful to have family or friends living close by to lend a hand!
Any advice?! Alice is eating every 1.5 to 2 hours in the day and every 2.5 to 3.5 hours at night so I don't think it's a hunger thing. Maybe a growth spurt? But she's a newborn, for godsakes... aren't they always in a growth spurt?!
And, honestly, I feel like I will never be able to leave the house again. I mean, how could I possibly even venture to the grocery store with this ticking time-bomb of a cranky and overly tired infant? Please tell me it gets easier! I know it does.... but when?! I just need to hear it from some been-there-done-that moms.