But housewives' affairs have never an end." - Thomas Tusser
Today I am choosing to write about the small breaks I had over the weekend, instead of a long gripe about how hard this last week was. Trying something new.
We had exactly a week in between when her front bottom teeth came in and the start of new teething. I couldn't tell you where it is her teeth are coming in now, but she is most certainly teething again, including waking up in pain last night. It was a nice, week-long break from the intermittent fussing and occasional total panic that teething brings on poor Maevie. I definitely enjoyed this break in the teething process, although I had hoped it would last longer.
There was also a brief break in Maeve's new nocturnal pattern; on Friday night, she woke up 7 times between 8pm and 5:30am, but blissfully, on Saturday night, she only woke up once. This is good because I had a pretty good breakdown on Saturday after trying to take two naps and not getting any sleep during either of them. But last night, although frustrating, taught me two things: one is that sometimes when she wakes now, it's because her teeth hurt; two, that bringing her to bed with us when I just can't get her to go back to sleep in her crib can work. She only woke three times last night, so that was a real relief.
So the quote isn't entirely true, I had several respites this weekend, and I am so grateful for them. And now it's less than two weeks till my parents arrive, and I will have lots of help for almost a month.