Tuesday, November 1, 2011

Some peace and quiet...I hope

Seriously, the day after Boo turned 2 it has been Ca-RAZY! No joke. She has woken up almost everynight at 2 freaking out. I don't know what it is she wants but she just jumps up and down, slams her head against her crib and screams at the top of her lungs...well, she actually has a unique scream-its very throaty and it really sounds like it hurts. I've just stopped going in there unless she is "saying" something specific that she needs...not screaming.  HELP.  Sunday was a rough day during sacrament meeting. I was already exhausted from all her outbursts the last few days that trying to keep her occupied and staying in our bench area was just too much. Thankfully, a wonderful lady behind me pulled out her own toy and got Boo's attention for the last five minutes of church.  It was at the right moment because a second before that I gave up. And unless Boo was screaming or jumping on the bench I was going to let her be. ANYWAY, the reason I say all of that was because its providing me an extra incentive to find new things to keep her interest.  Here is what I hope to work on this week:

I'm TOTALLY making this for Boo's Quiet book. I found it on Pinterest but the link didn't work so I don't know where it really came from. This will be so much more fun that her "make a silly face" page...which really was just a "make a happy or sad face".
I think these are a great idea too from Flip Chick Designs. I might need to use simpler pictures for Boo.

1 comment:

Stacey said...

It sounds like she's having night terrors. Fun times. There's nothing you can do since they aren't really awake. If she'll let you hold her you can do that but otherwise just go in and check and make sure she's not hurting herself and remember that this won't last forever. Real nightmares come next. :) The potato heads are perfect. The only thing that worked with Jacob was to take him out of sacrament meeting into a room with nothing in it, not even a chair and leave him in there by himself (we were just outside the door) until he decided that it was more fun in sacrament meeting. We only had to do that a handful of times, seemed to work.