2) Speaking of Sunday night...OH.EM.GEE, y'all, that was rough. Really rough. Last night wasn't great--it took her a full half an hour of coddling to get her to sleep. But it wasn't anything like the screaming-fighting-sleeping-with-all-her-might
3) Yesterday was not a normal day. I ended up taking her to the doctor at 10 am, which is during naptime, normally. No ear infection. No sinus infection. And not really any signs of teeth. Of course. Oh well. The appointment served two purposes: it proved that my mommy instinct isn't 100% off (I didn't think she had an ear infection) and it gave us the peace of mind that nothing is seriously wrong. But of course the crazy napping lead to being up overnight. Twice. Yawn.
4) Thank you SO much for the comments on my Sunday post. I really appreciate the reassurance from you all that it's totally normal to feel the way I did (do?). I agree that more mommies need to be more forthcoming about the struggles we face. I had someone ask me the other day, "Isn't being a mommy the best thing in the world?" I had to pause and think about it. I LOVE Baby girl. LOVE LOVE LOVE her. But right now I'm having a hard time thinking of anything but a secluded beach, sun, 70 degree weather, and a strawberry daiquiri as the best thing in the world. I, of course, smiled and talked about how wonderful it is. And I felt like a big fat liar. And this was when she was sleeping through the night!
5) Baby Girl's party...we're in the last few days. We have a plan. It's a plan that's going to mean less sleep for The Hubby and me, but we'll have a presentable house, some food, some decorations, and hopefully a fun party for everyone. We will be crashing on Sunday, though.