Dear Haven,This 15 month marker has been a bit of a doozy. I'm gonna blame your teeth, but you might just be finding your assertiveness, and this month you have let us know when you are unhappy and are quick to slap our faces, pull out hair, or kick when we tell you "no." It's not funny. Well other people seem to find it funny, but I'm over it so can you please take it down a notch? Maybe it's your defense mechanism against your older sister but it seems you usually take it out on your daddy and me so I'm not sure.
You'd never know this sweet silly girl can throw a mean punch!
Just as we got you sleeping through the night again, you reverted back to waking a few times and the only thing that seems to calm you down is mama. I think it's your teeth...I forgot how much those little tiny things can wreak havoc on a routine! I've been losing sleep, losing my temper, and drinking way more caffeine than should be allowed just to function this week. But then you look at me with that big toothy grin, pat my shoulder, cuddle up to me, and I remember this stage is fleeting and it will pass and I'll blink and you'll be different. So I'll down another Dr. Pepper and try to stay awake to play baby dolls and read you another page of another board book because I love you and that's what mommies do!Love you,