How to Title a Blog.

I really have no clue.  Today, I wanted to write about how I’m fighting the urge to just sit and watch all of my shows on Hulu, and ignore all other responsibilities.  (Modern Family!  Glee!  House!)  Really, does cleaning the house, showering and doing laundry sound HALF as awesome?!

Woah, sleep issues.  Ronan had a late nap yesterday.  Nanny let him go down at 5, and he slept until Brock got home at around 5:45.  He then resisted sleep until after I got home from work, nearly 11 pm.  How did he stay awake for so long?!  He never goes more than 3 hours during the day without a nap, yet he can stay up for six hours at night while fighting sleep?  I think that’s what’s known as over-exhaustion.  We’ve seen so little in the way of improvements, it’s hard to imagine anything other than the status quo.  This is our life… I heard a song yesterday by the Barenaked Ladies – “Who needs sleep, yeah, you’re never gonna get it…” – totally appropriate.

He also woke up at almost exactly 3 am, and screamed for half an hour.  He is inconsolable – wont let me hold him, wont let me rock him, wont let me nurse him; it’s utterly heartbreaking.  I sit and watch him writhe and scream with tears pouring down my face.  I have no idea what’s going on, and no idea what to do.  Ronan’s pediatrician says it’s behavioral, and he’s just throwing fits to get what he wants, to get picked up.  My gut tells me something is hurting him, and it’s tearing me apart.  If he just wanted attention or to be picked up, wouldn’t he stop ONCE HE WAS PICKED UP?  It’s time for us to go for a second opinion.  And since I’m still nursing, it’s also time for me to try some drastic moves.  Cutting out diary seems like an insurmountable task, but it’s worth a try.  If I’m not willing to quit nursing, I need to be willing to try something else that might help.  No cheese.  No butter.  No ice cream.  I might cry.

  • Janus

    Usually for me, the subject of an entry will suggest a title.

    As for Ronan, can you keep him from taking so many naps during the day? Maybe if you keep him awake during the day, he might sleep more at night.

    • Mandy

      I guess I could always title my blogs at the END… since I never know what I’m going to write about until it’s over.

      The whole nap thing – I guess the idea is that the better the naps are, the better the sleep are. Sleep = sleep, right? So supposedly, the longer he naps, the more likely it is that he’ll sleep well at night.

      But honestly, I don’t know what to believe any more. Nothing works, so everything fails!

  • Spellbound

    Hi Tempest, Spellbound from sc-source here. I’m no expert, but I saw somewhere that states babies should sleep all the time. So I wouldn’t cut morning naps if I were you. Anyway, getting that second opinion should be a top priority imo. That’s just something I remembered.

    As for the title of your blog, besides Ronan, what do you want to talk about on it? Try wordplays with those subjects and maybe throwing in Ronan’s name. Oh maybe something paradoxical or completely unrelated at first glance. Example: Tempestuous. Yeah, not very imaginative, but it could relate to the hecktic life of motherhood or whatever. Hope that helps.

    • Mandy

      Got ya on the nap thing! We’ve been trying to make naps LONGER instead of SHORTER!

      Thanks for the name idea… I actually really like it! Brock and I were discussing this today, and for right now, I think I’m gonna leave my blog called “TempestBeauty” since that’s sort of who I’ve been online for the past 5-6 years. I appreciate the help 😀