And just like that.... it stopped. Sunday night Charlotte was still throwing such a fit at bedtime that she (again) threw up all over her crib within five minutes of being put in.
Monday she went down for her nap without a peep, and has basically done the same thing ever since. We have had some different issues due to her having a cold but no more of the crazy screaming freak outs at nap/bedtime.
I don't know, I don't get it. I wish I had some magical answer that I could share with everyone else going through it but I honestly have no idea. It just confirms my belief though that we, the mom's of babies and toddlers, spend all our time trying to make sense of the basically nonsensical. We look at everything through an adult's eyes, we want a reason, an answer, an explanation for every whimper, every sleepless night, every cranky day.
Is it colic? teething? four month wakeful period? gas? separation anxiety? room too hot? crib too hard? they're hungry? cold? pajamas too tight? molars coming in?
Sometimes, it just... is. Sometimes I can't sleep. Sometimes I wake up crabby. Sometimes I don't want to eat my dinner. And it's not my molars or gas. It just is.
In more good news, we had an appointment with Katie's pediatric cardiologist this week. He said her heart looked beautiful!! The Amplatzer device looks perfect and has closed the PDA. More importantly, the valve they ballooned looked good - still narrow but better. The heart just looks great, she looks great - he said her results from the surgery they did in October are the absolute best they could have hoped for. Such a huge huge relief - thank God. We don't have to go back for a year now, and she will probably always have to go yearly to be monitored but hopefully that's it.
She definitely looks healthy! And is the world's sweetest baby. She all of a sudden loves everyone so much - she kisses me constantly, pats me on the arm, rubs my back, runs over and lays her head on my knee. Charlotte has been very sweet and affectionate for awhile, and now Katie is right there with her. They are such cuddly, loving, good girls....
and of course, crazy monkeys too. But that's what makes it all so fun.