I sincerely apologize if you tried to enjoy a quiet dinner at Red Lobster last night. I hope the screaming baby didn't ruin your mood or appetite.
Yep, we were those people.
My family (all 18 of us) met to celebrate my sister's birthday last night. Unfortunately, Ina didn't want Jessie to have any attention. She even missed her birthday song because she was rocking Ina in the entryway. Super sad.
It wasn't just a little crying. It was full-blown, I'm mad and I want the whole world to know, screaming. And it didn't really stop the two hours we were there.
I tried to take Ina out to the car to feed and calm her, but she wasn't having it. She wasn't hungry. I don't think her stomach was upset. She had a clean diaper. She wasn't teething. She was just mad.
I am starting to sense a pattern here. Anytime Ina is around a larger group of people she gets upset. Quickly. Once she is upset, she can't seem to calm down. This happened at Dan's birthday party and at my friend's gender reveal party.
I think this is probably because Ina doesn't get out much. I am so fortunate to have a live-in nanny, but that leads to Ina only being exposed to the outside world about twice a week. It seems that being around a group of people makes her uncomfortably mad.
Before I had a baby I would have thought the solution to this problem was simple - just don't go anywhere. However, now I see that if we start that habit now, I am going to have an 18 year old who won't leave the house.
So, I am creating a "Baby Training Schedule." I need volunteers to come to my house and stick their heads in Ina's face. Can't come to my house? No worries, we will come to you. What is your address? If you are bothered by a screaming baby, this job isn't for you. If she doesn't cry I will give you a cookie.
I actually had time to cook breakfast yesterday.
Protein pancakes (following this recipe) made with all power foods - oatmeal, cottage cheese, and eggs.
Served with frozen mixed berries.
Lunch was my last loaded sweet potato.
Dinner - I ate about half of my dinner, as I had my hands a little full. I ordered some tropical mahi mahi dish with vegetables, but somehow the vegetables were mashed potatoes?
It was very tempting to just shove those cheesey biscuits into my mouth, but I limited it to one.