This past weekend seemed to invoke more 'cry baby' behavior then usual. The majority of the source came from Natalie. So lets break it down by each "waa-er" shall we?Natalie
I'm starting with her, because like I said, she is the biggest culprit. She always seems to be reverting back to her newborn ways. She cries every time we put her to sleep (for bed or for nap) and she cries every time she wakes up. On Saturday I put her for her second nap at 4:00pm. She napped for less then 45 minutes and woke up to her a teary cry. I left her alone 20 minutes to see if she would go back to sleep. No such luck. Of course when she takes a short nap, she tends to be even more cranky towards the evening. Vanessa doesn't have this problem whatsoever. At night a few hours after we have put Natalie to sleep, she has been waking up and crying. We have no idea why. Her pacifier is still in her mouth when we check up on her. Her diaper is clear of any poop. Perhaps she could have bad dreams but I don't know.Jadon
He's still pretty sensitive. Usually when it comes to feeding himself, he's pretty self sufficient. There are those times when he's spooning or forking something off his plate, he say "need help." And of those times Fiona and I will be occupied with feeding the girls or washing the dishes. Most of the time when he requests assistance its because he has no confidence in himself or he's lazy. We'll say "Jadon, you can do it yourself. You're a big boy now." Then that's when you might see his lower lip stick out and his eyes start to tear up.
Last night, Grandma and Grandpa were over. Jadon had invited them to come over after dining out with them. He was quite ecstatic to have company over. Well it was time to put the girls to sleep (Natalie was cranky as heck). Fiona and I told Jadon to entertain G&G while we put his sisters to sleep. He started to bawl like a baby. He wanted to be put to bed for fear that G&G were going to take him over to their place. Somewhere he lost the lines of communication. Grandma even volunteered to put him to sleep in his own bed but he started to tear up even more.Vanessa
She's been pretty good for the most part. Yesterday morning she woke up early crying. We left her alone and she eventually fell back to sleep. When we checked on the kiddies to get them up for the day, she apparently had chucked all of her stuffed animals as well as her two pacifiers (one of them was even clipped onto her PJs).
Lastnight we we went to the Elephant Bar for dinner. Fiona, the kids, and I were waiting in the foyer (for G&G). Vanessa was walking near me when Jadon apparently set off the alarm (boy did I lecture him). Vanessa in the meantime got really startled and wanted to be picked up. It's so cute how she raises her arms towards me. Anyways her hands were shaking and she wouldn't let me put her down. When I did she'd break out into a total cry. The only way that she'll let you hold her without squirming is if she hurts herself or she gets scared.