Tuesday, February 1, 2011

There's Always a Positive

Ok, so I cried tonight...but really only because I had a long day, I was tired, and Colin biting my face hit my breaking point. He then proceeded to spit out every bite of dinner that he ate with no problem last night. He didn't want his milk. And then, he kept spitting over, and over, and over again...He wanted to hit his head on the wall when I was putting his pajamas on (another common thing these days). So, I cried, because I just couldn't control it anymore today. What made me cry harder was actually feeling bad that I was upset with him for doing all of these things...I guess it's just one of those days because there is always a bright side to everything right?

There ARE bright sides, I can assure you of this...feeding may be horrible these days, but he is doing so well in other areas.

...he's standing more and more...

...he's climbing like crazy! We don't have stairs in our house (we were visiting in this picture), but we set up makeshift stairs with the couch cushions and he climbs so great!

...he's crawling on hands and knees more and more...

...he's doing more IN a standing position...






...and he is making more attempts to take a step (although he hasn't quite figured it out yet) from side to side towards cruising.



...so as Chris always says to me, tomorrow is another day!

14 comments:

Adrienne said...

Don't ever feel bad Kelli, we've all been there. It's hard because Bennett has some behaviors I don't care for and I know at this age my girls understood a lot more and Bennett doesn't and sometimes I feel myself getting mad at him for that. But then I know I really can't but then I also feel I can't just let him get away with things either-ugh! So hard but Chris is right and Colin is doing wonderful things! He lifts his leg real high just like B when he's trying to cruise-so cute-they're trying so hard, we've got to give them credit for that!

Deanna said...

Sorry it was a rough day! I hope that tomorrow is better! I love his spiked hair do...so stinking cute!

Jen said...

I recently started following since connecting through FB. My LO is a March '09 baby and it seems they are going through some similar issues right now. Feeding is our current nightmare as well. We may need to take stock in Pediasure because it is the only surefire way to get calories in our girl. Hang in there...It will get better...

Jennie said...

Ugh. No worries, Kelli. You're a great mommy and we have ALL had those days!

Wren said...

Oh man it sounds like it's been a rough day, but don't be too hard on yourself, we all have them. Sometimes kids just know the right buttons to push and it sounds like Colin hit them all tonight! Tomorrow is a new day and although it won't be perfect at least it will be new!

He looks so cute climbing those stairs and look at him try to side step...way to go Colin!!!

Erin said...

I've definitely had days like that, actually quite often ;) Lucas has some really bad habits that drive me crazy and I'm working on it with him but it's slow progress. Colin is doing some great things and trying so hard. He is such a little doll face! Hope tomorrow is better.

viv said...

Kelli I am faced with some behaviours I find confronting -actually just wrote about a strategy that is working for me. Owen is really startign to get into table food but only if he is sittign on mum or dads lap !

Suze said...

Sorry you had a bad day! The head banging could be a way he is coping with teething - I read that is common. I get upset too when Tommy refuses to eat what I give him or throws the food all over the place. I'm afraid he is going to starve. But so far he hasn't...but he never refuses applesauce...that's my fail safe!

Nana said...

Sorry Kelli, it's always hard to have "one of those days". Some days you just have to show your emotions, it won't hurt Colin to see that mommy and daddy sometimes get frustrated too! Hang in there, you too are great parents and some day this difficult part will be a distant memory. Feel better and today will be a little day! Hopefully the sun will come out! Love, Mom/Nana

Jenny said...

Love the picture of Colin at the top...He looks so grown up!!
Sorry you had a rough day...Today will be better :)
Colin is doing so many amazing things!! It is so fun watching him learn, I love the videos you put up of him, he is the cutest boy EVER!

Kathy O. said...

Kelli, you are pregnant! When I was pregnant with Evan, everything made me cry. You're tired, uncomfortable, probably can't even breathe with that little person taking up so much of you....I was weepy from super early on until about 6 months after he was born. You go ahead and give yourself the right to cry whenever you feel like it. It's a lot to deal with, even if you weren't expecting another baby. You're a great Mama!!

randy said...

Hi Kelli - Since you have mentioned "normal" and its diverse meanings in certain "aspects" of your life serval times...right back at you on that one. You, sweetie, had a "normal" mommy day yesterday! The fact that you work full time, mommy full time, wife full time, do above and beyond teachable moments/hours with Colin, are pregnant ETC....well that is pushing the "normal" to more like ABOVE & BEYOND. Regardless of the causes - and the lack of credit you give yourself for all that you do individually for Colin & with Chris as Colin's dynamic duo...meltdowns ARE normal. Smile knowing that your hugs, kisses and snuggles are much more the "normal" that those little nibbles/biting issues. Wish for you that you could see in your mirror what others "see" when reading or watching A Colin Day. "Try" lowering that bar just a little where YOU are concerned...even Superwoman gets a break every now and then - and sometimes at Halloween - extra candy for sweetening the tough times! Big Supportive Hugs - albeit cyberly.

Becca said...

Oh, goodness, we ALL feel that way sometimes, and I have often felt bad for being mad. He's exhibiting pretty typical behaviors for his age, that's for sure! And just when you think it'll never end, suddenly they're gone. :-) Great job with standing, Colin!!! Oooooh, he's such a cutie pie!! What a SWEET face!

Hang in there, Kelli!

Michelle said...

sometimes it is hard to find those positives when you have days like that ... but you have found some! Sending you some cyber hugs ... goodness knows I've dissolved into tears many a day because of frustrations over something Kayla was doing, or not doing!