Monday, August 30, 2010

Day 54: August 27th, 2010

Today was the rehearsal & rehearsal dinner for my brother-in-law's wedding. It was all downtown Chicago so I thought this would be the perfect opportunity to grab tons of photos (especially of Paige with relatives who live on the west coast) but seriously all I got was this one before the rehearsal started!! It was so hectic and it was too much between meeting up with people, taking care of Paige alone, trying to fend off relatives while she was overstimulated and trying to sleep, helping set up, and pulling my camera out of the bag.

It was SUCH a long day for Paige (3 hour commute downtown then 2 hours for the rehearsal then 4 hours for the dinner) but tomorrow will be even worse. About 5 minutes before the rehearsal started I decided I should try to change Paige then I could feed her during the rehearsal and hopefully she'd play quietly throughout it. So I took her to the changing station and she just started screaming at the top of her lungs. Like would not stop. So I tried giving her a pacifier and she quieted down long enough for me to get off her diaper then she started up even louder!! I was trying so hard to keep her quiet because A.) she was the only baby there and I didn't want people getting annoyed and B.) this was all in the church with about 70 people there (my husband's family is big on inviting people to the rehearsal) and it was totally quiet except for Paige. Nothing made her happy - she just didn't want to get changed!! So I had to change her while HOLDING her which was not easy! Afterwards I took her outside and fed her which helped her calm down a lot. She sat through the last half of the rehearsal really nicely but around 8 pm at the dinner she just lost it and had a meltdown. We ended up leaving early (every one else stayed out til about midnight or 1 am) so I am stressing big time about tomorrow.


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