Can a Mama Get Some Help?

My little girl is upstairs right now, crying as if her heart is breaking. Not cute little wails, oh no. These are full-on screams.

Even worse? Every once in a while, she lets out a chorus of “ma ma ma ma ma MA!” I know she supposedly doesn’t know what she’s saying, but that doesn’t do my heart any good.

There’s nothing wrong, really. She’s clean, she’s dry, she has a full tummy. She just wants her mommy. Has wanted her mommy for most of the last 48 hours. She’s teething or something, I don’t know. All I know is that my back hurts, my head hurts, I have a crick in my neck, a slobbery shoulder and a shirt polka dotted with various baby stains.

I’ve rocked her, sang her songs, read her books, played with her, tickled her, let her sleep on my chest. She’s sucked on ice cubes, gnawed on teething rings and practically eaten a hole in my shirt.

Nothing helps. She’s miserable, I’m miserable, and now, because you’re reading this, you’re probably a little more miserable, too.

The point? Teething sucks. Sucks donkey kong. And I’m out of ideas.

So, internet, I’m asking you. Is there anything I can do to help her? Other than feed her (and myself) whiskey? I could use a little help…before I start crying for my mommy.

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