Cranky Mornings

I find my baby to be super cranky in the morning. She is still only a few weeks old, so I am still getting to know her, but mornings are not her finest hour.

Do you want to know why?

Because she has to poo. She has to take a big giant dump, and it is complex for her to figure out how to relax her little tiny anus, while at the same time pushing out a nice sloppy wet poo for me to clean up.

My point in saying this is that when they are so young, their moods are not because they don’t like you, or aren’t super psyched you are their mom, it is because they have some overwhelming bodily function. As adults, we totally take for granted these things, because they have become unconscious activities. We don’t have to concentrate to take our morning craps. But for babies, her taking a shit is a full body experience.

I feel like it is okay to rationalize your baby’s moods so they don’t hurt your feelings. As adults, we get into a bad moods or cry because of our emotional discontents, but I really think that for babies, it is all about them getting used to being inside their bodies.