That Mommy Lady

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15 Not So Obvious Reasons My Baby Might Be Crying

Nothing is more stressful for me as a mom than when my baby is crying and I don't know why. I'm lucky that my girl usually only cries for the basics: to eat, a diaper change, maybe a snuggle (or unfortunately, when she's fighting sleep). Sometimes, when we've covered all the obvious causes and she's still going, I start wondering why she's really wailing. She can be a pretty serious baby, so it seems like she might have some pretty serious concerns, that I can only begin to guess at. Sometimes I wonder if she's:

  1. Upset that Game of Thrones is over until next year 
  2. Self-conscious about being bald
  3. Possessed by demons
  4. Has a diaper wedgie
  5. Trying to ask for an iPhone 
  6. Wants to play PokemonGo
  7. Still mad about that time an old lady mistook her for a boy and I didn't correct her
  8. Feels I don't “get” her style vibe and dislikes her outfit
  9. Dislikes me
  10. Sick of eating the same thing all the time 
  11. Would like sole possession of my bed (but would settle for a bigger crib)
  12. Thinks she's too cool for Mommy and Me class
  13. Objects to me plastering her photos all over the Internet (and may have a point) 
  14. Wants an allowance
  15. Doesn't think she gets enough screen time 

I'm sure before I know it, she'll be talking up a storm and telling me exactly what she's pissed off about. Fingers crossed it's not number 9. 

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