Wednesday, June 4, 2008

This message is sponsored by Motrin, Baby Orajel, and Dove Chocolates

I have been blessed that for the majority of Bear's 16 months on earth he has been a great sleeper. I have always been a little afraid to say anything for fear of jinxing it. He usually sleeps a solid 13 hours a night with at least 2 hours of nap time or more during the day. I'll duck while you Moms throw something at me.

Last night my illusions of grandeur were shattered. I stayed up late talking to the hubby and we didn't settle down to sleep until around 12-12:30ish. Around 1 a.m. Bear started crying out some. Now it's not unusual for him to cry out a few times in his sleep. So I listened for a little bit on the baby monitor to see if he was settling down. He continued the cry outs for awhile so I decided to peek in. Big mistake.

The little whimpers I heard before were nothing compared to the full on wails of a child who realizes Momma is up and in his room. MUST.GET.OUT.OF.CRIB.NOOOOOWWWWW. OK so I get him up and lay on the couch in his room for awhile rubbing his back. Typically this works if he is upset. Then I lay him down. Big mistake, again. So I leave the room for a bit hoping he will settle down and fall asleep on his own.

I go through this until somewhere in the neighborhood of 4:30 a.m. Trying out milk, juice, food, back rubs, baby Motrin until we finally both crash at 4:30 in my bed. At 8:00 a.m. he awakes refreshed and ready to party. Momma, not so much. I get up and feed him breakfast and let him play for as long as I can stay awake and then put him down at 10 a.m. for a nap. It is 1:48 and he is still down. I know I need to go wake him up or potentially incur the wrath of an angry toddler at 3 a.m. tonight but ugh I am tired. And yes, I did take a nice nap from 10- 1. Thank God I am not working. I still don't know what caused last night's up all night baby fiesta. No fever, not hungry, not thirsty, not cold, not hot, clean diaper. I guess we can chalk this one up to teething. Thank God for the Dove milk chocolates I bought last night at the store. They make anything bearable.


Anonymous said...

Amen on the Dove chocolate.

Hope tonight is better!

Tranny Head said...

BWAHAHAHA *maniacal laughter*

Welcome to the club of sleepless night babies . . . pull up a chair and a big glass of booze!

Marmarbug said...

Welcome to the nights of "Seriously kid WTH is wrong?" I hope that was just a freak deal.

Stephanie said...

My 15 month old is doing this, too. He's about to get his first tooth (yes, at FIFTEEN MONTHS OLD). Just hang in there. If he's extra cranky before bed give him some tylenol then before you go to bed, sneak in the room and give him some motrin (if it's at least 3 hours since the tylenol). The combined effects will hopefully last him through the night.

And it's refreshing to hear about another parent who's kid sleeps well. It's all in the training! Did you happen to read baby whisperer? That was my savior!

Haley said...

Hope things go better tonight, me and Jackson have been there too!

My fix is the cinnamon roll thingie from Mcdonalds! :-)

Indy said...

Self medicating with chocolate will get you through most anything. The naps help too. Hang in there. Just keep telling yourself that it will pass. Hopefully it will soon.