Thursday, June 30, 2011

Sleeping training = FAIL

It’s 2:30 a.m.  The baby monitor erupts in blasts of red light, indicating an unhappy infant in the other room.  I sigh, trudge across the hall, where I find Monkey rocking on his hands and knees and screaming.  I pick him up and he goes limp, sound asleep in my arms.  Smiling, I place him in the crib.  Upon his butt touching the mattress, he wakes up – WIDE awake – and screams.   Repeat process four more times.  Leave baby screaming in crib.  Flop on bed and say, “I’m done , your turn,” to husband, who groans and mumbles something about work in the morning.   Before I can bite his head off lovingly reassure him that I don’t give a rat’s ass his child needs him, he gets up.  Strangely, all is quiet for a minute.  Daddy comes back to bed.  Then, wailing.  Screaming.  Shrieking.  Choking.  Almost vomiting.  The crying is getting worse.  I decide to try “cry it out”, the crying and choking escalate.  The baby is upset.  30 minutes later I can’t take it anymore.  I go in and try to comfort Monkey.  He’s not having it.  He wriggles in my arms, screaming, refusing to be comforted.  I’ve left him to cry and he’s holding a grudge.  Eventually, the crying makes way to sad little hiccups.  Then he’s asleep in my arms.  I place him lovingly in the crib and… yep.  Butt hits mattress and crying commences.  I pick him up, scream, “FINE, YOU WIN!!”, and put him in bed with me.  We both fall asleep immediately.  It’s 4:00.  Sleep training = FAIL. 

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Tuesday, June 28, 2011

New Etsy Product!

New and improved thirsty bibs!  They have a layer of terry cloth in the middle and are sooo cute! 
Get 'em while they're hot!

Sunday, June 26, 2011

Sleep, sleep, sleep already!

After a week of Monkey fighting sleep, he was down today at 8:20 (exactly 8:20.)  This miracle did not come without a fight.  I physically had to hold him down on my lap and rock him until he gave up, but he is asleep!  Thank the good Lord for this!  I feel so bad for him because I can tell he is exhausted, but he just thinks he'll miss something I guess.  There were tears and there was wailing, but eventually, he curled up in my arms, smiled at me, and zonked out.  Now, if only this would repeat every night for the next 18 years (minus the tears!)  We had a good streak, almost 6 months without sleep issues.  Then he learned to move, almost crawl, and started teething and I.Am.So.Tired!  If he wakes up, I'll cry.

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Saturday, June 25, 2011

The Great Debate

So, I mixed plums and bananas for Monkey's dinner yesterday.  He hates bananas, but seemed to love the plums.  This mixture brought smiles and an open mouth, so I say it was a hit.  This sparked The Great Debate of 2011 between my husband and I...

You tell me -    plananas or bananums? 

Friday, June 24, 2011

So, I guess I'm writing a blog...

Blogging...something I might not be able to keep up with! :) 

I guess the first blog entry should be a quick intro.  For anyone who doesn't know me, I'm a mommy to a 6 month old that I will refer to on here as "Monkey" and a public school teacher.  Right now I'm a stay-at-home mommy for a few months, which is going swimmingly well I must say.  I love my Monkey and enjoy spending some quality time with him over the summer.  The past few days he's gone from a calm child to one who is about to crawl, refuses to nurse due to an abundance of distractions, and has decided he doesn't require sleep.  Mommy is tired.  Happy to be home, but tired.

As for my free time, I do have an etsy shop and I love to sew.  I encourage you to check it out! Here's the link.