Thursday, October 07, 2010
My Name is Mommy
So, of course, Ellie was awake and ready to eat around 11:45. Then, at about 1:00 she awoke--to play. What?!? She's never done that before. I laid in bed listening, waiting for the other shoe to drop. Right on cue at 1:45, she decided she was tired of playing, and wait, where's my paci?? Let the screaming commence. I ran in, pacied her, and she still wasn't happy. Insert another thirty minutes of rocking before she gave me her, "okay, I'm tired now signal".
I was in bed from 2:15 until 4:00 when Lil came in to tell me she was scared of her room. I'm telling you, folks, I was a wreck at that point. Poor Lil. I did my best to be kind, loving and understanding, but if you don't want to be scared in the middle of the night, don't sleep with the giant stuffed alligator on your bed.
Needless to say, when Ellie awoke at 5:30 demanding some grub, I was a groggy mess. I got her into the bed with me so I could nurse her, and didn't awaken again until I was smacked in the face with a flailing fist around 7:00 or so. :shakes head: Ellie was in a quite the happy mood, joyfully flinging her limbs this way and that. Me? I was toast. Still am.
While Ellie does indeed nap during the day, most of the time Lil doesn't. I'm not going to sleep while Lil is still awake, even if she is having rest time. It's just NOT a good idea.
So, B looked at me this morning and said, "Maybe we should switch up who gets up with the kids in the middle of the night--you look awful." Um, thanks? He said he understood he gets up to work outside the house, but that it was obvious I was getting run-down and not catching any breaks.
It was sweet of him, but things will improve. They always do. And, besides, I like being "Mommy", even when it means no sleep. ;o)
1. Ellie likes carrots and sweet potatoes and tolerates pears, peaches and cereal. Give the girl some "cado" and she's set. :oP
2. Lil started writing a book today. She has a difficult time forming shapes so we're making a shapes book. :o)
3. I didn't have to go to work this morning after being up all night with the girls. Hallelujah!
4. RCIA tonight.
5. Beanie is such a silly girlie. Her smile and laughter just melt my heart.