Friday, July 31, 2009

Rolling After Midnight

Well, last night sucked.  There’s no other way to say it.

After learning to roll over earlier this week, (yay!) Reid is now perfecting the trick on his nice, firm mattress.  Throughout the night he’d practice his new skill and then wake himself up because he couldn’t get back over. 

No one tells you that every time your baby learns something new, you have to learn something, too!  Like how the heck to get a baby back to sleep again when he just wants to show off his turns!  Sometimes he demanded to eat. Sometimes he was just wide awake and wanted to play. Sometimes he screamed and couldn’t be settled.  It was as if he thought WE were waking him up.  Long. Damn. Night.

I lost count after the sixth time I got up.  Yes, you heard right.  I’m guessing my friends with twins or more than one baby have no sympathy. That’s fine. I don’t need sympathy. I need a LONG NAP.

I was tempted to take a photo of him in midnight-meltdown mode, but decided to focus on the task at hand.  So for now, the only evidence is the dark circles under my eyes.  (And there will be no photos of that…)

After the long night, it seemed very appropriate to dress him in this outfit from my mom that says, I love Mommy and Mommy loves me!  I think I now know why people dress their babies in clothes that declare their love.  Sometimes, you need a reminder.Sleepy Reid after a LOOOONG night, 7-31-09 He’s asleep now and I’m drinking coffee.  The day is looking up.


Anonymous said...

Jenny, you are a hoot the way you express yourself. I'm sorry you had such a rough night, but you had me chuckling while reading this blog. Reminds me of when Jeremy was a baby and he would lose his binky in the crib. We started keeping a few in the crib so he could find them easily if he woke up. Hope tonight goes better for you and Reid.
Love you,

stephanie said...

Do you think he and Avery had a little talk about how to stay up at night (and piss off parents)? I hope she was not a bad influence on him :) I love you all!