Wednesday, October 10, 2007

So the crying starts somewhere around 12:30 am. Who knows, maybe it was really 12:45. You know how things seem SO long when you are trying to sleep and are interrupted. Well, that is how it was. I decide I am playing hard ball because Porter has been waking up at odd times for the past three or four days and he needs to learn to sleep through the night as he was previously doing. Finally at 1 am I give in. Maybe he just NEEDS his mommy. I go and get him only for him to continue thrashing and throwing a fit. Ok, maybe he doesn't need his mom. Maybe he just needs Nyquil. Wait a second, I gave him Nyquil before I layed him down. So why the heck is he awake?! Now, I'm fired up! I give him water and he calms down and falls back asleep. I lay him in his crib only for the fit to continue right where he had left off. As I lay down again, I remind myself that I am playing hard ball. The crying continues and after 10 minutes, he wins. He finds himself a comfy spot right next to me in my bed which leaves me in some awkward position with one arm looking for a place to go and the other trapped under me. What ever makes you happy, Porter! "At least maybe he'll sleep in tomorrow," I tell myself as I look at the clock at 2am. Who knows, maybe these days 6:15 is considered sleeping in.............. I guess I'll have to wait for all my kids to be at of the house before I really get sleep. Who needs sleep anyway?!

10 comments:

Rachel said...

oh, gay, that sounds so rough! what are we going to do about these stinker kids? maybe you need a less comfy bed. best wishes for a nap today and a better night's sleep tonight!

Cassi said...

Goodness! I know how frustrating that can be but I was hoping by the time Coop was Porter's age he'd be sleeping through the night...now I'm a little nervous.

kelie said...

I feel your pain. Remember what a great baby Jenna was? Well, God's getting payback for that now with Brooke. Last night she woke up at 1:40 and 4:30 and then 6:30 and was up for the day. I don't know when it will stop, but at 1:40 in the morning, my patience reserves are running really low!

Lant Family said...

Gay I feel so bad for you. I think I have forgotten what sleeping all day is. Remember when we were single and got to sleep in on saturdays untill like 11 in the morning? That was nice.

Laura said...

It is funny how you give in to all rational thought when it is the middle of the night and resort to whatever will work to get yourself back to sleep! I do this all the time. And I know about that sleeping with the baby thing. I never quite feel like I have actually slept and then I wake up with a stiff neck and my arm asleep.

K.M. Laughlin said...

Hope you got to at least sleep in! It's been fun catching up on your blog and seeing your family. -Kasey (Merritt)

Baby Got Back said...
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Baby Got Back said...

That story makes me want to cry. I love my sleep, and mine haven't been. My mom is in town and took my kids to the store, and now its 9:45 a.m. and I'm nodding off on the computer. I better go do some jumping jacks...or just drink a diet coke. :)

This is Brooke

Melanie said...

Hmmm, was the baby awake because your upstairs neighbors are so ridiculously loud that you want to go up there and yell and scream and throw a fit? Hmmm, no? That must have just been at my house.
(I'm a little bugged about the situation right now, sorry.)

The Pizza Family said...

sounds like it doesnt get any better. we were just hoping it was a new-born thing :)