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Sunday, January 10, 2010

Well, maybe I'll tell you after all....

I was talking to my parents on the phone, sharing the funny story of my horrible night last night. I thought how fun it would be to share it all here. But I'm too tired. So you get the condensed version.
12:00 A.M. A starts crying. D is STILL AWAKE. (As in, never fell asleep...)
12:04 a.m. leaving A to "cry it out"
12:15 a.m. K leaves the room to go sleep with daddy. I lay down with D to get him to settle AND GO TO SLEEP. Crying continues.
12:23 a.m. A still shrieking like a banshee
12:36 a.m. Shrieking is subsiding
12:42 a.m. K comes out of daddy's room to sleep in her own bed.
12:43 a.m Shrieking commences in force.
12:44 a.m. If the doc thinks babies cry themselves to sleep she has NEVER had kids.
12:45 a.m. Pick up pitiful baby to feed her. Deposit pitiful toddler in bed.
1:00 a.m. Remove nightlight from D's room. Put instrumental music on his radio.
1:02 a.m. Rocking and nursing baby downstairs. Toddler comes to join us.
1:03 a.m. Pick up toddler (while nursing baby!) and drag her upstairs.
1:04 a.m. Toddler lets our deafening cry at top of stairs. Roy catapults out of bed, sure that K fell down the stairs.
1:07 a.m. Toddler in bed with daddy. Baby still nursing. D falling asleep (Now?! He couldn't fall asleep when the household was quiet but now there's a circus he's off to dream land?)
1:15 a.m. Baby in bed -- not asleep but well fed and not shrieking.
1:17 a.m. Mommy and Daddy back in bed. Girl's babbling but NOT CRYING in their own beds.
1:18 a.m. Official decision: Crying is not going to work. Nursing is. THE END.


Melanie said...

Wow...quite the night. know, you have got to do what is best (or easiest) for you. I'm not one for nursing in the middle of the night has worked out for me otherwise so far. I hope you find peace. :)

Valerie said...

Lincoln and Aile (and probably Caden too, but I just didn't realize it at the time) needed white noise to be able to put themselves to sleep as babies. We just slept with the bathroom fan running all night. It gave us many a peaceful night....might be worth a try.

Richins Family said...

What a night. It's so funny people say that when the kids get older we will miss stuff like thise!

Wendy said...

I am so sorry, that does not sound like fun! Somehow I was blessed because the last two have been wonderful sleepers. I think maybe because I become the devil when I am sleep deprived-it aint pretty! We did have to have the first 2 cry it out and I know how hard it can be. I hope something works for you!