Sunday, October 08, 2006

My kingdom for a sleeping baby...

Or at least one that goes to sleep before 1:20 am...

I love my baby. I really do. I know that these days will not last forever. I know that some day I will be able to put him to bed, kiss him goodnight and walk out of the room and he will sleep. I know this. I do.

In the meantime though... man am I exhausted! Lets talk about his day in sleep. Last night he went to bed at 1:30 am (notice a trend?) woke to nurse at about 3 am, 4 am, 5 am, 6 am, 8 am, 9:30 am and then up for the day at 11:30 am. He napped for about 10 minutes at 2:00 pm. He napped then from 3:30 to 4:45 pm. He was up then until 6:35 pm when he napped until 6:50pm. He was up then until 10:00 pm and fell asleep (which I was SURE would be for the night...) he napped until 10:20 pm. He then fell asleep for the night just 15 minutes ago. 1:34 am now. He slept LESS THAN TWO HOURS in a 14 hour stretch. He sleeps less than my five year old. I'm serious.

By the time he finally fell asleep tonight he was so tired he was crying with his eyes closed... but don't nurse me mommy! So I layed with him and he sucked my pinky for about 3 minutes until he passed out. Tired much?

I think it's time for some sort of a bedtime routine... I think I'm missing the boat on his sleepy cues (it's hard to capitalize on them with two other munchkins running around) and he gets so overtired that he can't sleep.

Sleep sleep sleep. I should be sleeping but I need 1/2 hour to myself so I don't go mad.

Suprisingly enough I keep my patience. Nice gentle voices, cuddles... kisses. Jeff was awesome with him tonight and just snuggled and cuddled him. Kissed his cheeks, played with him. Okay... maybe he does not sleep cause he just loves us to bits? lol!

Enough about sleep. Or lack thereof.

Today was a great day with Madeline. We played, build the Melissa and Doug log home. Did some reading together (she is picking up words like crazy!) cuddled... she helped with the tidying and got me stuff for Phoenix. She was a joy to be around.

Olivia... not so much. She is in the terrible, terrifying, totally insane three's. when she's happy and cute she is the most adorable child in the world. When she's mad, tired, hungry, feeling left out, in the wrong clothes, the room temperature is one degree off, two hairs are on the floor and casper the cat looks at her the wrong way? She's a minor demon. If I have to hear NO one more time I may yet pull out all my hair. I keep explaining logical consequences to her and giving her options... "if you throw your kitty on the floor again I am taking her away. Your choice... keep her safe in bed or she goes" so WHY IS SHE SHOCKED that when she throws the damn stuffed cat on the floor that I take the fucking thing away? I swear she has lost her mind.

I made an awesome dinner tonight... well I have been making awesome dinners almost every night. I've got the urge back to cook lately so cooking I have been. I made really yummy chicken breast fingers. I mixed a package of taco seasoning and flour, dredged the chicken in egg and then in the flour. Fried them in olive oil till they got a crust and then chucked them in the oven for 25 minutes at 350. Sooooooooo good.

I'm totally thankful to Robyn for her easy EASY bread recipe. It has water, olive oil, honey, ww flour, yeast, salt and brown sugar. Sooooo yummy. So easy. I love it. I love my bread machine now :)

I'd been thinking about giving away my third cast iron frying pan that I never use. So when tonight a woman asked specifically for a frying pan I offered it to her. She's going to pick it up tomorrow and was so excited that she actually got one. It's vintage too :) It was my grandmothers and it's about 30 years old. I have two other really good ones that I use constantly.

Tonight was a laundry night. Jeff and I folded a ton. Today I got the girls closets and drawers purged of summer stuff and everything neat and organized. It will stay like that for about 2 minutes tomorrow but at least I tried.

Tomorrow we are going to a pot luck thanksgiving dinner. I supplied the turkey (got for free by spending 225$ at superstore) and mashed potato's. I think Robyn is bringing a salad and dessert and Michelle is providing veggies and stuffing and stuff. She's also cooking the turkey.

Well I'm tired (have I mentioned that?) so I should head off to bed. Jeff is already there as is baby fiend.


Babs said...

"so WHY IS SHE SHOCKED that when she throws the damn stuffed cat on the floor that I take the fucking thing away? I swear she has lost her mind."


Frogmorest said...

Do you think that maybe they really have lost their minds? Like little elves came in the night and just sucked them out of their wee heads? That's the only reason I can think of for them being THIS insane.

Robyn said...

i think when they turn three, ALL of them share ONE brain. that is the only explanation.

Frogmorest said...

I totally think you are on to something Robyn... hmmm... it makes sense you know!