Thursday, February 10, 2011

Keeper of the Night

Dear Baby I,
Don't get me wrong kid. I love you with all of my heart - more than I thought humanly possible.
But last week when I said your sleeping was going down hill - this week we are so far down in the valley i think we are submerged in a canyon. What the heck is going on!?!?! Things were looking up for a while there. Aside from your nightly cattle call for me to come get you out of bed every nite at midnite, we were doing rather well. Then Friday came, and all hell broke loose and it continues to wreak its evil destruction!!! I thought maybe it was our fault - as in your Daddy and I. We kept you out late on Friday with our late night date night to Safeway Grocery Store. Instead of bed at 7:30 we had dinner at 7:30 and you didnt climb into bed until close to 9PM. You went to bed as normal and less than an hour later you were screaming your bloody head off. Unfortunately your Daddy and I thought 'what the heck,' your uncles should be here any minute what harm could there be in one late nite?
We have never been so wrong.

Not only would you not go back to bed, it is now WEDNESDAY and you still havent slept more than 3 hours in a row!! Every night has been the same way: You go to bed fine, you start screaming your head off within a half hour, and I come in to check on you and you look like you have the fear of God in you! We lay in Mommy's bed until you fall asleep and and from there you proceed to wake up every other hour screaming. It is like your back in infancy!!! Oh no!!! Not that again!! :) But unlike the first time when I would crawl up by your bedroom door and cry my eyes out at your crying - THIS time I crack open a drink and pop up some popcorn and listen to your wailing as if it were a radio broadcast world series game. You drove me to this point kiddo, not me! :)

Fun Fun Fun!!! I am about to lose my mind!!! I am not sure what is going on, although Im pretty sure it has something to do with that monstrous lonely molar sitting in the back of your mouth. Honestly Monkey,  I know it must hurt like hell to get your teeth,  but if we have to go through this with each new pearly white one, I think I may just throw myself into the next Colorado avalanche - soaking wet!!

And as if the NOT sleeping wasn't bad enough, the constant crankiness and whining this week may just put me over the edge!! We learned a new word (thanks, Sadie) and now suddenly everything is MINE! Followed by a complete throw down tantrum. Is this the Terrible Twos?? Please let it be! I cant have this happening for NO Reason At All!!
Tantrums and Sleep Issues aside, we did manage to have a great weekend with your uncles in town. Of course it snowed like crazy, making it a travel nitemare weekend, but we managed to have fun! You were SO surprised on Saturday morning to see all those new faces in the house!!  NO matter how few the hours of sleep you clock in, you always love an audience! Uncle Ronnie was thrilled to see you toting around Prada's picture all over the house and Uncle Ralphie got tons of practice juggling this weekend!
Well my darling Monkey, we are about to embark on Valentine's weekend. Daddy and I have already gotten to the point with that holiday where chocolate covered pretzels (bought in bulk at the grocery store, not gourmet!!) are a little too extravagant! Im sure you will have something extra special planned for us - possibly going to bed without a meltdown??!!
As I wrap this up, you are  emptying the kitchen cabinets with such determination and carrying a huge glass pot lid across the room. That should probably be my cue Im not paying enough attention to you, but it keeps you busy - and heck - you havent dropped it yet! Today was supposed to be Day #1 back at the gym and we have already found a way to postpone that. Excuses! Excuses! If Im not going to work out at least I could take pick up the pots and pans on the floor! Time to get ready for a day of making Valentines and playing with your special Valentine, Sadie. You two are so cute - most of the time :)
I love you Monkey Butt!

Love Mommy

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