March 31, 2010

itty...bitty...go...go...

You are probably already wondering what the heck I'm writing about aren't you?

these past 2 weeks with my youngest at night have been "grand" to put it nicely...

I told Bobby...I have been through two newborn and baby stages and I would rather do them all over again if that means this non-sleeping thing would end with Hayley...

it is all night extravaganza and then when we finally get worn out she winds up in bed with us...and then the "fun" begins...

we get kicked

in the face

in the back

pushed out of bed

I have no pillows

I'm laying sideways on the bed with no pillows
{and just so you know I sleep with 2-3 pillows...I know how bad that is}

I hear Bobby saying "stop kicking me"
and a few choice words to be honest following it

she's up even earlier than normal...
cutting into my peaceful mornings

she's cranky

I end up bribing her during the day for some peace


we are pulling out all of the stops to help her sleep

but then I laugh

because Bobby and I look at one another and we both look like zombies
maybe not him so much...


but me..I'm definitely zombie...thank goodness for my new highlighter:)

we are even acting like zombies

my eyes feel so heavy and then it dawned on me...

we went through this with Madison before Hayley arrived for 4 months...

I can't do this for 4 months you all

I'm up early and staying up later to get things done

except for last night because I crashed on the sofa and barely remember going to bed, and I didn't hear Miss Hayley wake up, cry, kick the numerous times and then she also woke up Miss Madison

I laughed about it that Bobby dealt with it, and then I felt bad because he dealt with it all by himself last night while I slept cozy...nestled in my super soft pillows 

I was so exhausted ~ I don't remember a thing

oops

{chuckle, chuckle}

But this morning I woke up refreshed and feeling good

ready to take on the day

that is until I went on my run and felt sluggish from continued no sleep

so we made a decision that it was probably time to have her "Bye, Bye Crib Party"...


we probably didn't need to do it for Hayley as much as we needed to do it for me because those things really aren't important to Hayley...but you know the momma has to be okay with that change...


after going through it once with Madison we finally remembered ~
"oh it's time to make the switch, huh?"

I'm reluctant to do it because that means my baby is growing up...
she wasn't climbing out of it even though she is my climber...strange but true...

for months Bobby has been trying to convince me to make the switch

I told him "you're crazy honey...100% crazy!!! Absolutely not...she's content in the crib and I personally enjoy my mornings that I can go get her...not her coming to get me!" {even though I love that too}


Hayley was our child who used to not cry at bedtime...just occasionally...she almost welcomed going to bed

I guess we are passed those days for the moment...

so two nights ago we attempted to make the switch...we were going to just put up the toddler bed for her that we had until we made a decision on what bed for her...

meaning do we use the toddler to start her off on or do we convert her crib to the full bed?...If so I need to get painting it

but we spent ALL night long looking for the screws to the bed...so attempted is what happened

they are missing

and we had taken the crib down already and she slept with the mattress on the floor that night...


a better night...but still up all night!

the other day I thought I hit the jackpot...

I said "Hayley it's time for a nap!"...
I couldn't find her...until I saw she was laying in her bed already covered up

I wanted to do a joyful dance but I held back not to get her excited so she would sleep...

and she slept for 2 1/2 hours


This morning I just laughed about it all because she knows the difference in the mattress "on the floor" and sees the frame of the toddler bed sitting there and not put together

she's having a fun ride right now...banking on us caving in because we simply want sleep

So in the mornings I always say to them...

 "Good morning Sugar Booger!"

because if they wake up on the wrong side of the bed this helps make the switch to the right side and a smile forms...

This morning I laughed so hard with Hayley

She said to Cadence in her tired little girl voice..."hey sugar booger...you itty bitty go go!"


Hence the title...itty bitty go go

Madison calls Cadence "Cada"

Hayley calls her "itty bitty go go"

And whether these sleepness nights end anytime soon...

I'm thankful for those sweet nicknames they give their special loves in life...because sleepness nights are probably the least of some people's worries ~ and this will come to an end I tell myself.



by the way I asked her if I could do some photos of her this morning...
and she climbed into bed...and acted like she was sleeping...


as I am finishing typing this tonight...I just realized...she is sleeping...for 3 hours straight...she loves her new sleeping arrangement...now if we would have thought about this 1 week ago...{sigh}

9 comments:

Amanda Bruss said...

Those pictures are so sweet!!! I love the "itty bitty go go" !!! Super cute!!!

Twig said...

This is such a cute post! :) Your kids are so adorable. I can't wait for that stage in life....I wish it would hurry up already! haha

Suzann said...

I know that when you are going through something like this it's a nightmare. You just want it to be over - to have peace already. But, there will come a day (and it will come quicker than you think) that you will be sitting up waiting for her to get home and you will wish more than anything in the whole world that she was in your bed, annoying the heck out of you, being her sweet little self. : )

blondiensc said...

oh so sweet, it seems that when it is happening it stinks but then a couple years later when you do get your full nights sleep you want a little one to come into your room cause she had nighmares or couldn't sleep, the time flies, enjoy the ride...our guy fell out of his bed last night, good thing it is not high off the ground and it startled him and he cried and came and got me...it was so sweet! Enjoy your weekend Martha! xo

LuLu said...

Oh making the change is always hard on us moms! And i feel your pain about not sleeping... big ouchy... wish i had great advice for you... Sending you goodnight wishes!!
xo,
LuLu

Farmgirl Paints said...

On my recent trip I had to sleep with my youngest and it was not the best experience. I get what you are saying about being kicked in the face and back etc...ouch!

Jules said...

I think we've all had those nights with our little ones. It's cute to me now. Maybe because I'm getting a good night's sleep now.

koralee said...

Oh how I remember those days....I am so happy you found a solution ...Your images are adorable. Wishing you a good sleep tonight my friend. xoxo

Seizing My Day said...

My little boy (now 7) woke every 2-3 hours for a few years... and then every 4 hours for a couple more years... he still wakes every night around midnight?!... but falls back asleep nicely now.. We barely survived... and laugh about it now... and a little back then too... ended up he had reflux... among other things... changing his diet moved us to the 4 hour mark! =) it is AMAZING how you survive those zombie stages... I weeped after 8 months... and carried on again for 5 more years!!
Insane... times... You will endure ~ you can do it! one word ~ coffee! It helps that they are so darn cute and bring you so much joy each day... I used to think... how can he be so happy on so little sleep!?! =)