Sunday, March 15, 2009

Tag Teamed

Ugh. Last night was killer. It was Mrs. Drofen's 3rd in a row at work, and frankly I envied her.
  • 1755--Mrs. Drofen leaves for work.
  • 1800--Baby Drofen goes down for evening nap.
  • 1810--2 y/o goes into the bathtub.
  • 1845--2 y/o climbs out of bathtub on her own to say she's ready to get out. (Oy.)
  • 1920--Baby Drofen wakes up, hungry.
  • 1930--Baby Drofen eats 4oz bottle of Mommy Milk.
  • 2130--Baby Drofen is so beside himself cranky--no choice but to put him to bed, for the night hopefully.
  • 2150--2 y/o goes to bed.
  • 2220--Baby Drofen, very restless--get him up because he really needs to eat again.
  • 2230--Baby Drofen eats another 4oz bottle of Mommy Milk.
  • 2300--Attempt #1 to put Baby Drofen back to bed. Not happening.
  • 2330--Attempt #2 to put Baby Drofen back to bed. Much rocking, back rubbing, cuddling.
  • 2350--Baby Drofen drifts to sleep.
  • 2355--Baby Drofen wakes up.
  • 0030--Attempt #3 to put Baby Drofen back to bed. Not happening.
  • 0100--Attempt #4 to put Baby Drofen back to bed. Much rocking, back rubbing, cuddling.
  • 0130--Baby Drofen drifts to sleep.
  • 0135--Take a shower.
  • 0200--Fall asleep.
  • 0355--2 y/o wakes up screaming--bad dream.
  • 0400--Watch an episode of Miss Spider's Sunny Patch with 2 y/o.
  • 0425--Attempt #1 to put 2 y/o back to bed. Not happening.
  • 0430--Watch an episode of Maggie and the Ferocious Beast.
  • 0500--Attempt #2 to put 2 y/o back to bed. Much book reading, back rubbing, and tear wiping.
  • 0520--2 y/o drifts to sleep.
  • 0521--Back to bed and precious sleep.
  • 0545--Baby Drofen starts grumbling.
  • 0600--Grumbling escalates to a level where possible it will wake 2 y/o asleep next door. Retrieve Baby Drofen.
  • 0605--Call wife at work, irrationally blow up. Wife says, "You're on speaker phone." Hang up on wife.
  • 0610--Baby Drofen eats 4oz bottle of Mommy Milk.
  • 0630--Attempt #5 to put Baby Drofen back to bed. Not happening.
  • 0645--Spit bubble practice.
  • 0700--Attempt #6 to put Baby Drofen back to bed. Much rocking, back rubbing, cuddling.
  • 0730--Baby Drofen drifts to sleep as wife walks in door from work.

7 comments:

  1. Now I remember why I am glad my babies are growing up....yea, that's it!

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  2. I had the same night last night because we all are sick, except no phone calls to the spouse...his cold is worse than mine so I let him sleep.

    As for the two year old, I would ask her when she wouldn't go back to bed in the middle of the night, "Do you want a happy, fun mommy tomorrow or a sleepy, grumpy mommy tomorrow?" It worked for me.

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  3. Haha, that's classic Curdie!

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  4. Boy oh boy!
    I think you just convinced me to stop at one!! :)

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  5. wow. now that my kids are 6 and 4, you totally reminded me that it is not going to be easy to have another one. babies REQUIRE a lot of work. they're worth it for sure but sometimes sleep seems more important. hang in there :)

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  6. someone is awfully quiet over there....

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  7. at some point in my life, my parents told me i was the worst thing that ever happened to them. it was the best advice they ever gave me, and reading stuff like this affirms it.

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