16 September 2006

anybody want a baby?

So, Evan has decided not to sleep anymore. At night, anyway. His naps during the day are better than ever, but at night he's waking up more frequently than he's done in months. Greg and I are both getting up at least twice a night, and usually, around 5 or 6am, Evan ends up in our bed with us because we're too tired by that point to spend the time properly getting him back to sleep. But Evan doesn't sleep well in our bed either; he tosses and turns and climbs on us. The advantage is that at least we can stay horizontal; the downside is that Evan is free to leave our bed whenever he's ready to be up, which is usually in the 6:30-7am range, and he usually ends up waking James before James would normally wake up on his own.

As a result of this happening all week, I've slipped into Bad Mama mode. When Evan crawls out of bed, I don't follow. I'm so happy to have a few moments without him needing something that almost every morning this week, I've slept while my boys were up and awake. This has mostly been fine -- they get up, play together, watch some TV, and eventually wake me with calls for breakfast. But this morning, Evan, who has recently learned to climb up on the dining room chairs to reach the table, found the container of granola that I had carelessly left on the table. So of course, Evan opens the container and dumps the entire thing, on the table, the chairs, the floor, and, of course, himself. And into the butter, which I also left on the table last night. So I get up this morning, groggy, bleary-eyed, sleep-deprived after a night of frequent risings, and have to immediately clean the dining room while the kids are bleating for breakfast. Needless to say, I'm not a happy camper this morning.

So, if you've recently found yourself wanting a cute, cuddly baby, to play with, to hug and kiss, and to delight you with his ... rambunctious ... antics, drop me a note. I've got an offer for you.

4 comments:

Jessica Chase White said...

I loved this post, Heidi! And I miss Whipple whenever I see pictures of your door facing out to the other buildings. :-(

Bella said...

I remember those day of waking through the night. Madison has been waking multiple times in the past weeek and climbing into bed with us. I don't mind it, a little snuggle time, though it normally doesn't last too long until she is sprawled across the bed with all the blankets wrapped around her. (and us freezing!) Ah, motherhood..

Anonymous said...

This post made me laugh. I love how you retain your sense of humor even when you're cranky and exhausted. Much love...

Sarah

Samay said...

what you need is a nanny. or a wet nurse. Why oh why couldn't we all be born English nobility in the 1800s?

PS - yes, I did just watch Pride and Prejudice, why?