Sunday, November 29, 2009

Middle of the Night

It's 5:00 am now.  Technically not middle of the night ... anymore.

But NHV has been awake since 2:30 am, and that's sure as heck middle of the night.  I don't know why she's awake, and nothing I've tried has put her back to sleep. 

I've tried leaving her in her bed, tucking her in - again, changing her jammies (because my mom once told me that a wardrobe change can make all the difference), letting her cuddle in our bed for a few minutes, talking through her day, rocking her in the glider, ... it was quite interesting to fit all three of us (Natalie, me and BGV) all in that chair.

During all of that two-and-a-half-hour rig-a-ma-roll, I've heard these phrases - more than once - and it just makes me laugh to think about what it going on in that cute little head of hers:

"I seep in mommy daddies bed."
"Mommy, cuddle."
"Want different binky."
These are all typical things she says if she wakes up in the middle of the night ... and goes right back to sleep.  

"I sawl yights after dinner."
We saw a holiday light display, and clearly it was memorable.

"Elmo and Natalie half kin."
This is from a recent episode of Sesame Street; during which Elmo talks about skin.

"I watch Barney on com-puter?"
Darn that YouTube; it's just so addicting!  And darn that purple dinosaur; I cannot stand him!

"I no say hi to Santa at Kids Quest.  I a yittle bit afraid."
Our trip to the children's museum included a walk through the mall - where Santa available for a photo-op.  Natalie did not want to say hi to him ... she skirted a good 50 feet around.

"Babee sistas room looks pretty."
A very sweet observation made while being rocked in the nursery that once belonged to her.  Makes me smile to know that she considers it to be baby sister's room now.


I had to come downstairs for a glass of chocolate milk.  Seems both my girls are being rather demanding tonight! 

Daddy is reading her a few stories now; we finally gave in and turned on the lights ... that's like breaking a cardinal rule or something, right?

Hoping this works ... I'm exhausted!  If I remember correctly, newborns just eat and go right back to sleep ... no two-and-a-half hours of game playing and entertaining, right?!


Shell said...

I hope you are able to get some rest today!

The night when I went into labor with #2, firstborn would NOT sleep. He cried and clung to me and only fell asleep after a few hours of crying and clinging- he was still sobbing under his breath as he was sleeping...and as soon as he fell asleep, I realized: crap, this really hurts, I better get to the hospital. #2 was born about 2 hours later.

You're going to have to check in later so that I know you didn't go into labor.

Laura and Kelly Allen said...

Sure, newborns go right back to sleep. They have to to wake up two hours later. A five-month-old -- totally different story. Our girl was up around 3:00 to 4:30 last night. Not even sleepy. Maybe they're trying to tell us something.

Miss Mel said...

Ummm, well, Tuck was infamous for the all nighters. He REALLLY REALLLLY liked being up with me. EEEEEEK!
Maggers, on the other hand, could not have been bothered. Every 6 hours she would awake, eat, sleep, poop. She was a machine the first 6 weeks of her life :) Cracked me up!

BJ_Mama said...

REALLY!?!?!? Sam was up screaming all night last night! Randy wasn't home, so I totally cheated and just let her sleep with me cuz I was so exhausted...kuddos to you for being a stronger mommy than I!

Evonne said...

I hope you're able to get some rest soon. Maybe she senses that a big change is coming and just needed some special mommy and daddy time.

Raising Z said...

I hate to tell you but C was up last night too! She was wide awake from 2 AM -4 ish!!! Nothing we did would put the little darling to sleep. Thankfully Z slept through all of it :) I hope you got some rest today.

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