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."
"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?!