Wednesday, October 24, 2007

Midnight is not Playtime

It's 12:40 a.m.,and I'm up. Ok, so I'm normally a night owl; however, by midnight, I'm usually going to sleep.
Why am I awake tonight, or this morning rather, you might ask? Well for some unknown reason, Asher (my 6 month old) thought it would be a good idea to wake up at 11:30 and get up for playtime. He never does this!
I fed him, put him back to bed, and went back downstairs. Ten minutes later, I hear him whining. I go to his room, and he's in his bed rolling around and starts smiling at me. I quickly looked away, patted him on the back,
and tried to pretend I didn't notice him looking at me. It didn't work. He kept smiling. Being the type of mother I am (a wimpy one), I couldn't leave him in there to suffer in boredom all alone. No way! I had to pick him up. So I picked him up and tried to rock him (did I mention he doesn't like to be rocked?). Didn't work. Where did he end up? In the playroom, with me...playing! I am a glutton for punishment!
After 30 minutes of playtime, I put him back to bed. He's still whining (no screaming, just whining). I really hope he'll go to sleep soon. If he gets super upset, I don't have it in me to let him scream for very long, especially since I
thing he's working on his first tooth (he's showing all the signs: yucky diapers, gnawing on fingers, erratic sleeping patterns, runny nose...).
During these exhausting times, I try to remind myself that one day I'll look at my teenager who asks me to drop him off a block from his school and wish that I could be up at one o'clock in the morning with him, rocking him and cuddling my little baby.


Ole Miss Mom said...

Amen sista!!! I think that too when I'm up with Lillian because she's hungry, and then again in an hour because Landon has managed to turn his light on and wants juice!!


We'll be able to get plenty of sleep one day!! :-)