Wednesday, November 28, 2007

It's over

The blissful streak has finally ended. After 181 days of sleeping 12 + hours, E woke up in the middle of the night for the first time.

Sure, there were nights during the whole learning to roll phase where she would whimper enough to get me to flip her back over. But we won't count those. They don't even come close to this madness.

There was crying, there were tears, there was fighting not to lay down, there were high pitched wails . . . but worst of all . . . there was puke. Green puke. Mmmm, peas. Yum!

It never dawned on me to strategize how to handle this mid-night waking thing. Do I pick her up? Do I just rub her back? Do I let her nurse? Do I change her diaper? All those little things that could just maybe lead to this becoming a very bad habit. I probably stood next to her crib for a few minutes, dumbfounded, trying to figure out just what I was supposed to do. I tried all of the above options, and then some, valiantly hoping she'd fall back asleep. And then she puked, and solved my dilemma.

While I wrestled with the crib mattress, cursing it to release the death grip on the sheet, E passed out on the floor.

I guess, sometimes, you just need to get it all out. Literally.

4 comments:

Colleen said...

Well... maybe it's just a little stomach bug? In those cases you just do what ya gotta do. Hopefully it won't put a glitch in the schedule.

Heather said...

Oh, yeah. Been there. My mother always says to give them love. It's hard to give a squirming, screaming, red-faced baby love when they don't want it because even they don't know what they want.

I'm glad the puking helped her stomach. Let's hope it's a one-time deal.

Burgh Baby's Mom said...

It's about damn time you felt some of my middle of the night pain! (Just kidding, of course. Sort of. But really, I wouldn't wish that torture on anyone.)

I hope E woke up feeling better. Sick sucks.

Jenn said...

What I wouldn't give for a baby that sleeps through the night! Hopefully she was just not feeling well, which is why she woke up, and you can shortly go back to blissful sleep...