Saturday, June 06, 2009

Sleep over

With an emphasis on SLEEP.

I've been working one of my (many) part time jobs this week and all of my hours have been at night. This hasn't been a problem in the past but right now Madeline is going through a huge mommy kick. What does that mean? Well, I'm glad you asked. That means that she doesn't really want to be out of my sight NOR does she want anyone but ME to put her to bed. That is a problem seeing as I have been at work and Kevin has been charged with her bedtime.

Kevin has never had a problem putting her down before. He has put her down at least one night a week for the past 5 months without a problem. This week however, was different. Madeline cried for and hour and a half on Monday night. An hour on Tuesday. Only 15 minutes on Wednesday and then on Thursday we had the fit of all fits. You know the kind where Madeline cries so hard she vomits... twice. Madeline, who's bed time is between 7:30 ond 8:30, went to bed at 10:30! And she was asleep in our bed... not in her own.

Now we can't feel too bad about that. She is two years old and this is the FIRST time she has ever slept in our bed. (Not counting the one or two times I feel asleep nursing her in the first 6 weeks of her life.) But we don't want her in our bed none the less.

So in order to 1) break the cycle of screaming and 2) give Kevin an actual chance of sleeping (did I mention that my husband has to be at work at 6am and that he didn't get to sleep before 11pm any night this week?) Madeline had a sleep over at my parents last night. I am about to go get her and from what I've been told she slept like a champ.

What a stinker.



bridget said...

maybe she could always sleep at granny & poppy' least til she's 8 or 10!

Molly said...

Hahaha... that Aint B... she's so funny.

To be fair... she did cry (and cry and cry) - this time for her mommy AND daddy. After 15 minutes of this, Granny went up & had a half hour talk with her. She cried... she talked... she got it under control... she lost it again... she agreed to think happy thoughts (you know, Happy Birthday cake & Elmo's world) :) Once I left her with her happy thoughts, she cried for another 10 minutes. Poor kid, she was so tired. Hardly had the energy to cry.