Thursday, November 15, 2007

The addition cannot come too soon

Listen. I love my son. Nay! I adore him! I couldn't love him more if I had given birth to him. That being said, I want him the fuck out of my bedroom he really needs his own space that isn't behind a curtain with actual preferably sound-proofed walls. I didn't mind getting up with him during the night and giving him his bottle, but now. Now, since he's conquered the pulling up thing, he's decided he wants to fucking practice it in the middle of the night in his crib. This is, apparently, normal for a kid to do when he learns to pull up, but most people have their kid in his/her own room and are blissfully unaware of this shit. I guess they do it because it's so damn easy to pull up in the crib. What, with all the freakin' bars to use as a handhold and such. (What? Cribs couldn't have been made like a box with smooth sides , or something? Oh, I kid.) It's so cute during the day watching him do it and I'm so proud! At 3AM, not so much. For the past two nights I've been ousted from my own bedroom. I simply could not take it anymore.

I need my sleep, people, or things can be ugly during the day. Don't judge me.

The night starts out normally enough. He wakes up and takes his bottle and goes right back to sleep. But then. Then he wakes back up about 45 minutes later babbling because he's excited to be standing and simultaneously whining because...oh, I don't know...because he's tired, maybe? Not to mention that he hasn't figured out how to get back down into a laying position and he realizes that he's stuck there standing. After laying him back down about 528 times and covering him up and he continued to do it...well, I said "fuck it" and grabbed my blanket and headed down to the living room to sleep. Yes indeedy...I left my boy on his own to figure it the hell out or collapse in a heap from exhaustion. I figure it's no different than all you lucky people who don't have to hear every single whimper or whine because your child is in his own room. The difference is, my room is now his room and I'm in the living room. It's just so wrong, man, just so wrong.

Come hell or high water, that addition is going on ASAP.

5 comments:

Rhonda said...

OMG you are just too funny but I can relate to totally not having sleep in the middle of the night. Our 13 month old still decides now and then that she should get up and eat and have a play DATE, mommy says NOT NOW :( However, yes, there are times I turn her video monitor VERY down in sound!!! Good luck, when is your addition to be done? Hang in there :)

Tam said...

Rhonda-I'm waiting for MONEY. I'll have a huge chunk of the cost when I get my tax refund. I just need to figure out how to come up with the rest...

Roni (lovemybullmastiff) said...

Tammy, have you tried the sleep sacks with Kevin? I don't know if they would help at this point, but Willow does not pull up in the night (I think because it is impossible with the "sack" on), although she will if sitting and playing in her crib (sans "sack") while I shower.

Sending Fast Addition vibes your way! Hahahahaha

Rachel said...

Sigh...I have nothing to offer but I thought I would commiserate, Anya is in my room, too...

Baby John's Crib said...

Girlfriend - I feel your pain!

John slept in our bedroom for a couple of months. Not fun. So not fun that we gave up our dining room for him. While not ideal, he did learn to sleep with lights on in the kitchen and a television blaring in the living room real quick. Sometimes when he wakes up in the night, I'm tempted to turn on some lights, and put the TV on to get him to go back to sleep.

We ended up buying a new house. I can't wait to move.