We’ve reached the point in Baby O’s life were his eye-lids don’t seem to work if he’s laying down on his own. That is to say, the minute you lay a completely sleeping baby down, his eyes pop open and he starts fussing and crying. Girlhood doesn’t prepare you for this day, what with the dolls that ALWAYS closed their eyes when they laid flat in the pretend crib.
Dolls should come with reflux.
I believe it’s some sort of Karmac payback for uttering the words, “I might want another one…” And now? I’m so [enter every four letter word you can think of here which is probably more than I can think of right now on three hours of sleep] tired.
This post brought to you by the makers of condoms.
Hang in there. A few more weeks of this and then he’ll start start smiling and sleeping at night !
By Mimi in Houston on 2007 06 19
Oh I had forgotton about those dolls! OMG too funny!
By Reevesfarm on 2007 06 19
They actually have these dolls for woman in pregnancy crisis centers(Where they have nowhere else to go) that are computerized and cry uncontrollably! Aaron helps out with this “straight forward ” group for teens and young adults and some of the girls had to carry these dolls around with them for days! I felt sorry for them and told them that they were a little unrealistic. I hope I don’t get bit in the ass!
I’m sorry your so tired Les. This too shall pass:o) XOXO
By kelli on 2007 06 19
Hey! Simon’s eyelids are broken too! When does that fix itself? I can’t remember!!
By Erin on 2007 06 19
You think you’ll be itching for another one in 2 years?!
Dang those eyelids!!
By Marie on 2007 06 19
This too shall pass, lady… though I can’t guarantee you’ll want another one.
By Claire on 2007 06 19
Just make sure to not hold him up *right next to* your ear. Cuz there will be ringing and you will cry, too.
It’ll be alright, just hang in. And remember—it doesn’t sound as loud to everyone else as it sounds to you. I promise.
By Wacky Mommy on 2007 06 19
STOP. FREAKING. ME. OUT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
By Colleen on 2007 06 19
This happened with my #2… I had to hold him ALL the time. Go to set him down asleep and he’d wake up and bawl. Couldn’t just let him cry since everyone else in the family needed sleep! He also got to where if you got him to sleep while standing up, if you sat down then he’d cry. *sigh* I’m not sure how long that lasted, it’s kind of a blur…
Hang in there!
By Holly on 2007 06 19
Have you seen that video on You Tube where this little boy starts having a full out temper tantrum, ending up flat on his back kicking and screaming, his poor father standing there helpless and embarrassed…and at the end it says. USE CONDOMS. Sorry, your little by-line reminded me of it. I should be a dear and go find the link, but I’m too busy suffering from my own reflux Okay…I sooo hope you get some rest and relaxation soon and Baby O kicks reflux in the butt!
By sarahgrace on 2007 06 19
At least you still have your sense of humor!
By Jane on 2007 06 19
Oh yeah. I totally remember that stage! And I totally remember how unstable I was on three hours of sleep and how over the edge I would go sometimes about it. Daughter pulled this stunt until she was nearly two years old, as she would NOT NOT NOT NOT in a million years go to sleep on her own.
Just remember, this too, shall pass!
By MGM on 2007 06 19
Where is that paper chain we talked about earlier?
As all others say…this too shall pass, although you probably want to ring my neck for saying that, but it will. I remember thinking at 6 weeks I had to get Mr. JB sleep trained because if I didn’t…I knew I would go insane. The sleep training didn’t work for us and it just made me feel bad. We suffered through 10 weeks of sleeping on the couch with Mr. JB asleep on our chests. My GOD, it was the only way we could get some sleep. Things slowly got back to normal and now he sleeps on his own, and through the night.
Hang that damn paper chain!
By Traci on 2007 06 19
Just found your blog… congrats on the safe arrival of baby O, he’s very cute, but I don’t envy you one iota! Been there, done that a few too many times to even think it’s cute. Poor you, sleep deprivation is a form of torture, but thankfully, he will eventually sleep throught the night as you know, so hang in there!
By Chris H on 2007 06 19
I feel so guilty, but you totally made me giggle.
I hope you sleep soon.
By aimee/greeblemonkey on 2007 06 20
Your post made me laugh. I love the way you made an analogy with those dolls. I had a clear visual of your experience. I think that only a lack of sleep can cause somebody to dip into the deep recesses of their mind and find those dolls from childhood.
This won’t help with your sleep issue but it may keep your daughter entertained. I found your post and thought I’d reach out to say hello and ask if you’d like to receive a free Maya & Miguel DVD. If you’d like to receive the DVD just email me at Kerri at boldmouth.com with your address and I’ll have it shipped it out to you.
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By Kerri Roberts on 2007 06 20
Totally why I’m getting the tubes tied during my c/s. I cannot do this crap again! He’ll come out of it soon enough Leslie!
Ugh I keep hearing these stories about #2 being needier and it makes me want to climb the walls!
By Susie on 2007 06 20
I’d comment, but then I’ll jinx myself since I have 1 out of 2 kids currently sleeping…
By AmyM on 2007 06 20