Wednesday, October 13, 2010

Being A Parent Sucks

Dear Miss Avin ~ You are so cute and so sweet.  Your smile is so contagious and your little voice is so sweet. Your eyes are absolutely stunning and your tiny little features I sure do adore.  You are such a great baby and are usually pretty easy to figure out.  We adore you Avin and we sure do love you.

BUT ( and that is a big but )

I do not love that you think it is ok to be up for 2 - 4 hours in the middle of the night.  I do not love that while I have been sick you think its fun to play at 2am.  I do not adore that sweet little voice of yours talking away at 3am.  I cringe at your cry when it is 4 in the morning.  I can't figure you out because you don't need a diaper change, you either took or will not take a bottle and you are not crying like you are in pain.  I am not the type of mommy that likes to let her babies cry it out but last night I just couldn't do it anymore.  I was crying and you where crying and all I wanted was to SLEEP and for you to SLEEP.  I am not giving in and bringing you into our bed.  Why because you move and toss and turn so much in your sleep that I get no sleep.  So there is no choice but your crib and you need to stay there and when your in there you really need to try sleeping a little better.  Little lady you are 8 months old and your mommy is really sick of waking in the middle of the night.

so Miss Avin can you do me a favor and please try and sleep through the night or wake up for a bottle but go right back to bed like you have always done.  Waking up with a headache because I have not gotten enough sleep is not a great way to start any day.  So please please little lady and do me a huge favor and just sleep!!

Love ~ Mommy

P.S. Being A Parent Sucks When You Do Not Get Enough Sleep!


Anonymous said...

An "experienced" parent once told me to say this phrase to myself during tough times:

"I'm going to miss this..."

It helps ease the pain! Good Luck!!

Paige said...

Very understandable post. I feel the same way whenever I have lack of sleep. I agree with the comment above, but I try to say "I'm going to miss this" then shake my head, throw up my hands and remind myself just how tired that I really am! haha. I hope that you are feeling better and that Avin finds out how wonderful it feels to sleep through the night!

Kelly said...

Kristi- I love that phrase! Erin, make sure she is fed, cereal and bottle, then put her to bed, she might cry for a little bit, but she will be fine and will phase out of it. I did it with Kenzie too.

Katrina said...

I couldn't help but giggle when I read your title. I haven't been getting much sleep these past few weeks either. And Aidyn is 3! Mainly because we've all been sick... but a full night of sleep would be aaaaawesome. :)

Angela said...

sore throat is not a lot of fun its just uncomfortable and difficult to swallow.

usually, i would take the Nim Jiom Cough Syrup ( ) which has a thick consistency formulation. it coats the throat and includes herbs that are particularly good for that application.

i hope it works on you as well.

Meant to be a mom said...

Seriously she is the cutest. I just love these pictures.
I sure hope she starts to sleep better, if for nothing else than for you sake.