Gizmo's sleepRemember how I bragged that Gizmo was such a great sleeper? Remember that? And you probably thought to yourself one of two things a) She needs to shut up because my kid doesn't sleep like that or b) She needs to shut up because she is going to jinx herself.
Well, I should have shut up. Since she started rolling, Gizmo has stopped sleeping. Actually it started a little before the rolling. She wakes up for her midnight feeding and is ready to partaaaaay, ya'll! She's all smiles and squeals of delight. It takes anywhere from 45 minutes to two hours to get her back to sleep. And then she's a roly-poly baby, flip-flopping around, waking up.
The husband was up with her from 11:30 p.m. to 1:45 a.m. Sunday/Monday. She just would not go to sleep. It's like she thinks she's going to miss out on the ponies and jugglers. Let me tell you, kiddo, not much is happening. Mommy and daddy are too tired.
I know experts say that babies tend not to sleep well when reaching developmental milestones. Well she's reached it and now she needs to go back to sleep.
Well, these are getting better. Kind of. We've instituted a tantrum-rule. If she has two tantrums in a day, she's not allowed to watch part of a movie before bedtime. And if she keeps it up, I think we are going to say if she has any tantrums, no movie.
It sometimes gets her attention when she is ramping up into a fit. And then, sometimes she doesn't care and goes into full-on banshee screams until I am sure the neighbors have their fingers poised over the last 1 of 911.
I finally gave in and took Friday off. I took the girls over to the babysitter's house, rented a movie and went home to crash. I slept for almost three hours. It was fabulous. Being sick is not fabulous but having an excuse to rest was great.
It was a good thing I got some rest since Saturday night/Sunday morning I got about 4 hours of sleep, not consecutively (see above re: Gizmo's sleep, or lack there of.)
The husband gave me my Mother's Day gift early this weekend (we are Horrible with this. I'm not sure there has ever been a gift given on the actual day it was supposed to be.)
He gave me a ring with Gizmo's birth stone, a blue topaz. I love it. For the Mother's Day after Peanut was born, he gave me a ring with a ruby stone, Peanut's birth stone.
I've decided that both girls will get their respective rings for a special birthday like when they turn 16 or 18.
My mother and mother-in-law keep asking what else I want for Mother's Day but I can't think of anything (besides for my child to sleep through the night for the rest of her life, or at least for when she is living with us). I told my mom she could get me a gift card to Barnes and Noble since I always put those to good use but she poo-pooed the idea saying she wanted to get me something I would keep.
I haaaaate coming up with gift ideas for people to give me (especially when they poo-poo the one idea I give them.)
What do you want for Mother's Day?