Friday, August 25, 2006

Day 3, going, going...

This is the next installment of a little program I like to call, "It Really Sucks That My Husband Has to Travel for Work." Last night, I had to get up with a non-sleeping, screaming Bean at least 7 times. I think it was even more than just 7 times, but I was so deliriously tired, not to mention absolutely livid at the injustice of it, that I lost count by around 7. By 3:00 a.m. I made the executive decision to stop getting out of bed to comfort her. I turned off her monitor, told her to please be sleepy, closed her door, and closed my door. She cried awhile longer, but I could only barely hear her, so I was able to go back to sleep a few more hours. She was still alive this morning so it appears that this was an o.k. thing to do.

Then while I was out getting some groceries a little while ago and returned lugging my 27# baby plus heavy bags of milk gallons and canned beans and tomatoes and the like, I discovered that our new outdoor sofa had been delivered. The UPS guy had very helpfully deposited it on our front stoop, blocking the front door. Probably thought he was doing me a favor getting up the steps or something.

Have I said how much it sucks that my Husband is out of town just now? Wish me luck as I try to make it through the rest of this particularly damnable day...

7 comments:

Andrew said...

Sounds like you could use the (literally) best parenting tip my wife and I ever received. You can read about it in The Five-Minute Drill. It might save you hours of sleep some night - it certainly did for us.

Andrew
"To Love, Honor and Dismay"

Nikkie said...

Day 3 only 4 more to go! You can do it!

I'm sorry that Bean got up so many times last night. I've been known to do that with Boo. Sometimes there is just nothing you can do to help them like that!

Beth said...

I am right there with you on the sleeping thing. My son NEVER slept unless it was on me...with "silky pajamas" on. Hubs will be home soon!

cubmommy said...

I hate when Hubby travels so I know what you mean. I hope you get the much need rest you deserve!

Mama D said...

Executive decisions are good.

I am sorry that your husband is away. It sounds like you are hanging in there pretty well. I will be thinking of you!

Manic Mom said...

You got me cracking up at this line:
She was still alive this morning so it appears that this was an o.k. thing to do.

theyellowwallpaper said...

Eek Gad, it is never fun being a single parent and dealing with all the family duties while flying solo. It is in times like these that I rely most heavily on my girlfriends. Give one a call and be sure to pour yourself a nice glass of wine as well.