Tuesday, January 22, 2008
I hoped this day would never come
I really hoped it wouldn't happen. Caden was my climber, not Avery. She's always been so content to play in her bed, never trying to get out. Tonight, that all changed. She has had the worst few weeks - colds, coughs, runny nose, stomach flu, then an earache...she just isn't sleeping well. Tonight I just couldn't keep going in her room to hold her. I know she feels awful, but it was getting so exhausting. Her cry is more of a whine at this piont...it's so sad, and I just decided to let her fuss it out. Well, I only lasted 5-10 minutes and I went back in her room to try again. It was nearing midnight, and we've been doing his for almost 3 hours! Well, I walk in and she's standing next to her bed, on the floor, finger in her mouth, just waiting for someone to come get her. How did she do that? She's not tall enough, I can only figure she stacked enough blankets and toys in her bed to get out. I didn't even know she knew that was an option. Life has changed for all of us now - I can only hope that she'll forget by morning :) I'm off to help her again...it's 12:20 in the morning and she's still fighting it...will she eve go to sleep?!?! Did I mention Ryan stayed home sick today and Caden joined him by throwing up this afternoon?
Posted by Martha