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?

5 comments:

Lance and Becky said...

I thought I was all alone, we've had the same few weeks, and I'm exhausted! I have a cold, and a constant headache from being up all night with the kids! Same thing going on here, and Rylie has a cold and a cough after having the stomach flu, and fever, and I think she's used to being up so much that she's not sleeping well either! It's kinda comforting to know someone else is in the same boat! I'll be thinkin about you when I can't sleep ;) Hang in there, it can only get better right!

Greg & Deb said...

I hope you all get feeling better soon. We're just starting the colds and not feeling well...I hope we don't last as long.

Danielle said...

I'm so sorry- sick, non-sleeping kids are the worst! I hope things will start to get better tonight and you'll all get a good night's sleep. I'll be thinking of you!

renae said...

oh man! i REALLY hope she forgot how to climb out-- did she?

i read your last post about being so sick, and whaddaya know... that night we were all up all night and very sick. it lasted through the weekend, and i was thinking it would never end. but by yesterday they were all better, and i just have a little (ok a lot) lingering congestion. i can handle that!

hope you all start feeling better and that your sweet little avery can stay confined to the safety of her crib! :)

Heather H said...

Hi Martha! It's Heather Bell (Humphreys) that has found you! I happened across a fellow CHS-er's blog today and link, by link, by link, I've come across all my fellow patriots! So, hello!!! And can I just say that you have a beautiful family! It is fun to sort of catch-up with you via your blog! If it's ok, I'll check back every now and then to see what you're up to! My blog address is http://web.mac.com/willhumphreys if you'd like to stop by sometime!