Wednesday, January 16, 2008

The arrival

I have a whole new appreciation for The Davey as his arrival has brought a total change in my children and made life worth living again. The children! They sleep! He was able to get Goldie back to sleep without threats of violence. Though I alone am responsible for getting the small one to give us a few more blessed hours of sleep. I so can´t believe I did this, and neither will anyone who knows me in real life: I brought her to bed with me. Now, don´t get me wrong, if you want to sleep with your kids until they are 20....adelante, go for it, makes no difference to me. It just has never been the thing for us. Not one single time. Until last night. I can see on the one hand the allure, she breathes so soft and snores so sweetly, but then there was the Why Am I Clinging to the Tippy-Toe Edge of a King Sized Bed While Someone Who Weighs 16lbs Takes up All The Room, factor. Seriously. But! We slept until 8:00 a.m. so I am going to try to keep an open mind for the sake of my sanity.

Goldie has also begun eating again, at least foods that don´t include popcicles, candy or chips. I did hear, however, Davey say something I thought in all my life I would never hear: "Drink your pop, Goldie, " I almost choked on my taquito. Wha? So, she screams for Sprite and calls it Green Juice. WTF.

I have undone 2 1/2 years of parenting in 11 days.


Anonymous Andy said...

It's the sleeping in til 8am that makes it worth it. It's amazing what I'll do for just one. more. hour.

Hooray for reinforcements!

9:18 PM  
Blogger katydidnot said...

so the trip is going well. that's good. co-sleeping worked really well for one of my three, and i was like you, no thanks and all that. whatever works. whatever gets you through the night.

10:27 PM  
Blogger melodyann said...

Pictures! we need pictures from your trip!!

6:48 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I am glad Davey Got there fine and dandy! He is the "man with a plan and a pocket comb"... He was all packed and he inspired me to get a duffle bag for my future travels :)

Your Van is safe and is enjoying it's stay at the "Martin Wayward Garage for distant travelers"

Miss You tons,

11:03 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I remember just giving in to my second child for the same reasons and I thought he might be sleeping with me forever. He often started in his own bed BUT.. I was just relieved that my other child didn't try. She did once and asked why does he get to not me. I said because you are better at staying in your bed. Surprisingly she just went with it. I was just ugly mom when I was sleep deprived! By the way at about 5ish He started to sleeping through the night in his own bed without any power struggle. Best of luck.

5:39 PM  
Blogger Kian said...

I sheepishly admit that Connor sleeps with us and Ian's crib is attached to our bed. It's a dream for nursing (connor not ian LOL) and they do sleep in longer.

5:53 PM  

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