Wednesday, April 09, 2008

Oh, The Humanity

10:30PM- Finally get baby settled down and into bed. Fall asleep around eleven thirty after watching Seinfeld/attempting to make adult conversation.

1:30AM- Am awakened by furious screaming. Find baby sopping wet, having managed, in the space of three hours, to pee through a dry diaper, a onesie, pajamas, a blanket, a sheet, and a mattress protector.

5:00AM- Baby is hungry again, as urinating apparently works up an appetite.

8:23AM- Take Adelay to potty, where she swings legs and smiles sweetly. Finally give up and take her to her room for a clean diaper, where she promptly lays down on the edge of the bed and pees, soaking HER sheet and mattress protector, and also sending a river of pee down the edge of the bed, under the bed, and onto the hardwood floor.

9:00AM- While reaching into the fridge for the butter, knock egg onto the floor, spattering salmonella all over recently cleaned laminate.

1:30, 2:00, and 2:30PM- Adelay lets me know in no uncertain terms that napping will not be on the day's agenda. Nor, perhaps, on the agenda for the rest of her life, if the last three days are any indication. Hold me.

26 comments:

Fine For Now said...

What a day! You poor thing! Hope you get sleep tonight :o)

Mimi said...

That's exactly why I am skeered to death of potty training. Oh, the river of pee!

Tessie said...

That's a lot of pee, man. Not cool. Hope tomorrow is better.

Jess said...

When it rains it pours, huh? Figuratively and literally if we're talking about all that pee. I hope things improve soon.

Pickles & Dimes said...

Sending good wishes - STAT.

clueless but hopeful mama said...

Oh jeez. So sorry about your many loads of laundry today but the napping part? That TERRIFIES me.

Maggie said...

Oh ouch! Hopefully the rest of the day passes quickly and the night is slow and SILENT!

P said...

Honey, I haven't had a day that bad since I can't even remember! Hang in there. What doesn't kill us makes up stronger.

Jana said...

It could have been worse, right? It could have been vomit..... But then again, pee is pretty bad, too.

Mommy Daisy said...

Yuck, potty and nap problems. The worst! I'd take the pee/laundry problems any day over the no napping though. I see why you need held.

Kelsey said...

Don't give up on the naps!!! Not that you want advice (especially from my sleep-deprived self) but Harper is a total streak napper. Meaning she'll nap for two weeks and then go four days without and then on again, etc. She has been this way since age two. But when she does fall asleep she sleep a couple of hours, so I figure she still needs it. I make her have quite time in her bed after lunch, at least an hour, I'm such a mean mom. If she's still not asleep, fine, but I always make her have that time, at least half the time she sleeps!

Hope tomorrow is better.

Bird said...

I hate when they ignore nap time. My friend just instated "quiet time" for her little one who doesn't sleep: You must be in the bed, and you must be quiet. REading and playing with stuffed animals are allowed.

As for the pee thing, well, that sucks, but it could always be worse.

Momma Mary said...

I'm SO Sorry. That whole no-sleep thing doesn't work well for me. I always try to explain (even though I know the baby's all "what??") that I'm a better Mommy when I've had sleep... AND like PP said.. the pee thing, It could be worse. It could be something like this.

beth said...

Yeah, sounds familiar. And I can deal with the pee. It is the no nap when I am expecting a nap that kills me.

Lisa said...

Oh NO! Giving up naps is the worst followed closely by potty training stuggles.

I hope you get some sleep tonight and don't get woken by pee soaked babies.

d e v a n said...

Oh no! Today will be better!!
d hasn't napped much in the last few weeks and it's killing me. I love naptime.

Valley Momma said...

Wow... you deserve an award for making it through the day! Mine is potty training and giving up naps now, too... so I've had some of those days myself... totally NOT cool. My 1 year old is still nursing and STILL (oh my dear goodness... STILL) waking me up at least once, sometimes twice a night to nurse. When will it end? Just know you are not alone. :)

Saly said...

Oh My God, I would die. DIE!!

I hope today is better for you!

JMC said...

Oh, every time one of my kids gave up the daily nap, I mourned. The mourning period lasts until they start preschool.

LoriD said...

IF you think Adelay would do it, Bird's suggestion is good. My older two embraced the "rest time" philosophy. Maggie, not so much.

Astarte said...

Why is it that messes, particularly pee and puke, always seem to breed other like messes? It's like yawning! If one kid pees, everyone's gotta do it. Also, I think pee has some kind of weird intelligence, and if it finds its way out of a diaper one time, it continues to try that avenue FOREVER.

Quiet time was a difficult process in our house. I managed it once in awhile with Josie, but really it was mostly her pestering me for an hour about can she come out NOW until she was too old to need it anymore. With Patrick, I didn't even bother, because Josie was too old for it, and try convincing a 2yo that HE has to go to his room, but NO ONE ELSE does. Nope, not gonna happen.

Shannon said...

We're having one of those days, too, but yours is worse. way worse.

andi said...

Through the mattress protector? How is that possible?

Sorry! I do hope you have a better sleep tonight.

Susiewearsthepants said...

I was going to say something placating like, "It will get better". Instead I will just say truthfully....THAT SUCKS!! (But I do hope your day gets better)

Annie said...

I sympathize. That pretty much sums up every day for the past year in our household. One of the real low points was when both of the girls had a stomach bug and were up all night puking like dueling banjos. Argh. Hope you have a better night soon-

Queen of Shake-Shake said...

That's a very, very long day. It sucks when kids think they no longer need a nap.