Wednesday, September 10, 2008

Bloody Murder

Jacob took Joris to bed on Monday night, as he always does on days that I have spent a full day with the lad. After reading the same library book approximately 12 times, he turned off the lights and started singing a song. Joris went from a whimpery protest to screaming bloody murder within a few minutes. Unable to console our sad little gnome, I went in and was able to coax him to sleep after 20 minutes or so. Then he woke up at 10:45pm. And at 11:30pm; each time screaming like someone was stabbing him. Each time refusing to be comforted by his daddy.

We still don't know what the issue was; The next set of molars coming in? His nasty diaper rash bothering him? Nightmares about Sarah Palin? Gas? We changed his diaper and, around midnight, tylenol-ed him, after which he slept for almost 5 hours, waking up around 5:00am again. He did get back to sleep until 7:00am, which is like sleeping in for him.

Then yesterday, the day after that night, he was unable to go down for a nap at his regular time and Jacob described several hours of screaming, which I'm glad I wasn't around for, but feel bad they happened - for both of them. Eventually - and this is one of the saddest things I've ever heard - Joris fell asleep in his highchair, between one bite of lunch and the next.

Last night was better. He did wake up at 5:00 again, but went back to sleep pretty easily and slept in 'till 7:00am again, which made us have to scramble to get ready for work and has me walking around with greasy hair because of the lack of time to take a shower. Which is fine, since I'm in toddler land today anyway. I'm pretty sure the other moms at the playground won't care.

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