October 12, 2011
in which i don’t even mention the word insomnia
I don’t even know if I can focus right now because I’m watching Survivor and this is the nastiest challenge I have ever seen.
So, I had this really dramatic and comedic retelling of yesterday morning’s events to memorialize forever on the blog.
But I’m just not feeling dramatic and comedic.
Me. No drama? Shocker. I know.
It basically went something like this:
– bad night of sleep
– baby wakes up fussing around at 4:15ish
– I lay there waiting for baby to settle down
– the fussing around escalates
– I get up to go find the binkies that have gone overboard (can someone just invent a crib mattress with safely attached binkies, please?)
– as I’m debating whether or not to move the crib to retrieve three of the four lost binkies, I hear Baby Swiss crying at the door saying her pants are wet
– I go grab a camera, a pen and the baby book to record baby’s first bed-wetting
– or maybe I decided definitely not to move the crib and just tossed the lone found binky into the crib and suppressed the urge to laugh out loud
– I stripped wet panties and pants off the kid and tossed them into the washer before tossing her onto the potty
– then I did the hand test to assess just how much of the bedding was wet
– oh yes I did
– I was in luck, it was only the fitted sheet – God bless the inventor of the waterproof mattress pad
– I definitely stripped off only the fitted sheet, started the laundry and put my kid back to bed on top of the mattress pad
– but not before I gave her a quick wipe down with a soapy wash cloth
– because there was no way she was going to have a bath between then and when we needed to leave in the morning
– all the while she is very concerned about Elmo (who was in her bed the whole time)
– then I went back to bed and just laid there for an hour and a half not sleeping
– then I realized I had set my alarm for Sunday at 6:15 instead of just 6:15
– and I was kind of glad I hadn’t fallen back to sleep
– but only kind of
Now just imagine that I told that in a really dramatic and funny story-telling kind of way and we can stay friends.