My Journey

Friday, July 22, 2011

Life Is Over As We Know It...

... at least for me and Jake. Ok....sleep is over for us. Ok... that's not true either, but bedtime tonight is a killer! As some of you know, both my kids are teething. Most of you know putting them to bed is a marathon for me, especially when I have to do it alone. Kids 13.5 months apart....BAD IDEA STACEY!  And to think we were thinking of trying for #3 if I didn't qualify for surgery! BAD- er IDEA STACEY!

I knew this was bound to happen. After all I have a monkey for a toddler. I put her to bed and she obviously doesn't want to go down so she screams and screams. Since Logan is still up I figure I would give her 5 minutes to try and get herself together and then I would intercept with plan b, whole milk in a bottle (my pediatrician would kill me!).  So she is screaming and screaming and then all of a sudden she just stops. Weird....... And then...... She appears before my very eyes. She made her way out of the crib, out of her room, down the stairs and then to me. DAMAGE!

I let her play since Logan is still up anyway, but Logan is getting grumpy so I try again. I lock the gate at the top of the stairs, but a few minutes later she is crying at the gate. Me no likey my friends.

She takes off into the other room and I follow a few minutes later to find her in her high chair. It is a HIGH chair. I have no clue how she climbed her way into it. For a second I thought maybe there was a random stranger in the house assisting her in all these ninja moves. You think if I found him he would help me get the kids to bed? He could rob the house even.

At this point Logan has lost it, so I give Zoey an ice cream cone and put on Dora. (I hate being "that" parent, but I can't have her bursting through Logan's door. I need complete distraction and Ice Cream and Nick JR are key!) I know I have about 10 minutes before she will start screaming for me. I say a prayer as I rock Logan to sleep. If I can get him to sleep then I might have enough patience to wait out Zoey to exhaustion.

As we speak she is shoving her face in front of the screen saying "hi". So....hi from Zoey everyone.

Any mom's out there....I need all the advice in the world right now. How will I solve this problem? Should I get a toddler bed tomorrow?

My weekly weigh in and 1st fill post will just have to wait until tomorrow when I can sit here and watch Jake try to deal with this. The text I just got from him was " oh my gosh, sorry, but that's hilarious" . We will see how hilarious it is tomorrow Jake!! lol.

Ok, well the "boring the life out of her" strategy while I type this post doesn't seem to be working. Off to the next! Night blogland!


  1. I wish I could give you a secret solution. But there are none. Just know that this stage will end and another will start until they are all grown up and have left home you miss them every day.
    Maybe a toddler bed would be best. She isn't going to stop climbing out now that she knows she can.

  2. She's definitely not going to stop climbing out. I agree - this will pass - hopefully soon for you! I always had such troubles with bedtime. You're doing great so far! I'm working through running right now - I'm halfway through training. I'm trying to figure out how I'm going to run tomorrow in all this humidity on the East Coast! Good luck!!

  3. A toddler bed with LOTS of books around is what helped me put the toddler down while I got the baby to sleep - books with the promise to read them "as soon as your brother goes to sleep" which meant he needed to be really quiet.. My older son was very bribe-able!

  4. Maybe I should skip my appointment this week with the fertility specialist??? LMAO

    I hope it calms down soon around there!!! (Think of all the extra exercise you are getting!)

  5. Okay...I never have this issue. My kids are 14 and 16 months apart. I put the baby down first. He goes down awake...and then falls to tears. Then I take the other 2 up and put them in their beds. I read a story in one room...then read two stories in the next room. My daughter whines for about 5 minutes...because it's "no nite nite mama"...but after that she is knocked out.

    I like the toddler bed with books idea.

    Good luck sweetie!!

  6. I agree, now that she knows she can climb out, unless you can figure out some way to keep her in (good luck!), she will only continue, so maybe a kids bed is in the picture!!

    And sorry, but I had the perfect angel of a daughter. I never had a single problem with her from birth until marriage!! And yes, I don't know how it happened, but both her and her husband were virgins (and he is 5 yrs older than her)!!

    I just started to follow you since I checked into my blog and found that you just joined me!! I will give you a big shout out tonight, so check it out and if there is something in there you don't want shown, let me know by either an email or a comment, and I will remove it immediately!!

    Welcome to the Sisterhood of the Bandster's!!

  7. If you can afford a toddler bed right now, I'd totally go for it! My boys used to crawl out of their cribs all the time and it was frustrating/exhausting! Since I got them their toddler beds (and now they have twin beds) they've really calmed down alot just knowing how easy it is to get in and out and all that, it's kind of lost it's fun.

    I also lock them in their room at night, however. (Don't judge me! lol) So if they get outta bed, they just play in their floor. I read to them at night before they go to bed and give them their favorite toys, so they don't usually have any reason to want up once their sleepy.

  8. This is hilarious! I mean, for me, not you! Man oh man do you have your hands full! Once my daughter started climbing out of her bed we did the toddler bed thing cause I didn't want to have to take her to er in the middle of the night for any broken bones! Good luck!