Monday, March 9, 2009

Sick Child + Time Change = Early Morning Car Rides

I tell you, I don't think I slept at all this weekend. Well I slept on Friday but that was because my parents kept Nicholas over night and even though I promised myself I would sleep in, I was still up at 6:00 a.m. on Saturday morning. But it was okay, I felt good, I had slept a whole night through without getting up. I was good to go.

Saturday night, Nicholas was a little difficult to put to sleep, he finally fell asleep about 11:30 p.m. - not a big deal it's the weekend afterall. I forgot to change the clocks. And then he woke up at 3:30 a.m. (although my bedside clock said 2:30) and was up until 9:30 a.m. AHHHHHHHHHHHHHH! It was not just that he was up, he was crying and whining the WHOLE time. He would not let me put him down and he wanted me to hold him while standing and walking. He weighs over 30 lbs so after a few hours of trying to hold him and walk around the house and him NOT falling back to sleep, I dressed him up and put him in the car for our first early morning car ride. I kept the window open a crack hoping the cool air would help him breath (he is still very congested) and it worked like a charm. He was snoring in under 5 minutes. UNTIL I tried to take him out.

Then he started screaming and crying again. So we walked some more, I tried to get him to watch t.v. or give him things to distract him. At this point I was becoming concerned that there was something really really wrong with him. So after another hour, I went back to the car and drove around for a good 30 minutes until I knew he was knocked out cold and then I brought him back in the house and went to sleep.

Needless to say we didn't get up and out of bed until 12:30 Sunday afternoon. The whole day went by pretty fast and I felt like I got nothing accomplished. My house is a disaster, my laundry is still dirty, I didn't get to scrap :( or even bake cookies like I wanted to. But Nicholas was in a better mood and nothing seemed to be bothering him so that was good.

So yes, this was my weekend. It's a very fun and exciting life I lead - please try not to be jealous. I did get one layout done on Friday that I need to take pictures of. It is for the Simply Obsessed Spring Training Crop that is going on through the month of March. So far 3 challenges have been post - I've only gotten one completed. I need to catch up!

Hope you all had a much better weekend then I did :)

3 comments:

BloomingPink said...

Yikes. I don't know how you did that!

Car rides with my daughter worked too. At one point I got some silly notion that the vibration and noise was what put her to sleep, so I picked up a vibrating heating pad and tried to find some similar white noise to use instead...didn't work...LOL Oh, well.

Hope your week is more calm with happy baby!

Ashley said...

You poor thing! I hope you all are having a better week!

Kristii said...

I'm so sorry you had a rough weekend!! Wishing you brighter days ahead!!!