Mommy Radar

by admin on June 2, 2006

Where is my Mommy radar? I thought that was a super power you automatically received once you had a child. Apparently, I lost it. Or never had it.  Or something.

This morning Justin asked me if I remembered what happened last night.  Hmm. Noooooo. What happened?

Apparently, Sam started screaming at 12:30am and it came through loud and clear through the monitor.  Usually, I fiddle with that stupid monitor for five minutes before I go to bed. If it’s to loud I can hear the static buzz and if it’s to soft I won’t hear her cry. Technically, you can hear her cry from her room to ours but it’s pretty faint. And I am a sound sleeper.  :-)  So I have to reach the perfect setting on that silly thing. I don’t want to hear every sigh and hiccup.  Also, lately she has been rolling around and keeps hitting her music box which is GREAT for an extra 20 min in the morning but horrible for me to wake up to. Especially when she keeps pounding it with her foot over and over so you hear the start of the same song every 15 seconds.

So, she was screaming. Apparently.  Justin said he had just gone to bed (he’s been having trouble sleeping the past month or so – insomnia is a horrible thing!) and he sat there for 10 min thinking I was awake but practicing some voodoo cry-it-out theory (which I totally would if I was up but alas, I was not) and finally he got up to go see what was going on.  She was just screaming and was on her side. Poor thing.  He said he picked her up and walked her around for a few mintues and she was still crying and then he sang to her for awhile in the glider.  After about 30 min she finally drifted off to sleep as he sang to her.  Awwww.  Cute, right?

But all this was going on while the MONITOR was still on, next to me, at it’s perfect setting while I continued to sleep.  Sad!  Hello, Mommy radar? I have a great history of sleeping through crazy things but it is slighly scary that I would sleep through poor Sammy screaming.
It is nice that J got up and settled her down though. I would have just zombie walked back to bed and fed her while we went back to sleep together but would have woken up two hours later annoyed by my arm completely dead of all feeling and her still sucking on my boob and would have had to carefully put her back in her crib only to have her wake up an hour later.  He could have just brought her to me so I could have fed her. I didn’t tell him that though. (I think he knew though.) I did have such a nice sleep that night. :-)  And he was able to settle her much better than I would have because, she just would have wanted my boob.  And he doesn’t have one.
Hopefully she won’t do it again anytime soon but we have six month shots coming up so I forsee some more night wakings.  I love my sleep.  I always feel so bad when people tell me that they have insomnia. I can’t imagine it. It’s happened about four times in my life (knock on wood) and I freak out the next day.  It’s the worst thing in the world to not get sleep. I can’t imagine having to live with insomnia.  I’m so SORRY to everyone who suffers from it!!
So, Mommy radar? Hello? Please don’t fail me if something bad happens in the future! (Although, if it’s another night waking for nothing serious then I forgive you… )
xoxo

But all this was going on while the MONITOR was still on, next to me, at it’s perfect setting while I continued to sleep.  Sad!  Hello, Mommy radar? I have a great history of sleeping through crazy things but it is slighly scary that I would sleep through poor Sammy screaming.  It is nice that J got up and settled her down though. I would have just zombie walked back to bed and fed her while we went back to sleep together but would have woken up two hours later annoyed by my arm completely dead of all feeling and her still sucking on my boob and would have had to carefully put her back in her crib only to have her wake up an hour later.  He could have just brought her to me so I could have fed her. I didn’t tell him that though. (I think he knew though.) I did have such a nice sleep that night. :-)  And he was able to settle her much better than I would have because, she just would have wanted my boob.  And he doesn’t have one.  Hopefully she won’t do it again anytime soon but we have six month shots coming up so I forsee some more night wakings.  I love my sleep.  I always feel so bad when people tell me that they have insomnia. I can’t imagine it. It’s happened about four times in my life (knock on wood) and I freak out the next day.  It’s the worst thing in the world to not get sleep. I can’t imagine having to live with insomnia.  I’m so SORRY to everyone who suffers from it!! So, Mommy radar? Hello? Please don’t fail me if something bad happens in the future! (Although, if it’s another night waking for nothing serious then I forgive you… ) xoxo

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