Monday, January 30, 2012

The Nattie Bear Strikes!

Do you see this face??  Looks like an angel, right??  Well, don't let that smile fool you!! 

*YAWN* . . . . so it was a rough night with Miss Nattie Bear.  I don't know if it was the excitement getting out the house and meeting with our church group, the excitement of the extra kids/people at group, her teeth bothering her OR any other number of possibilities.  Did anyone notice if it was a full moon by chance??  Whatever it was, that little girl instilled a fear in her daddy and I that we haven't had in I don't know how long.  We were totally at her mercy.  It was one of those moments. . . that happened to last for several hours. . . where she was crying off/on, fidgety, very fussy, crying some more, yelling. . . . . BTW, she did not have a fever which just added to us being perplexed by her behavior.  Also, this was during the late evening when we have 3 other kids that were sleeping - two of which had to get up at 6:30am for school.  *YAWN*

Not from last night - but a glimpse of her feist, nonetheless!

It finally ended at 12:30am-ish when Shawn took her, gently put her in the car seat, heated up the car and then drove her around for a little bit until she fell asleep.  AMEN!!  PRAISE GOD!!  HALLELUJAH!!  Despite the stress, concern, and chaos, S-Money$ was my hero last night!  Insisting on staying up with me to help with Nattie Bear, despite my adamant effort to do it alone so he could rest before having to get up for work.  Makes me so thankful for a loving, helpful husband!  I surely couldn't do this alone that's for sure. <3

Needless to say, we were too afraid to move her out of the carseat when S-Money$ brought her back - for fear we would wake her and start the vicious cycle all over again.  So she slept in her carseat, bundled up in our room close by.  She awoke at 5:30am all smiles.  Blissfully unaware of the earlier night's happenings.  Ahhh, the life of a baby!!!  *wink*

Praying for a bit more ZZZZZ's tonight for ALL of us! . . . . . and for any of you who are also a bit sleep deprived on this Monday morning.  :)

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  1. I hope you both got a nap in! :)

  2. Oh Tanya, I should have but my type-A personality got to me and I'm doing stuff around the house, making up a home mngt binder and checking on blogs. *Sigh* I'll just call it an early evening. . . . hopefully. ;)

  3. That is no fun! Unfortunately our new bedtime at the Geers household for mom and dad is 11pm or 12am. It seems like I need that time once I get everyone in bed to clean and get ready for the next day. Plus, Tony getting home at 9pm makes things even harder. I'm glad she woke up happy today. It's scary when you don't know what is wrong. I understand that a little to much lately. :) I wish everyone a good night sleep tonight.

  4. Sleep thing can be so tough. What did people do before cars? Brought back many memories. I love being a grandma. Now when my kids tell me similar stories, I nod my head and go home to a peaceful night. It does get better. :)

  5. Melissa - thanks for the well wishes. . . . we did get a bit more sleep since Nat fell asleep around 10-ish. A far cry from her typical 7:30-8pm bedtime but I'm just glad she slept, lol!

    Ruth - you're right, it will get better. In the meantime, we are deep in the trenches some days, lol! Don't know if it will improve with baby #5 but I'll just be thankful and take it one day at a time. :)