I had the night from hell Thursday night...and you know what sucks about this night? It started off so peaceful and relaxing and then went to shit.
Hubby was away on business (in my mind this means he's sleeping comfortably in a kings sized bed with no responsibilities to anyone but himself) and I actually got J to bed at the normal hour of 7:15 (she's been giving us some going to bed issues so this was great). I call Mike and he says how great it is that we can both get a good night's sleep (obviously his guilt talking) and to enjoy the down time. KISS OF DEATH people!
Here's how my night played out....
9:15 - Wailing coming from sleeping toddler's room. I go in and get her back to sleep
9:45 - More wailing...ok - I'll go right in...just have to pee...THUD! (I do not have a font size big enough for this thud). I freak the fuck out. I run into J's room and she's on the floor. She climbed out of her crib!! She's on the floor on all fours. I am scared shitless. Seriously. I know most kids do this, but I have never heard anyone say that the thud is ridiculous and I can't stop my mind from wandering to all those "she could've..." places. Seriously, I'm not a religious person, but there's a god somewhere watching over little children.
10 - 10:15 - Call hubs in hysterics and I think hang up on him cause he's no help. Call mom who kinda laughs at how "advanced" J is - she's only 18 months after all.
Now here's where the fun part start
10:30 - 12:30 - I tried everyone of my mommy tricks to get her back to bed:
Rocking her - FAIL!
Milk - FAIL!
Dancing - FAIL!
In bed with me - FAIL!
Back in the crib - BIG ASS FAIL!
TV - FAIL!
Finally after TWO hours of this insanity, I gave up - I laid down on our living room floor, left the TV on and closed my eyes. At some point, she did too, because the next thing I remember is being woken up at 6 am with "Mommy milk Mommy milk"
Now I am so freaking tired and just finished my Buy Buy Baby list which now includes a Crib Tent and a Toddler Bed (we'll see how either one of those works out!).