My mom thinks Thomas anticipated the separation anxiety of Young Preschool today, so he put me through quite a night. At 1:45am I was jolted awake with him yelling my name (“Moommmy!”) from his crib in addition to wails and other sounds. I didn’t hesitate to scoop him up and take him downstairs, thereby letting Daddy get his sleep and Sissy stay in her bed uninterrupted. This scene has been playing out about 1 out of 3 nights recently. And I actually don’t mind sleeping with him downstairs even though, yes, I know this is a bad habit to begin and continue. So there we were on the same reclining couch where Daddy and I spent Thomas’ first 7 months holding him. I love that couch because of all the time I’ve been on it with my “babies”. Now I’m cramped on there with a 2-year-old who pulls and contorts my arms and hands so that one is underneath him and the other is draped over the top with my palm laid in specific spots under his chin. Let’s just say I woke up at one point with a major wrist cramp! The fidgeting did not die down until around 3:20… so in all I probably got 5-6 hours of horrible rest since I stupidly stayed up until midnight watching a DVR’d reality show. When Charlotte came bouncing down the stairs at 7:15am shouting, “School time,” I knew everything would be okay. Thomas only cried for a few minutes before excitedly sitting on a teacher’s lap for circle time. I left once I heard them singing “Wheels on the Bus”, one of Thomas’ favorites. Charlotte, meantime, raced to her room without saying goodbye. I went up to her classroom and there she was, legs crossed, quietly sitting on her little mat. Walking by the infant room, I peeked in to see all the babies and teachers. “I’m done with this room,” I matter-of-factly told them. Then I remembered Dave still needs to get his vasectomy so I should have kept my mouth shut. Oh tonight and in the coming ones, Thomas and I are moving to the downstairs queen bed in the guest room. Screw the couch!
Posted under Baby Thomas: Month 25
This post was written by Tara on August 25, 2010