Wednesday, October 3

Girls Night Out... and the Consequences

Last night Laurie, Liza (a new neighbor) and I went to dinner at Miro's Spanish Grille. I had decided the week before that I needed a little break from Mommy mode and asked the girls to go out. Several of our regulars were out of town this week and another one had ballet practice tonight so we were down to three. Not taking a diaper bag as a purse was unusual and driving the Corolla with only adults in it was even stranger. The restaurant was FABULOUS!!! We ate the chef's selection of tapas for an appetizer along with a pitcher of Sangria. There were things like a Spanish omelette, fried calamari, some beef tips with an aioli sauce, etc. The I ordered the seafood mixture that comes in paella on angel hair pasta. We all shared a tres leche cake and a Belgian dark chocolate cheesecake slice. This meal was so delicious, the company was awesome, the night was perfect.

I get home at 11:00 and Mike is in Erin's room comforting her. She was due to eat so I fed her and it took about 30 minutes to get her back to sleep. At 1am Leah wakes up crying. There is nothing wrong with her, she just wants company. She cries every 20 minutes until 2:30. Erin wakes up to eat at 3am. At least she went right back to sleep this time. Then she wakes up at 6:10 to eat again, but dozes off shortly after in my bed. Leah is up for the day at 7am and Erin is right behind her. There was not much sleep for me last night. I don't think it was DUE to my girls night, but it was a rough night anyway.

So Erin has left behind the newborn stage of sleeping all the time, anywhere, anyhow. The car seat and the swing used to be the magic sleep-makers, but no longer. She wouldn't take a pacifier at all up until last night, but even with the pacifier every time it fell out of her mouth, she woke up and pitched a fit. Even nursing doesn't automatically induce sleep when she is tired. So we are having the sleep-deprived crying jags often throughout the day. I hate that I KNOW she is tired, but she won't let go and just FALL asleep. What is up with that?

7 comments:

Rhiannon said...

Ahh, you are bringing back so many memories of Ty's horrible sleeping habits! Good luck!

Kyle and Chelsi said...

That's so weird - I did a girl's night out a few weeks ago and Ethan woke up a lot more times that night than usual. It wasn't near as crazy a night as you had, but just a strange coincidence that the kids seem to know we went out and had fun, eh?? - Chelsi

Mandi said...

OH I Can't WAIT!! (notice the sarcasm) :)
SEEEE! I'm not a LURKER!

Christina said...

I agree with you and Chelsi. Zach never sleeps as good if I'm not the one to put him to bed. Your girls night out sounds like fun though.

LeShayne said...

if this posts twice - sorry! just wanted to remind you that it gets better - enjoy your girls nights out and remember these sleepless crazy nights are only temporary. there are some things when your kids are older than you just dont miss at all!

The Ayers Family said...

Just wanted to know I can totally relate- Kleven has started crying out in the middle of the night for no reason other than to make sure we can hear him and Ezra kept me up for a couple nights in a row and then all of the sudden he had two teeth! He was only four months old at the time... Kids are so unpredictable- it could be ANYTHING!

Jacqueline said...

Sounds like Girl's Night was fun. You have to join Girl's Weekend next year with us!
Oh - how I remember that phase with Jack. All of a sudden nothing was working and I was so tired from him being tired. Hang in there - I can remember that it did not last long. It wasn't long after that he started sleeping through the night.