Tuesday, January 24, 2012

Baby Issues

I am having a serious baby issue.  And I'm not just talking about my uterus trying to shove out my birth control.....that came out way wrong and gross, but you know what I mean.  My uterus is feeling empty and baby hungry, but we're not trying to get pregnant because, 1-we can't afford it, and 2-we can't afford it.....and 3-we're still in my parent's basement.

I digress.

My issue is with my current baby (I guess she's a toddler now).  She used to be really good about going to bed, but lately, not so much.  She'll go to bed at about 9 and cries for a few minutes before going to sleep, but that's not the problem.  Some nights, like 3 or 4 nights a week, she wakes up at 10 or 10:30 and starts screaming.  I get her up just to make sure that she hasn't pooped, so I change her diaper, give her a few minutes to calm down and then lay her back down.  This is when the problem starts.  If she doesn't want to be back in bed she starts screaming again.  I would just let her cry herself to sleep, but she throws up.  And it's not like she cries so much that she pukes.  It started that way, and then she figured out that she can get out of bed sooner if she gags herself to make herself throw up.  I know my daughter, and I know what her fake cough/she's gagging herself sounds like.  At that point I end up running to her room and getting her out so that I can carry her to the sink or toilet before she throws up in her crib.

This process, ladies and gentlemen, is getting ridiculous.  I know that she's doing it on purpose because she doesn't want to be in bed, but I have no idea what to do.  I'm not gonna just let her scream and cry until she goes to sleep because, obviously, I'm not going to let her sleep in her own throw up.  Ugh, I just want to rip my hair out when she starts doing that, and I can't handle it.  Thank goodness for my husband, because he cleans it up off of the floor or washed out the sink (because I would throw up if I had to.)  I can handle washing it off her face and hands and changing her pajamas, but then I have to hand her off to him, because it irritates me so much that she does that.  I know that this is a serious problem on my part.  I know that I shouldn't feel like my head is going to explode every time this happens, because I know that she's little and doesn't 100% understand that what she's doing is bad.  

Ugh, I just don't know what to do, and I just needed to vent, because we just went through this again half an hour ago, and I need to relax and get some of it off my chest before I go to bed.

If you have any ideas on how to fix this, PLEASE LET ME KNOW!!!


  1. 'Uterus trying to shove our your birth control'....no, I don't know what you mean, hahaha. Baby hunger is a biatch! I go through too many waves of baby hunger at all the wrong times and so i'm always conflicted. :( I'm sorry. Try tricking yourself into being convinced you ARE pregnant, and then have a mental freakout and remember how terrible pregnancy was. and imagine being on bed-rest with a toddler. Worked for me. For a few days. ;)

    As for Isabel's current habit.....I am sorry! I have no advice on the matter. Try posting on BabyCenter.com?! :( I too would feel like detonating my brain.

  2. Haha, well it made sense to me! I have an IUD so...that's what I meant lol. My problem, is that I actually enjoyed being pregnant, and I miss it! Lucky me, I didn't have to worry about being on bed-rest, but I could convince myself that it's a possibility.......

    Good idea though, I hadn't thought about posting it up somewhere like that.

  3. You need to get "Healthy Sleep Habits, Happy Child" and read it right now! I swear by this book, it is the best. I swear it will work for any child in any circumstance. It is probably the greatest book I've had dealing with babies. I can't say enough how much I think this book will help. You've got to get it, right now! It's so sad when your baby won't sleep, it's the worst. So anyway, do it. Also, I love being pregnant and missed it when I wasn't, but once I was I remembered it wasn't as awesome as I remembered :)

  4. Well I will tell you I dealt with this with Olivia and it is a total phase. But you have to stick to your guns because it'll be worse if you don't. I agree with reading "health sleep habits, happy child" because it is a good book.

    I'm having huge baby pangs and it's tough. :/

  5. I would google what is happening and see what advice pops up. You know there is tons of info on the net and it's free. =)