Monday, June 04, 2007

Sleeping Beauty

The mood has slightly improved. Sleeping beauty(mommy) is so in need of a good nights rest that she has turned into the evil wicked witch. Bwah, bwah.

We had another sleepless night last night and yes, dh was by my side this time. I think he may have felt a little guilty or sorry for me. We have affectionately come to call Monday "Hell Monday" due to me leaving the house at Oh-dark hundred and not arriving home until late. Looong damn day.

Daddy always flies solo on Sunday with the girls meaning no help--from anyone, and it appears (just a little mommy observation) that possibly girls (Abbey) did not get enough fiber in diet yesterday. Needless to say when we put girls to bed Abbey immediately started the crying. I of course thought "no, not this again". But I should have known something was up as there was an aroma in the room that only a mother chimp could love! Anyway, she cried and cried and cried even after we had left the room. I went back upstairs to check on her and she was sitting in the corner of her crib moaning. To make matters worse the room smelled like a total shit box. Her diaper was clear however. Could it be gas? I came back downstairs and asked(didn't want to interrogate) J. if girls had eaten much fruit? He said they had a banana and mango. I ask him "did they have any cheese by chance?" DH answers quite excitedly "oh, yes, yes they did". The light bulb went on. "Oh, that's the problem. she's obviously bound up tighter than a clock". She does fall asleep about 40 minutes later. Thank g-d. But, at 2:30am I'm startled by a high pitch scream! Frick, frick, frick. This time J. hears her too. I was pissed. I was tired. We both crept down the hall into her room. "What is that smell"? Good gawd it's rank. It's a wonder they are able to sleep with the rancidness of it. Abbey is lying on her belly whimpering. I put my finger in the back of her diaper. I know. you're wondering what kind of idiot does that?! Meet idiot. Me. What I feel initially is alarming. It is solid rock hard and huge. Dang. I thought something had moved into her diaper. Was it an alien? No, poor baby had just shit a brick! Two. No wonder she was crying. J. gathers diaper and powder and I grab baby. We diaper her and quickly put her back in bed. She fortunately sleeps through the rest of the night and wakes up in a sunny mood.

Just to be on the safe side tonight we gave her a laxative (hasn't had a poo-poo all day) in hopes to elevate any middle of the night wake-up call. Wish me luck.... Why is that we have not started the potty training.!!??? Note to self: Get on with it!


Sophie's Mom said...

Oh... poor thing! My Sophia had that problem in China, she bled it was so bad. It was TERRIBLE. I feel for you.

I'm using up my last package of diapers, and I've told Sophia I'm not buying anymore. I won't - but boy I hope she cooperates! LOL Right now she REFUSES to sit on a toilet or potty without a diaper on.

This should be interesting... We should do it together... we could cry on each other's shoulders! ;)

Jen Magnuson said...

I literally went through this two nights ago. It's awful. Poor baby!!!

Back from the trip, glad to be reading the blogs again!

cougchick said...

2 bricks and in a diaper no less. Wow! That had to hurt...Glad that's over. Cheese can be bad stuff.

Yes, Minister... said...

Sleep ~ what is sleep? Yep, girl, I am right there with ya! Only LiLi is teething (Last two year molar!). Been up since 5 am and figured ~ why bother to even try to go back to bed. On top of that we took LiLi to her first movie last night so she was up late. Hey, at least she is sleeping now :D

Steffie B. said...

I've had that problem with Sophia too. She never woke up in the middle of the night from it, but I still have to watch the dairy in take. She drinks only a little milk, a cheese stick every few days and her drink is OJ or water. When she is littler, if it was a hard one, she would stand there and literally break out into an all out sweat from trying to go. I felt terrible. I mean, it looked like I just pulled her out of the tub her hair would be that soaked. Thank God those days have passed. I say move onto the potty training. Especially since it's summer.

Just another mommy said...

OUCH! Poor poor baby and poor mama. Hope you don't have a recurrance anytime soon. Good luck with the potty training (times 2). That should be interesting! ;)

secret agent said...

poor kid, poor you

so.... I'm learning here.
note to self... cheese is bad.
Hope the lax doesn't give you the opposite effect and keep you up all night with other issues.

secret agent said...

Please make this comment self destruct in 90 seconds

Cindy from central NC said...

Rony,that sucks. (jeez, now I'm using the "sucks" word all-the-time...). And to have to be at work all day long when you're that tired is so unfair! Poor you for sure.
So, we've never dealt with the constipation thing with the girls and they eat a ton of cheese...not so much milk but lots of cheese so I don't why we haven't had this yet--but it's probably now gonna happen! Can someone give me some advice on what is good (fiber-wise) for toddlers to keep it all working decently?
Jeez, Rony. Hope you sleep tonight. And hey, what's the deal about the "solo" on Sundays? Tell me again how that works!!? :)

Take care,

Beverly said...

Oh yeah well even in potty training mode the poo may still be elusive. Glenys wanted to put the pull up on to go poo in the potty. Now she will go but she is one of those irregular children who can get stopped up quicker than anyone else I have ever seen. We have prune juice to help eleviate some of it. Glad to know "that" has passed. ;}


kerri said...

My eldest had this problem in China, continued until she was about three, had to follow her diet closely. At five she can eat anything, her diet includes a couple of cheese strings a day(or she has major melt down).Here's to the end of your sleepless nights.

A Special Family said...

Oh poor little one! If you want a list of good foods for constipation etc let me know.
I really hope you get a better night sleep tonight!

Jeff and Valerie said...

Oh poor baby. Hope all is back to normal back there! Ouch!

Diana said...

Poor, poor Abbey. Sophia can get bound up too. Every other day she gets a small baby food jar of prunes, just to make sure.