November 8, 2008

3AM

Apparently Asher's screw with Mama clock is set for 3AM. Night after night he wakes up crying at 3AM. I ignore him for about 15 minutes until it becomes clear he isn't going to go back to sleep by himself. I go in there to change his diaper with the intention of putting him directly back to bed. Uh, Asher thinks not! The diaper change quickly turns into a wild, hysterical fit throwing on the changing table. Eventually I win the battle of the stinky butt and then he wriggles down out of my arms, points his fat little finger at his crib and grunts, which is my cue to get him his blanket. Then he toddles down the hall to the kitchen to the fridge yelling "Shzzz, shzzz, shzzz! Jooce, jooce, jooce!" I obey by getting him the first of two string cheeses he will eat before going back to bed and a cup of juice. He spends the next 20 minutes climbing all over the couch, jabbering nonstop jibberish loud enough to wake everyone in the house up, and inhaling string cheese. And then, all on his own, he gathers his stuff up and waddles back to his room until I come put him back to bed.



6 comments:

laurie said...

what happened to his lip and nose? He got a hair cut!!!!

Nina said...

3 AM is rough. I jump out of bed the minute my son starts crying because if I don't I am up for an hour or more because he will wake himself up and their is just no getting him back to sleep. Don't you just love the little ones??? :)

♥georgie♥ said...

isnt he just the cutest! I guess if i had to get up at 3am seeing that face would make it all worth it...found you from allmed so glad i stopped by...

Jen said...

that totally sucks. Can't you just throw the cheese and juice in his crib and go back to bed? that is what I do when the babies get up at 5AM, only its not cheese and juice but milk.

steffenboysmom said...

HUm, that's a tough one! For your sake, I would encourage you to let him cry a little. He might go back to sleep if he figures out you're not going to play this game. Just a thought...

Sarah said...

I think there is something in the baby training manual that goes like this. "Just when you Mom thinks she has you figured out do the 3AM routine. Keep them awake just long enough to get them thinking so that they can't go back to sleep. This will award you brownie points with your older siblings becuase your mother (in her exhaustion) will have weakened defenses the following day and will give you anything you want."

No really. I found a copy under Munch's bed the other day. I saw it!