Thursday, January 20, 2011

I love you



I have to remember that these nights are rare--the nights when the sweet babe doesn't want to go back to sleep after his 2AM bottle. When he spends half the time crying for his nuk and the other half fussing because it's in his mouth. I'm sure I can blame it on Teething (yup, with a capital "T")--that second little bugger is about to burst onto the scene. Andrew is much better at keeping calm and loving in the middle of the night. I, on the other hand, have to keep reminding myself to take it slow, to be gentle and soothing, that he's not doing this to torture me, even though it feels like it after two and a half hours of bleary-eyed frustration. Crying and feeling sorry for myself, truly, has never helped the situation. So, instead of crawling back into my warm bed and sleeping till the sun rises, I'm reminding myself of a profound truth: I love you, sweet baby William. Even when you're being a royal pain, I love you!

10 comments:

caroline @ patagonia gifts said...

awww so sweet. you are such a good mother Julia! I wasn't so patient when I couldn't sleep at night. warm hugs. xo

erin said...

hoping little william's teeth stop being a bother so that his sweet mama can sleep! thinking of you.

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Joyce said...

I'm glad you had some help and were able to get a bit of sleep. Hopefully today and tonight will be one step closer and easier. xo

Victoria Strauser said...

That is really a tough time in their little lives, isn't it?

Blessings & Hugs -

Meg, Pete, Will said...

All I have to say, having been through it before, is it will pass and you will sleep through the night. Also, just wait until your little guy looks at you with just love and gives you a great big hug. There is nothing better in the world - trust me :)

cindy said...

you'll always love him and he knows it!

Conny said...

Ahh, yes, trying to comfort a crying babe at 3AM. After I got done crying too (out of frustration), I clearly remember saying to myself, "There is no one in the world I'd rather be up in the middle of the night for than you, son." It's so true.

Waterrose said...

ahhh I so remember those times. all I can say now is that they are a tiny blip and things just get better and better. but then....I'm getting a full nights sleep these days....hugs

bronwyn said...

So true! Poor little William. Their worlds are so much smaller than ours so having mama there to comfort him was everything to him. By the way, this stuff:

http://www.drugstore.com/qxp150876/natrabio/teething_relief_liquid.htm

is magic. We called it the magic happy juice when my little one was teething. We would squirt it in her mouth mid cry and she'd smile and giggle with relief.