Monday, March 2, 2009

Not Me! Monday!

So it's that time again, the day of the week that we confess all of the things we did not do this week! Head on over to MckMama's blog and check out what MckMama and all of her blog followers did not do!

I did not tell my dog to run out the door and find a new home at least 10 times this week. His excessive whining and constant need of attention lately do not drive me up a wall! Nope! Not Me!

I did not sit and crunch numbers for a crazy amount of hours to try and figure out how I can get this minivan I want! I would never put my son in his swing and let him talk to his animal friends spinning above him while I did this. Nope! Not me!

I did not get jealous when Megan said she was going out for Mom's Night Out with her Mom's Group. What stay at home mom who has a baby attached to her 24/7 would want that?? Me?? Nope! Definitely Not me!

I did not get a book from the library called "Healthy Sleep Habits Happy Baby" to try and get my son to sleep at night. I am not completely losing my mind with this child's not sleeping and reading a book written by someone who does not know him to try and figure this whole thing out! I am sooo not that mom!

I did not get so frustrated over this van thing and cry because it's not looking like it's going to work out! Nope! Not Me!

I am not already dreading Landyn's well baby check up on Wednesday morning. Nope! Not Me!

I did not break down in tears multiple times this week because my little baby boy is turning 4 months on Wednesday! Nope! Not me!

I most certainly was not beyond excited that Ryan has off on Wednesday so we can spend most of Landyn's birthday as a family. But then get upset because he will be crabby from his shots! Nope! Not me! (Let's just hope it goes better than last time or I might just have a nervous breakdown!)

I did not consider letting Landyn cry himself to sleep tonight after he was nursing, sleeping 20 minutes, nursing, sleeping 20 minutes... over and over again for hours... Nope! Not Me!

Last but NOT LEAST!!!!!!!

I did not give up on my child going to sleep at 4 am, bring him downstairs and turn on the TV and Laptop to write this post while bouncing my child to sleep in his adorable Rainforest bouncer chair. Nope Not me! It certainly did not take over an hour to do so! Nope! Not my child! (I think he seems to be liking this Not me! thing... let's try not to make a habit of it!)

And no as you can see from my confession above I really didn't let him cry it out... I can't do it unless we are in the car and I need to be somewhere!

Okay it's now 5:30am, Landyn is finally sleeping and I'm off to try and fall asleep before it's light out... Happy Monday everyone!


  1. So funny Kelli! I am wondering if the book listed above is the same one that I mentioned on Myspace. REALLY this doctor know what he is talking about....from a mom of 4 sleep habitsare basically created by the parents...I totally messed Elaines up and am paying for it now. Call me I will tell you all about it and what I have found from the book.

  2. I thought I had accidentally posted twice when I looked at Mr. Linky on Mckmama's blog....but we just have the same name and posted at the same time!!!! How strange is that!! I hope your little man starts sleeping better. I have an almost 6 month old, and he started sleeping through the night around 3 1/2 months. Maybe Landyn will get there soon!

  3. Least you only did NOT tell that to your dog. I did NOT think of doing it to my 11 year old son!! :)

    Don't worry about the tears and just treasure every second! They grow SO fast!

    Good job with NMM!

  4. aww. not fun with a not sleeping baby i'm sure. i'd hate to tell you that i totally can let my kids cry. it's my husband who struggles and then i tell him to just let them. dustin has been sleeping through the night for quite awhile already. my tip is to not get the baby as soon as they make a peep. i think that trains them to think that whenever they make a sound you'll come running. i always wait a few minutes or even seconds to see if they're just 'faking'. lol. usually they go back to sleep. dustin is in the basinett next to our bed yet, i'll just reach over and give him his nuk if he needs it but won't pick him up. maybe it sounds 'mean'. but let me tell you it's nice to sleep. :0) he is also my fourth child. we rocked amelya to sleep for seven months, then when we got preggo again i said it had to stop. it did. it took a week of 'training' her to get to sleep by herself. but how i did it was laying her in her bed and standing by her. if she cried i'd rub her back but not pick her up. every night i then stood further and further away from her. the last night i stood by her doorway for a bit and no crying. just went to sleep. it took a week, but well worth it. with the rest i try to put them to bed tired but not sleeping. that way they have all learned to go to sleep by themselves. hope i kind of help. i'd love to give you any advice if you want it! sorry for the long comment. i should've just emailed!!