Showing posts from January 22, 2008


Last night made me remember what it was like to have a newborn again. Elijah didn't fall asleep until midnight, and I went to bed. At 3:13am, I was awakened to a shrill scream...that didn't stop. I have NO idea what was wrong but Elijah was sitting straight up in his crib, eyes closed, screaming. He wasn't even fully awake. To get him to stop screaming, I had to wake him up! He woke up and I had to sit with him in the rocker while he calmed down. About 4:00am, he fell asleep again. I went back to bed. 6:00am...I woke up and heard him "talking to himself" in his crib. Then I heard him throw his paci across the room (I can hear when it hits the hard wood floor!). I know what follows...blankets and stuffed animals get thrown next...then he cries. Yup. So I went in there and picked up his stuff, gave him his paci and told him it was definitely not time to get up yet. He sat looking at me so innocently, laid down and appeared to be going back to sleep. kid…