Wednesday, May 26, 2010

(Not So) Wordless Wednesday: Nocturnal Baby

My 9 month does not like to sleep nor does he think he needs to. He will do all he can to fight the zzzzz’s, including (but not limited to) babbling, screaming like a stuck pig, pulling himself up, crawling around, rubbing his eyes, using his hand to make the wah-wah-wah sound with his mouth, and throwing his bottle. I have been working on sleep training for the last 4 months, but it’s not helping much. I put him in his crib on Monday to cry it out at naptime as usual. He went through all the aforementioned strategies to stay awake and spent the better (or in my case worst because Jesus kid, just GO TO SLEEP!!!)  part of an hour screaming his head off.  At one point, I heard a giant crash, but since it didn’t break – or increase – his crying campaign, I didn’t worry too much about it. Here is what I found after he woke up from his whopping 35 minute long nap:


Notice anything out of the ordinary? If not, here’s another clue:


The giant crash? He broke his mobile. Snapped that sucker right in two. He has a St. Louis Cardinals themed roomed and that was a Fredbird mobile, was being the operative word of course. All that remained was one poor lone  little birdie. He ripped off the other three and the baseball that hung in the middle. Oh the carnage! Little shit, that stupid thing cost $40 and was the first item I tried to order once I found out he was a boy (I say tried because it was on backorder until August). I had big plans to hang it in the corner of his room when he got older since it was so damn cute. Yeah, scratch that one.


  1. EJ did the exact same thing at 9 months. It was so cute, I loved it. Just goes to show us that what we love our kids may not. Sorry about the lack of sleep thing. EJ has to be super full for him to sleep all night but I make sure to give a big meal and big bottle we have sleep bliss. I am probably raising a kid who soothes with food and will regret it later but today I sleep and tomorrow I will worry about it =)

  2. I can relate...I have one who fights sleep. He did when he was a baby and still does now..and he is 4!! He is too cute.

  3. Don't throw it out. Maybe we can fix it or find something creative to do with it. ;)

  4. This is where a video monitor would have come in handy. You could have actually watched him brutalize the mobile, or stopped him. I agree with Amy, maybe you can find a way to make a mobile over his changing table or something.

  5. Boys will be boys! That's what I always say about my little one :)

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