Friday, July 9, 2010
Sleep, I miss you!
A few quick Elijah things and then I will get to how things are going here. I have no idea where he got this from, but he has been saying, "Oh mah GOSH, how you DO that?"
He has also been saying "NO!" to Dan and me a lot lately. He knows this is not a nice thing. When we hear him say it, Dan and I respond with, "Elijah, if you say no to me one more time, we are going to have to sit in a time-out." So then he will start saying "NO!" slightly differently, like with another vowel on the end, or just saying "Huh uh!" Tricky!
Elijah has been extremely interested in sign language lately. I have taught him every sign I know and he has them all memorized and uses them often. He signs complete sentences to me as he speaks them, like, "More milk please, mom!" I'm going to look up more signs so I can keep teaching him new ones.
Potty training is incredibly frustrating for me right now. I have felt like a complete failure in this area. Elijah has shown ZERO interest in going potty on the potty chair. Any time we have his training pants on, he asks for his diaper back. He has had two unrelated surgeries around the area of his bladder that could possibly have affected bladder control and I'm starting to wonder if this could be the case. We have made absolutely no progress and I don't know where to go from here. Especially in such a sleep-deprived state.
Speaking of being sleep-deprived.. UGH. Yesterday was a very rough day. Sam refused to sleep basically all day long (minus a few short 20-minute naps), which made him extremely fussy. When Dan got home from work at 9:00 last night, I handed him the crying baby as I broke down in tears. I know that Sam is still in the unpredictable baby stage and that I shouldn't whine about anything right now, but I just felt so frazzled and crazed. He is sleeping in his swing right now, so I'm praying today will be a much better day.
Sam has had a few nights now with TWO four-hour stretches of sleep. This is most definitely something to be thankful for!
Elijah is spending a little bit of time with his friends at daycare today so hopefully Samson and I can recuperate from our rough day. I very badly need to go to the grocery store, but I'm afraid Screaming Sam might surface once we get there. I might have to take that risk. Looking through the refrigerator and pantry every ten minutes in hopes that food has magically appeared is getting tiring.