after midnight, we gon' let it all hang out

I’m starting this post at 11 p.m., and little Miss Cate is still wiiiiide awake. I know I’ve said it before, but this midnight bedtime thing is driving us crazy. It could be worse, of course – she’s running around happy and playing, and it would be a lot worse if she was having meltdowns every night. But instead it’s just kaboing-kaboing-kaboing, happy happy, play play play, run run run… and we’re like, dude, chill the heck out and go to SLEEP already.

We went over to Cat & Tony’s for burgers (mmm, burgers) on Friday night, and they came over for dinner tonight. I don’t know when the novelty is going to wear off, but I get such a kick out of watching Cate and e-baby interact with each other. It’s so funny to watch what they pick up on. Cate’s learned a couple of new words/signs just in the past few days (all animals: frog, goat, rabbit), and I think the signing might be partially attributable to being around another kid who signs. (Maybe also because Cate’s currently obsessed with the “Leah’s Farm” Signing Time DVD and asks for it over and over. The songs on the DVD are now stuck in my head round-the-clock, and they’re cute little tunes and all, but OMG, ENOUGH already.)

Anyway, it’s funny to watch the two girls play with (or next to) each other. They even gave each other a kiss as e-baby was leaving tonight. It was more like they bumped their faces into each other, but still, SO cute.

Ok. 12:30 a.m. Cate finally went to sleep about 5 minutes ago. Lord Jesus help me.

P.S. Forgive the subject line. I can’t stand Eric Clapton, but I’m exhausted and it’s all I could think of.

5 thoughts on “after midnight, we gon' let it all hang out

  1. Baby benadryl, darlin’. Me thinks it is time to start drugging her to sleep if needed, or else you are going to go insane soon. Glad to hear that the rest of the move has gone well!

  2. You know, that’s not a bad idea. I’m generally against drugging kids, but since Cate woke up with a runny nose today anyway, that might be my excuse to bust out the Benadryl tonight. It’s not totally irresponsible if I’m trying to dry out her sinuses so she sleeps more comfortably, right? We’ll see how it goes.

  3. My littlest sister had *horrible* respiratory illnesses as a kid (asthma, sinus problems, the works) because she was a preemie. My other little sister was only 16 months old at the time. If the crazy no-sleep went more than 72 hours, we’d give them both baby-quil for one night so we (me and my mom) could get some sleep so we could see straight the next day. I don’t agree with drugging kids for no good reason, but I think this in a limited schedule is a good reason. šŸ™‚ BTW, what is with men? I don’t know if Dave is sleeping through this, but my Dad was always able to sleep through both kids screaming all night long.

  4. Dave’s been staying up until midnight with us for the most part, but yeah – if she wakes up crying in the middle of the night (a rare occurrence these days, thank the stars), it doesn’t wake him up. But to be fair, the baby monitor is on my side of the bed, not his.

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