Thursday, June 11, 2009

The Same Again

Hm. Cody is grouchy again this morning, further adding to my concerns that he is simply not getting enough sleep. I have disciplined him multiple times this morning, and about half an hour ago I put him to bed and had a talk with him. He told me he was feeling sad, and then in a rather wimpy voice (with a hint of a smile on his face) he told me that he is feeling sick. I know this is not the case, but I decided to humor him anyway. I asked him why he is feeling sick. He said that he is sick from beach water because you are not supposed to drink it, but you can swim in it, right? I kept a straight face, but seriously, Cody has never been to the beach. Where this particular flow of you-know-what was coming from, I didn't know. I do know that he was trying to make me feel sorry for him. He does this now. So I asked him in what part of his body he was feeling sick. He said, "My legs." I have to give him credit, he truly sounded like he was in pain the way he said it. I told him that the best thing to do would be to lay down for a while and then his legs would feel better. It was pretty funny. Poor kid. All the articles on sleep that I read make it sound like Cody is indeed sleep deprived. I have heard from more than one source that keeping your kid from napping during the day will make them even worse at night, but if they nap during the day they will sleep better when you put them to bed. Oh how I wish that were true for Cody. We have tried that many times and it never fails that he is then up all evening AND early in the morning. The last two nights he has been in bed by 7 p.m. or shortly after, and both mornings (today and yesterday) he slept until almost 8 a.m. Maybe the early bed times are the key for him. I just don't know. Let's face it, I have no idea what I am doing here. (Incidentally, he only stayed in his room for about five minutes. He is on the loose once again, and is currently requesting that we sing "Mama Mia".)

Jamie is better today in terms of his mood, but his nose looks gross. Blech. This morning he stuck his fingers in my mouth after they had been in his. It happened so fast I could not even react. I was hoping to avoid getting sick, particularly in this last bit of pregnancy, but that may not be possible now. Time will tell.

Jamie's favorite game these days is spinning over and over again, making himself dizzy, and then laughing when he falls over. It's cute, but makes me nervous because I did that as a kid and split my cheek open on the corner of a living room end table. I have the scar to prove it. I'm told that being the mother of boys I should expect some incidents that involve stitches over the years. I hope that will not prove accurate. I wouldn't be surprised with Jamie though. He is my little maniac. So cute though. No wonder moms get over-protective. I could see myself easily falling into that category, if I'm not there already.

Blech. I feel like I have the stomach flu today. I don't think I do, but something is definitely wrong and it hurts. I think I'm going to sign off now. Jamie is in bed, and Cody is in my face, still not very happy. Hopefully we can fix that soon. I'm off for now.

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