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Ok, so this is going into the “not a good mom move” folder and a copy is going in the “sometimes we freakin’ rock folder.”
After a minor setback called top tooth coming in we are finally back on track with the sleep training. It’s frustrating that she is crying now just about as much as at the beginning because we soothed her more than we should have because she was just in so much pain teething.
So today after I put the Squeaker down she immediately sprang up and was standing up in her crib crying/screaming at me. Then she paused, made her strained poop face, then continued crying. Darnit. She pooped. I didn’t want her to figure out that if she pooped we would pick her up and then use that against us later. Ridiculous, I know. I should have changed her immediately but I just couldn’t. 4 minutes later she was fast asleep in her crib. I stood over her thinking about what I should do. I should just wake her up and change her. No, I should wait until she wakes up. What if she doesn’t wake up until 1am? Shoot. I left her and figured she would wake up in a couple hours. I know, I know, when a kid poos you gotta change them right then. I just couldn’t do it. Getting her to sleep is hard enough, I couldn’t deal with this. So I closed the door softly behind me and went to cook dinner.
Kraft got home a while later and I confessed what I had done. What should I do, Kraft? He shrugged. So I decided we were going to try to change her diaper without waking her up. And can you believe it? We did it. We totally did it. She stirred a little but never woke up. We took off the diaper, wiped, put on new diaper and she stayed asleep. A-M-A-Z-I-N-G. Sure the diaper she has on right now is not the best put on diaper in the world but man, am I impressed with us.
I’m sure the self-congratulatory pat on the back will stop when she wakes up in the middle of the night soaked in pee because the diaper isn’t on very well but right now I’m just going to revel in the glory.