The crib is on my side of the bed. And the dog bed is on my hubby's side of the bed. Convenient seeing as I do most of the night time feedings, and my hubby does most of the night time puppy pee let-outs.
Growly Bear still wakes up almost every night to eat. The dogs hardly ever have to pee in the night. I think my hubby has the better deal....
Tonight was one of those nights where our child did not want to go to sleep. I would lay with her on our bed until she fell asleep, and then, when placed in her crib, she'd scream at the top of her lungs as if she was getting poked with a sharp stick. Seeing as we don't do the "cry it out" thing in our house, this led to lots of cuddles and kisses, and more time laying on our big bed.
I kept hearing Samuel L. Jackson's voice in my head... (Don't know what I'm talking about? Check it out here.)
We all know that moment of terror on fussy nights, once you've FINALLY got your precious little darling to go the %#@! to sleep by rocking/cuddling/holding them, and then you realize you've got to put them down! So, you hold your breath and pray to all that is holy that your sweet child stays asleep as you lay them down. And then you stand there, completely frozen, still not breathing, arms poised above them in case you hear them suck in that lung full of air in order to belt out a bloodcurdling scream as they sit bolt upright and glare at you like you're the worst parent in the entire world. This was totally me tonight!
I had her asleep 3 separate times, and she promptly woke and screamed bloody murder each time I attempted to lower her into her cozy crib. This went on for about an hour before I gave up and declared it Dear Hubby's turn!
After about 20 minutes I heard him top-toeing down the hall. Victory!
Apparently, she started to wake up as soon as he tried to leave the room though, so he got her to go back to sleep by rubbing her little back. When she was out, he said there was no way he was risking walking out of the room and waking her up again. So instead of attempting to walk around the foot of the bed, and out the door like usual, he said he lay down silently on the bed, and rolled across until he reached his side. He then lowered himself down, and landed on the dog bed on all fours like a stealthy ninja! From there, he crawled along the floor, out the door on his hands and knees until he was a safe distance away from the bedroom, and he could stand up and walk away (like a normal person!).
Of course, this sent me into a fit of giggles as he was telling me about this after I asked him why he was covered in dog hair. While he did see the humor in it, he informed me to settle down, becasue if I woke her up, I had to put her back to sleep.
So far so good, but wish me luck for the rest of the nigh! Hopefully she'll sleep peacefully.
Love and Hugs