Tuesday, June 23, 2009

A day of frustration

Today was one of those days where everything I tried with Eli failed. We're at camp with Wes and so of course Eli's sleeping patterns are who knows where and he is pushing every possible limit. Eli really needed to take his 11:00 or 12:00 nap... and the time was about 2:30. He was out of control. Crying, screaming, nose running, tears flowing... the works. Finally he laid down by me and I thought we were going to have a breakthrough! Then he decides to stick his fingers down his throat over and over again and made himself throw up... all over him... all over the sheets... and all over my shoulder... awesome. I was so mad. I didn't know what to do. I got him up, cleaned us off, he starts crying. Again.

I keep thinking, who is this child?? My child isn't like this! He takes his naps. He hardly ever cries. He barely screams. Who are you?? Oh. Wait. You're an 18 month old who woke up at 6:00 am and haven't had a nap all day. Ohhh... that's who you are.

Wes gets back, we load Eli in the car and before we're off the campus he is asleep. sigh...

After the nap he was a whole new person! Still not completely back to his charming little self but much better. We went to the beginning of the evening service, he rocked out on the drums (thanks Jason!), and flirted with basically everyone and then it was time to get him to bed. 

As soon as we pulled up to the apartment I hear a train. I thought, YES! This will be so fun! I hurried and yanked him out of the car, sat on the curb, and watched my beautiful son's eyes light up as the train went by. My eyes filled with tears. All of the annoyance, the frustration, the impatience that I had been feeling all day just melted away. God, thank you. Thank you so much for my son. 

We came inside, got our pjs on, played around a little, turned off the lights, and I laid down on the mattress. I told myself I didn't care what he did, in a good way. When he was ready, he could lay down and go to sleep. What did Eli do? He came right in, laid down, and went to sleep. I love him so much.

And, I'm 17 weeks pregnant today! I'm definitely feeling those sweet little baby flutters! No name ideas yet, no guesses as to what I'm having... but lots of love for this little bundle growing! We have our next appointment on July 8 where we'll have our sonogram and find out what sex our baby is! I cannot wait!


Shaunna said...

Eli will LOVE Sea World!!

Here are the tips/advice I can give:

1. Try to get there as soon as they open- It gets H-O-T fast!
2. Take lots of sunscreen!
3. Wear bathing suits or clothes you don't mind swimming in- The kiddie water park was Addi's fav!
4.Bring a cooler in your car for lunch...They will stamp you and let you back in (Sea World food is pretty pricey!!)
5. The Shamu show is a must- Eli is sure to love it!
6.Buy your tickets online (At the Sea World site) They're a little cheaper, and it saves you the time of standing in line for your tickets once you get there!

Hope you guys have fun- We sure did!!

Jennifer-Colley said...

I had one of those days yesterday but my sweet husband talked to him last night while he laid in his crib next to him (pics on facebook) and he was great today!!! The joys if being a momma! I love it sooo much! Cant wait to see what you are having!

Jennifer said...

We have all had days like that and it just makes us appreciate the good days even more!

sarahdodson said...

Sorry about the rough time. It's amazing to me how after they act out how much you realize you love them. Happens to me quite often ;o) Glad your pregnancy is going well!

lkalivoda said...

We have days like that also....its awesome how God will throw a some what ordinary spin in the day and help take away the frustration!!! i'm glad to know i'm not the only one who feels the impatience at times!!! i cant wait to find out the sex of your sweet little baby!!

Penny Rodgers said...

God is so good to those of us that are moms! He gives us the good and the bad!

I see that you're at SS, going to be at YEC? Maybe we can actually chat this time if you're going to be there!

Yomaida said...

I love this post. I have felt EXACTLY the same way! Nothing matters when the day is done. God is great! You love your children unconditionally and that is what counts. You are a wonderful mommy. Hope to see you soon!

☆Susanlee☆ said...

Isn't it amazing how all children can make their noses run on cue? And the gagging himself? Well that's just evil genius. I'm glad things settled down at the end of the day at least.

Lorren said...

I remember taking the girls to camp. They were older than Eli but the sleep disruption and constantly being on the go (and don't forget heat) could be too much for them sometimes. You're doing great! :)