For whom the baby tolls..

It’s 12:35 AM.

Lil Diva has woken up three times already.

The first time CG got her. She screamed for 15 minutes and then I took a turn.

She cried off and on for me. She flopped between inconsolable, half asleep, and squirm monster.

Adam Lambert’s For Your Entertainment was the song she wanted tonight.

Go figure.

Finally she went to sleep – nearly an hour later.

Twenty minutes after that, awake again. She goes down with CG soothing. And more Adam.

Then twenty minutes ago, she screams bloody murder again. CG is at a loss.

I tell him that’s what my night was like on Friday. I take over.

She’s passed out on my right arm as I type this, afraid laying her down will lead to more screaming.

Poor baby girl.

And she wiggles, as if sensing our snuggle time is ending.

This could be a long night…


About Kelly K @ Dances with Chaos

Kelly K has learned the five steps to surviving of motherhood: 1) Don't get mad. Grab your camera. 2) Take a photograph. 3) Blog about it. 4) Laugh. 5) Repeat. She shares these tales at Dances with Chaos in order to preserve what tiny amount of sanity remains. You can also find her on her sister blog, Writing with Chaos ( sharing memoir and engaging in her true love: fiction writing. It's cheaper than therapy.
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4 Responses to For whom the baby tolls..

  1. Is she sick? All three of my babies were/are like that when they have ear infections.

    • Kelly K says:

      Maija – You called it. I dragged both kiddos to the doc today, even though Tackler is just slightly stuffy – I had a hunch. Sure enough, Lil Diva has a double ear infectino going on and The Tackler has it in one ear. Not only that, but doc thinks Diva has a touch of asthma with the congestion so I get to use a lovely face mask and dose her with some asthma stuff every 4-6 hours. Diva is VERY displeased about that.

      And she’s still not napping more than 30 minutes. And the antibiotics haven’t kicked the fever yet.

      I hate ear infections. The Tackler pretty much got one that reoccurred so often he was never rid of it and we were forced to put tubes in his ears. The tubes are out now (2 years later) and I can only hope we won’t have the constant ear infection syndrome a second time with him. Or with for the first time with her.

      Hope your clan feels better soon!

  2. marinasleeps says:

    Your baby is sooo cool. She likes Adam Lambert?!!?
    My girls like Lady Gaga and Taylor Swift. Go fig!

    • Kelly K says:

      She tolerates Gaga. Prefers that one Lambert song, the Din Daa Daa song (George Krantz), the Chuggington Theme song, or anything by the symphonic metal band Nightwish (which CG found on Pandora).

      My friend Bobbi also sings her hymns which she enjoys, but ONLY from Bobbi.

      She’s eclectic, I’ll give you that.

      Music is the only thing that sometimes calms a Very Angry Diva.

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