Sunday, December 7, 2008

Rice Cereal: The Lie


Everett has typically been a good sleeper. Recently he has been getting up more during the middle of the night. Everyone keeps telling me how much better and longer he will sleep once he starts eating rice cereal. Last night I thought I'd give it a try. I have a house full of people coming over and I needed to get some work done around the house. In order to do that, I needed a sleeping baby.

I spoon-fed him some rice cereal along with his regular dose of milk. He usually goes to bed between 9-10pm. Last night he didn't go to sleep until 11pm, it seems the cereal gave him a boost of energy. I stayed up getting the house put together, Aaron got home at midnight so we stayed up and chatted and headed to bed at 1:30 am. Just as my head hit the pillow, Everett started stirring and was ready to eat again. D'oh!

I fed him and it was back to bed at 2 am. At 5:30 am he woke up again. I fed him and it was back to bed by 6 am. At 7:30 he was up AGAIN. So, here we are...Everett is wide awake, I am a zombie, Aaron has been fast asleep all night. My house is still a wreck and I've still got to manage to get myself presentable for church and make the food for dinner tonight.

How did he manage to sleep worse with the rice cereal before bed? Just my luck, I guess.
Everett buddy, it's a good thing you're cute. This sucks.



7 comments:

Sheryl said...

He looks a bit mischievious, even looking like he planned hanging out with his favorite lady in the whole world!

Kim (Davis) Loudon said...

DANG cute!!! The rice cereal thing is a TOTAL lie!!!

Colleen said...

Maybe Everett's little tummy had a hard time digesting the rice cereal & it was bothering him during the night. He's not used to it yet. I hope it goes better next time you try it and i hope you get better sleep tonight.

The Kneeland Family said...

okay he is getting way tooo big! I have to come and see you. We need to set a date to get together for the holidays. I miss you. And the rice cereal method never worked for me either.

Jayne said...

boy oh boy, he really is one of the cutest babies ever!

austin and cherisse said...

Ahh he is getting so big!!!

Lisa said...

sorry about that but HE REALLY IS AMAZINGLY ADORABLE!!!!