My mornings generally consist of me coming downstairs with the two kids and then yelling at Kes the whole time to stop bugging Hayden. This morning was a bit different, although I am doing that now.
We seem to have made a backward slide in bedtime with Kes and it has been quite painful. Doug gets her off to bed and then when I come upstairs to get Hayden settled, she comes into my room and becomes this little terror child. Admittedly I have let her sleep with me a couple of times because of the heat in her room (we have the air conditioner), but I do not want this to become a pattern. So it has become this cycle of her saying she doesn't want something, then she wants it, then she screams, then she sobs, and so on. The last couple of nights I have not had the patience and have let her scream in her room. Last night we were headed down that path and then I had an attack of guilt and thought that maybe positive reinforcement might work better. So Hayden got to hang out in his crib watching his mobile while I cuddled Kes in her room and told her that it makes me happy when she sleeps in her big girl bed. She resisted for awhile until I promised her that she could have hot chocolate the next morning if she stayed in her room. Bribery works every time!
I was extremely tired because I had drank some blush wine and it had a bad affect on me. It made me very groggy, very grumpy and in the night I got a wicked headache and was wheezing. Most likely it had sulfites in it. Hayden was pretty good and he even slept in a bit this morning so that Kes and I could come down and do the hot chocolate routine.
Funny tale: Last night we went out to White Spot for dinner (woo hoo) and when I got my iced tea I went to squeeze my lemon into it. It promptly snapped in half and went flying. When the waitress returned to take our orders, Kes said: "Can you get Mommy another lemon? Hers broke and fell on the seat!" The waitress fell instantly in love with her and proceeded to bring us a plate of lemons, a pitcher of iced tea and when she brought Kestrel's ice cream from her "Pirate Pak", she had put whipped cream and two gold chocolate coins on it! Hilarious!
We did a little shopping and got a new digital camera (finally!) and went home. By that time I was getting quite uncomfortable because of my cervix situation. I am hoping the midwives can see me soon because I need to get this resolved.