Tuesday, December 28, 2010

Max's BIG day

Christmas night, which should have been sleep filled and spectacular was NOT to be.

After getting the kids to bed by 7:00 (oh it's true) we attempted a movie.  I fell asleep, of course!  At 10:00 p.m. as we got up to go to bed, Max began screaming and crying.  There was no consoling him.  So, I broke the rule and put him in bed with us.  He fell asleep soundly.  I on the other hand had recieved the gift of Aunt Flo for Christmas and was suffering heinous cramping and kidney pain, so sleep was ellusive.  Somewhere around 2:30 a.m. Maggie joined the bed party, I was now squished between 2 kids and NOT sleeping.  Finally around 3 or 3:30 I insisted on putting Maggie back in bed.  I would have put Max back in bed, but Maggie was so busy screaming her ever loving gutts out at the top of her lungs about the injustices of not having ice cold water that we just locked her door and let her scream it out.  So now, I went to sleep on Julies bed, since she was gone, and Max and Daddy were asleep on my bed.  Maggie was screaming in her room for nearly an hour.  Eventually she wore herself out and I finally, fitfully fell asleep.  Around 6:30 or 7 Max came into Julies room crying. I picked him up, to which he offered up some wretching.  I jerked him away, and the wretching stopped and he seemed ok.  I set him on the bed, and he promptly barfed all over it.  WOOPS!  So, I picked him up, pulled the sheets off and we went to my room.  He barfed into the garbage can, and I decided to shower.
When I opened the shower door after washing away the "bad night", I found Max dead asleep on my bathroom floor, his bum in the air.  Maggie came in, woke him up, he barfed again and then promptly laid back down and fell completely asleep while I blew my hair dry.

Poor little BUBS.
I won't pretend for one second that I wasn't completely grossed out by the fact that he was laying on my bathroom floor.  'Cause bathroom floors are creepy and gross.

I finished getting ready, he barfed one more time, and then I had to go sing in my sisters ward.

Came home and Max was seemingly fine.  However, i spent the rest of the day at home, making sure he was ok, suffering through my cramps and cleaning out the kids room and all the Christmas crapola.  I got so much done.

Meanwhile...our friend in the Bishopric came over and gave us callings, in spite of us not being at church.  I am the new ward music chairman and Jere...drumroll please....is the new Sunday School President.  He'll be amazing at it.  But, it didn't stop him from telling Todd to shut up and stop playing jokes on us.  Todd promises that he's serious.  So, Pres. Van patten it is. hahahaha

Anyway.....I got the house clean and the kids organized in time for Jere and Chris (our oh so handy and how would we live without him friend) to come and take down Max's crib.

My baby is growing up and this is how I feel about it.  I won't lie when I say, I was a little emotional watching them take the crib down.
I mean really, now I have NOWHERE to hang the diapers.  Now what?

There it goes.....
Had to make room for Max's BIG BOY BED

But really, how adorable is that?
Thanks Gramma Peggy.

Max was just beside himself with excitement that he had a BIG BOY BED!
And Maggie was pretty pleased as well.

Excuse me while I deal with my CUTENESS overload.

He was so excited to go to bed last night, he didn't even make a peep.  He kept asking, "can I sleep in my big boy bed?"  "it's ok, in my big boy bed?"  After assuring him that sleeping in his big boy bed would be perfectly ok, and even encouraged, he jumped right in and fell fast asleep.  Where he stayed until nearly 9:00 this morning.  Thank you very much.

Barfy morning turned into a playful afternoon and a PERFECT night of big boy dreams.

Baby bye byes and Toddler hellos,



Kristina P. said...

I wish I had a Big Boy Bed.

I had a friend who was called to be the bishop of his ward when he was 28. Talk about weird. He and his wife were telling me that they had to hide their R rated movies when one of the girls in the ward came over to babysit. Pretty funny.

Sandra said...

Oh I feel for you! I hope that flu bug doesn't make it to my house!
The big boy bed is awesome! He can vomit in there and leave you out of it!

WhisperingWriter said...

Aww, cute Big Boy Bed.

Natalie had a toddler bed when she was a year and a half. The little minx decided she'd start climbing out of her crib early.

I assumed she'd be in there for awhile seeing as her brother slept in his crib until he was 3!

The Driggs said...

I am SOOSOO sorry that you had to go through that ordeal! I am tired just reading about it! Your kids are super cute though and that is fun that Max is in a big boy bed now. I hope you get a good night's sleep soon!

alison said...

man, y'all end up with alot of vomit up in your house! i feel lucky now that we've only had stomach viruses run through twice so far this year (school year, that is....).

also, i have learned the dangers of reading your blog before fully waking up....i was all set to find out what your aunt flo brought you....and then i was all, "DOH!" pshhhhh...homegirl needs some caffeine before hitting up the MVP place!

(and little side note here....if you happen to notice any "f's" missing in any of my comments from now on, it's because my "f" button isn't working properly and i have to remember to hit it really hard for it to type out. seeing as how i don't use a shift (side note to the side note....the F button just failed to work when i first typed out "shift"....that could have been embarrassing!!) key because it uses up extra effort, i don't see me mustering up the energy every single time i type to hit the F button with extra vigor!! lol.

and last, but certainly not least...YAY for max sleeping in a big boy bed!!!! i remember when hkay and chan slept their first nights out of their cribs. when it's ava's turn...i might have a total meltdown!

Jen West said...

Ok, I thought your drumroll said DUMBroll and thought that was pretty funny! I am glad Max is feeling better, and you too, for that matter. The bed pictures are really really cute. And, watch out... they just keep growing up.

Jason and Kate said...

If it's not poop, it's vomit. Sorry that Max was sick. What a cute big boy bed. Where did you get it? We are coming up on that stage of life pretty soon. I won't lie...I will probably shed a tear or two because my life will probably be over after the switch. You will have to keep us updated on how it goes with him in his bed. How did you get him excited about it, etc?

Mel said...

I can't believe he's in a big boy bed. I'm trying to hold off as long as possible putting Iris in one. I'm so not okay with these kids growing this fast. I still remember visiting you in the hospital! I love the picture of the two of them in his new big boy bed and I LOVE his bedspread ;)

Minky {moo} said...

I will CRY when my max is ready for a big boy bed! I'm so impressed he stayed in bed!