Apparently 5am is the new 7am around here.
A few days ago, when she was waking up at 5am after sleeping through the entire night, it wasn't so bad.
Oh who am I kidding? It was still sort of sucky, particularly because I was still going to bed at midnight. It's hard to enjoy the fact that she slept from 7pm through until 5am when it's still bloody dark out and you're oddly more exhausted then you were when you were waking up to feed her twice every night.
It was fine yesterday when I was going to wake up anyway to run 7 miles.
(Can you believe I actually chose to run 7 miles yesterday? Well, actually 7.5 miles but still? Insane!)
But alas. Since arriving at the in-laws, she's been waking up 3-4 times. Thankfully my FIL is here to alert me to her screaming since I didn't just put her back down at 3am and couldn't hear her in the room right next to her.
Knock, knock, knock, knock, knock!!!!
(Seriously the gusto with which he knocked was more annoying than the fact that he was actually knocking).
I tried to ignore it but he kept knocking.
"YES," I groaned.
"I just wanted to let you know that the baby is screaming," he said.
Great. Thanks for that astute observation.
After she had already woken up once at midnight, I decided to let her cry when 3am rolled around, which went over light a pair of lead brick booties because she had poop in her diaper.
POOP? What are we, 2 months old here, Margot? You're 11 and 5/8 months kid. Buck up.
I swear to God they totally know that we're trying to get them to go back to sleep and they're like "I'll squeeze out the teeniest tiniest pebbles of poop so that I can't possibly go back to sleep and then I shall scream and you will come in and feel reaallllly bad for letting me scream and then I will repeat this entire cycle tomorrow except without the poop because you'll come in without that because you're so fucking predictable." Cue evil laugh.
Of course, she's pooped again at 5am again both days. I'm guessing that she gets pissed-off induced constipation so the entire time I was away she didn't go.
But what she doesn't realize is that I need my Goddamn beauty sleep.
Seriously kid. Don't you know who I am?