"Parents of a Newborn" funny. . .


As I mentioned earlier, we have experienced several, no, probably more like hundreds, of funnies within the last 3 weeks and 4 days. And ninety-nine point nine percent of them have happened in the middle of the night. I mentioned that a few days ago I woke up in the middle of the night clawing my way over Steve, hysterically gasping something about "grab him! get Graeme! he's falling off the bed!"


..........and all the while Graeme was happily sleeping in his crib.

And my husband was gleefully chuckling at me because I, for once, instead of him, had completely woken up speaking nonsense! Oh, Steve was a happy man! But a sweet, happy man. . . he had to settle me down and console me for a few minutes after that one. Now I understand the "realness" of what Steve goes through when he has similar experiences.

One of my recent favorites was waking up in the middle of the night to the sight of my husband rummaging through some blankets on the floor, frantically asking me "where is he? where is he?" The next thing I knew, my husband was cuddling the hot water bottle up to his face, quietly telling the HOT WATER BOTTLE that "everything was okay".

No, it was not.

But Graeme sure was! He was happily asleep in his crib.

I have to say, all of these incidents sure give Steve and I plenty to talk and laugh about...........................

22 comments:

  1. That is hilarious! I can just imagine Graeme's face as he hears that story when he's 13! I love that you both have those moments, too. Sure makes for great breakfast conversations!

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  2. Haha! Thanks for sharing these, Sarah! Too funny! I remember waking up (often)wondering where Micah was, afraid he had fallen out of bed. Of course, he was just fine in his crib, too. Those middle of the night feedings do something to ya, that's for sure:)

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  3. Hilarious! You all are sleep deprived :)

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  4. I did the same thing as you with each of our four at one point or another...but I must say that Steven's story is hilarious!! I laughed out loud on that one! Can't wait to tell Rob!

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  5. Those moments are great - I woke once to Michael sitting on the edge of the bed cradling his pillow and saying "shhhh, shhhh" thinking it was Aaron.

    Hilarious.

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  6. You two are hilarious. Izaak used to do the same thing - he still tries to "catch" me when I'm getting out of bed to pee in the middle of the night. And he's always waking up thinking Shiloh's in the room; however, I've never had the privilege of catching him snuggling a water bottle. :)

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  7. I have pity for you both - but not before I have a great laugh! I can only imagine! Hope the laughs make up for the lack of sleep.

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  8. these are so funny! I don't know if you remember, but I posted a very similiar experience in our early days! they are hilarious, but at the time that moment of panic sure feels real!!

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  9. Those are sure funny stories! At least you can laugh in the midst of tiredness!

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  10. Thanks for sharing your funnies. These are hilarious!

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  11. Dumb question...what's the hot water bottle for? Keep Graeme warm? I'm a mother of 2 and I'm wondering if I'm missing out on some great invention to keep a baby happy! Sure, I've had good babies, but I'm always up for more hours of sleep! :)

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  12. good question, Ginny:) in the beginning, I used it a lot--I had pulled a muscle in my arm and the hot water bottle and the oxy-codone did the trick;) later, though, we used it for G--we would put it up against his back for him at night because it seemed to soothe his little gassy tummy:)

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  13. you two are HILARIOUS!!!

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  14. It sounds like you two need a little more sleep! ;)

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  15. Hahaha..... This is hilarious, and I thought my husband was the only one that did this kind of stuff in the middle of the night! I have story after story. I remember right after we brought Kiersten home, it was the middle of the night and josh was asleep on his back and I tried to wake him to tell him something and he just started patting the blankets and wouldn't get up because he thought that Kiersten was laying on him and he was patting her. Hahah... These crazy dads!

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  16. P.S. I just have to ask in addition to my comment. You mentioned the hot water bottle.... do you sleep with one, too? Josh fills one up every night for me to keep my feet warm! Hope you don't think I'm stalkerish commenting on your blog and I have never actually met you in person, but I just couldn't get over the funny similarities in some of your posts!

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  17. Jenni-Brooke-
    I don't think you're stalkerish at all! :) I have a few friends whom I have never met in person, but I feel like we have so much in common--and we've gotten to know eachother simply through blog-land!

    Yes--my sister got me started on the hot-water bottle thing--she sleeps with one on her tummy every night. That's a great idea about the feet--mine always get cold too--I might have to try that tonight! :)

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  18. Hilarious! WE had a similar stories when Maddy was young. One night, tim woke up and kept reaching inside of his pillow case saying that Maddy was inside and I needed to take her and put her to bed. I was freaking out - we both looked for her and couldn't find her in the pillow (haha) so I went to check in her crib-she was sound asleep! Sleep deprivation does things to you!

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