Thursday, May 26, 2011

It's Me or the Snooze Alarm.

It's nearing 5am, I should be blissfully asleep in dreamland awaiting the next time One Little Indian awakens for a quick bottle, but am I? Well obviously not unless I'm sleep typing. Why you ask? Because of one of the worst inventions to hit light sleepers since car alarms..The Snooze Button.

My husband and myself have very differing sleep habits. He can fall asleep standing up with little to no effort, I must ease into sleep which can sometimes (see most times) be a very drawn out process involving lots of tossing and turning and even more adjusting of pillows and covers. If anything disturbs my PreSleep game of Twister the whole process starts over again. My husband has a deep affection for his snooze alarm. He will set his phone alarm for an hour before he really has to be up and hit snooze every 5 minutes until he ends up waking up at the last possible minute to get ready for work anyways. Why you ask would he choose to hit the snooze 20 times instead of just resetting his alarm? Because he is clearly insane, CLEARLY.

This Snooze Button Ritual is pretty much the bane of my existance. From the very first alarm I am up and I could very well fall back asleep but the barage of snooze hitting that follows for the next hour prevents this. I grumble, if I'm really tired I piss and moan, sometimes rather loudly, sometimes causing him to retreat to the couch (snooze alarm and all). One Little Indian is a light sleeper like me, so if he just happens to be in the process of having a pre-morning snack at the time and the alarm goes off he is awaken from his milk coma by the godawful Snooze monster and this makes for one fussy Little Indian and one very ticked off Mama.

Do you think this Snooze unslaught is bad? Perhaps you are lover of all things "Snooze" yourself and you feel I'm overreacting, but what about on days the husband doesn't have to work but he STILL has his alarm on and he STILL hits snooze for an hour? Those days are what send me compleatly over the edge, like ready to throw the phone in the toilet, sign divorce papers, pour water on him, over the edge. So what is a tired mama to do? Perhaps I will just start resetting his alarm after he goes to sleep at night for the actual time he gets up anyways. If that doesn't work the phone will eventually end up where the sun doesn't shine one of these mornings, I would like to see him try to press snooze from there.

Monday, May 23, 2011

To Compare or Not To Compare..That is the Question..

From the very second I found out I was pregnant with my son I started to immerse myself into articles, books, forums, and any other piece of literature I could get my hands on associated with pregnancy. I painstakingly analyzed every symptom I would have with the symptoms of others to make sure they were "normal" and not cause for concern. Until my unborn baby was in the homestretch I worried (like any mom does) that something would happen to him. Thankfully once he was born with all 10 fingers, 10 toes, and a clean bill of health I could breathe a sign of relief.

I thought the constant obsessing would stop there, now he was here safe and sound and I had more "control" over his well being and development, or so I thought. That's when I started reading the "Your Baby Month to Month" articles. Oh boy, here we go again. Why at 6 weeks was my son not sleeping through the night? That's what the books said, 6 weeks, we made it counting down the days and 6 weeks came and went with my little night owl still happily waking up every 2 hours to eat. Then at 3 months, why is he not rolling over yet? Surely there must be something horribly wrong right? I mean at 3 months my little bundle of joy should be on the move and he was pretty content to just lay on his back and play.

So here we are, 5 months old. I have a happy, healthy, baby who is on the move from the exact second you lay him on the floor, He started rolling over just after I started obsessing that there must be something horribly wrong with him for not rolling over yet. Now how about that sleeping through the night thing, perhaps I should start obsessing over that again, put it on the "List o' questions for his pediatrician", maybe just maybe then he might surprise me and we would get a good nights sleep. I'm not holding my breath on that one though.

Tuesday, May 17, 2011

~*~Welcome to One Little Indian~*~

It has been a dream or rather goal of mine for a long time to own my own blog. I have always admired mommy blogs and thought it was such a nifty idea to share experiences, insights, and what products/services just "work" for your family. I've spent my fair share of hours reading different mommy blogs for entertainment, information, or help deciding which products were right for us. My hope for One Little Indian is that it can be one of those covented mommy blogs where new moms, old moms, or anyone looking for a little mommy break can visit to read up on things that may interest them. I will always share my candid thoughts on anything I write about at One Little Indian, should it be our experience with infertility, military life, cloth diapering, baby products, and the little things that happen to us day to day that help to keep me on my toes.

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