Today did not begin the way I had imagined it would. Not even close. Today was supposed to be the day I started my 5 week overhaul. Planning to overhaul my body, home and budget requires sleep. I did not get any sleep last night.

12:45 a.m. : I hear Amelia crying in her crib. The crying gets louder and seems to be getting closer. I hear the door to the basement burst open and the sound of small, running feet.

12:45 and a half: I jump out of bed with my heart pounding to find my small toddler running through the house looking for me.

It appears as though she has escaped her crib, and she is burning up.

12:50: Tylenol is administered

12:52: Commence rocking. And rocking. And rocking.

1:20: Amelia finally dozes off and I put her in her crib. Sound asleep.

1:25: I crash on the couch and fall dead asleep.

1:35: Amelia is tapping on my shoulder and telling me "shhhhh, Haddie, Daddy seepin'". I think to myself, it's a good thing some one is .

1:45: I make a bed on the floor next to Amelia's crib and try to convince her to sleep, promising her that I'll stay right by her. I lie down and watch as she CLIMBS OUT AGAIN.

The rest of the night is a giant blur of tossing, turning and not sleeping on the floor.

We'll try over hauling our lives tomorrow. Maybe.


  1. Oh no!!! Sounds like a double whammy of illness and crib climbing...that's her first climbing attempt, right?

    Oh my gosh. You're right to put off the overhaul. You BOTH need some rest. Take care...you're in my thoughts!!

  2. Oh my gosh! Thank God I never gave my kids a chance to climb out of their crib. The boy never tried, all the way up to 2+ years old. The girl however, oh yeah, she hiked that leg up there one night and the front of the convertable crib came off on the spot *grin* Hang in there, there is plenty of time for that overhaul. My start's a little slow as well.

  3. I hope she's feeling better soon - and that you get some sleep tonight! Good luck with the overhaul...I can't wait to see your progress!

  4. I'm sorry for your climbing toddler. I hope you got some sleep last night and the little one is feeling better.
    Overhauling can start today.

  5. yes, definitely hold the overhaul off for a day when you are feeling refreshed and ready to take on the world -- and a climbing toddler :)

  6. I am so sorry that things have been so rough at your house. I hope that Amelia is feeling better soon and that you can all get some rest!

  7. Oooh, that's tough. Everything's tough when sleep is not happening. Just begin your "overhaul" when everyone's feeling better and rested. Hang in there!


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