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Thursday, February 23, 2006

what went up has come down

thanks, everyone, for writing in with comments, advice and sympathy for the mystery crying. many of you had compelling theories as to what was happening. well, guess what. you were all wrong! especially you, kara.

just as mysteriously as it started, it ended. she has been connecting a lot of cognitive dots lately, so that's an attractive possibility (just yesterday i taught her how to clap ... and then instantly had twelve heart attacks from the cuteness). also. she did just get over a cold, so the ear-ache theory was a popular one around here: after two nights of no sleep and lots of screaming, i called the pediatrician and booked an appointment for the following morning. then, just like that, she started sleeping like a champ. problem solved, mystery not.

i suspect it was the threat of going to the doctor's that whipped her into shape.

want to know the real pisser? mrs nice guy opted out of the peter luger dinner with friends so as to spare the sitter massive trauma (i had actually volunteered to stay home, but the birthday friend is more my friend than hers). so she stayed home ... for nothing. the baby slept.

meanwhile, i masticated a mountain of marvelous marbled meat and marinaded myself in maker's mark manhattans. mmm! (sorry, i have a thing for alliteration.)

anyway, the baby does appear to have yet another, brand new cold. and so do i, which i doubt has anything to do with staying out too late and drinking. i cannot tell you the joy this new illness brings me. her nose is stuffed all the time, but at least she's sleeping -- sleeping, that is, thanks to baby advil, having her mattress at a slight incline, rubbing her down with baby vicks after her bath, and spiking her milk with baby vodka.

so she slept until almost 7 this morning, which is great. but i had been too busy coughing since 5 to reap the sweet fruit of that extra hour. the madness, when will it end?


Anonymous Erica said...

I'm happy that the little angel is now sleeping good, I'm not happy that Mrs. Nice Guy missed out on a nice meal!
Make sure the both of you do something special (just the two of you)soon!

2/23/2006 4:18 PM  
Blogger Shylah said...

The madness, dear mr. nice guy, never ends.

2/23/2006 4:44 PM  
Anonymous marian said...

actually the madness does seem to taper off a bit. eventually. take heart.

2/23/2006 6:41 PM  
Anonymous kate said...

yeah! baby nice guy is sleeping.

But by all that is holy and good, was that picture your ACTUAL MEAL at Peter Lugar? It looks amazing and I am so hungry that I almost licked my computer screen.

2/23/2006 7:37 PM  
Blogger Kara said...

so, was i wrong about the 'some kids just don't sleep thing' or the 'you guys are having another baby' thing?

2/23/2006 7:47 PM  
Blogger mr. nice guy said...

kate: no.

kara: yes.

2/23/2006 8:12 PM  
Blogger Candace said...

You *have* to stop letting the homeless guys sneeze on the baby.

Once you put an end to that, the colds will cease.

2/23/2006 8:35 PM  
Blogger tAnYeTTa said...

YOU SAID: i suspect it was the threat of going to the doctor's that whipped her into shape.

THAT WAS SOOOOOO FUNNY. and you know what, it's always like that isn't it? Hope you're feeling better soon, oh who cares as long as the baby's sleeping and not crying right???? LOL

2/23/2006 10:03 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

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2/23/2006 11:40 PM  
Blogger Kal said...

You know what? As an ex-sitter and Nanny, the whole 'sick kid' thing isn't that big a deal.

As long as your sitter's reasonably competent, it often works just to call and say "Hi, we still need you for tomorrow night, she's a bit sick and will be cranky, we'll pay you time and a half."

I once cared for a 3 month old who'd tipped a cup of coffee over his chest *that morning*. Bit of extra cash and warning, no problem at all.

2/24/2006 5:57 AM  
Blogger Marty Cohen said...

Did they cut your steak for you?

2/24/2006 8:46 AM  
Blogger tAnYeTTa said...

Mr. Nice Guy- Have you read the book by Adam Wasson; Eats, Poops & Leaves? You should really check it out (at the used book store of course). It's a quick and funny read!

2/24/2006 11:16 AM  
Blogger Andrea said...

mine goes from sleeping one night, no sleeping two, then one, then two, back and forth in a teeter totter of HELL.
Its gotta end soon, please tell me this all ends soon!!!

2/25/2006 8:43 AM  

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