Thursday, March 22, 2012

Boogers and things that go bump in the belly

I'm totally laughing at this story in retrospect
even though at the time I was pretty ticked off.

Yesterday afternoon, Bret and I had a very enjoyable time at a friend's house chatting away for over an hour and then going home with a bunch of free baby stuff she had wanted to get rid of.
(A bumbo, a swing, a playmat, maternity clothes, booyah! Thanks, Pam!!)

When we got home, I went to work making dinner.
Delicious chili recipe given to me by my SIL Cassandra.
(P.S. it has vegetables in it and TONS of protein!)

So I was up and down, moving around a lot.
I think it made baby Abraxas Fitzwilliam go to sleep.
And then after the super yummy but super heavy dinner of chili and cornbread,
(I'm having that leftover yum for lunch. Can't wait.)
I think the babe was content to while away the hours in his cozy home

and really freak out his Mama.

I'm paranoid, I get it. I have good reason to be so I'll make no excuses.
He moved a little, just not very much and not as energetically as he has before.
So I waited and waited and waited.

I couldn't sleep. Caught a sporadic hour here and there.
Finally, sometime after two a.m. he finally started dancing the conga.
I could find peace at last!

Until five a.m. when Bret nudged me out of sleep and said:
"Your nose is whistling really loud. Go pick your boogers or something!"

Well, at the time I thought, 'You BUTT! I've gotten horrible sleep and you woke me up because my nose was whistling??'
Didn't sleep much after that. Abraxas Fitzwilliam was kicking again and I was worried my breathing would be too loud.
Later that morning when we were still sleepy but it was almost time to get up, my sweet husband snuggled up to me to ask if I was mad at him. Snuggling, of course, makes all my angry melt away and I was able to admit that yes, I was mad, but not anymore and I could genuinely laugh about it.
Come to find out, my nose really was whistling loud. So loud that it woke Bret up and he thought it was the smoke detector running out of batteries.

I'd wake him up if he was snoring. So I guess he's justified to wake me up if my boogers are making fire warnings.


Jennie said...

I am laughing so hard right now! That is so funny. Glad you can laugh about it now. And I laugh every time you say Abraxas Fitzwilliam!

Darci Cole said...

Love it :-) I didn't get much sleep last night either, so I feel ya.

heather said...

That is hilarious!

So... I have to tell you, my babe was super active all the time, so when he'd go still for a few hours I'd start to panic and I'd grab the ipod, turn the volume way way up, hold the headphones to my belly and then blast No Doubt. Usually he'd start dancing around in there & then I'd know he was okay...

Come to think of it, maybe this is why his sleep patterns are so irregular now. Maybe I ruined him for life.

Dang it.

Heather said...

Baha! Bless those sweet well-meaning husbands. :) I hope you sleep better tonight and that your boogies don't keep everyone awake at night.

And hooray for free baby gear! That is so awesome!

Chess said...

Aren't human bodies just so magical?

Alesha said...

That is seriously TOO funny! When I am preg my breathing is OUT OF CONTROL while sleeping. It is just embarrassing! haha I can't even think about how paranoid I would be if I ever do the prego thing again. You are right you have EVERY reason!

Kassi Jane said...

that is so funny!

Jessica said...

That is awesome. I am rolling on the floor laughing...on the floor because I am reading this on my iPad on the floor.

Rosalie said...

I am laughing so hard right now! Thank you for sharing this story! :)