Wednesday, June 1, 2011

Worst. Night. Ever.

Alright, so maybe not ever.  And just for us, of course.


Brianna...crazy girl that she is.  Went to sleep alright, we are transitioning slowly to her going to sleep without one of us in the room.  The last two nights have been a success in that regard.  We thought everything was fine.

Around midnight, she wakes up screaming.  And I do mean screaming, any parent knows the difference between that whiny, "I don't want to sleep" cry, and when something is really wrong.  So I run in there, using my phone for light, and see that she is stuck.  Not just any kind of stuck, but her leg is caught and twisted in-between the crib bars and the wall, and if she moves at all, she could end up with a broken leg.  It's hard to describe what it looked like, but I feel ill just remembering.  I've never seen a human leg twisted like that except in horror movies.  I yelled for Sean, who came running in and lifted the crib for me so I could get Brianna's leg unstuck.

Thank Goddess she is okay, her leg is a little stiff and swollen but she it still using it.  I ended up sleeping on the floor in her room last night, because she didn't want to be left alone, and I don't blame her for that.  Regardless that I'll do anything for my baby, I can still bitch because sleeping on the floor sucks.  We really need a cot or something.

So after all that craziness last night, I don't have it in me to write a proper post.

Hope everyone else had a better night that we did!

Goddess Bless,



  1. I'm so glad your daughter is okay! I remember when I was little that I was crying out for help and my parent's couldn't find me. I managed to fall between my crib/bed and the wall.

  2. I'm glad she's ok. I'd be freaking out!

  3. Thanks, ladies! Strangely enough, she is walking more now than she was before...

  4. I just followed your link over from Wiccan Together (I hope that's okay). You have a lovely blog!

    Would it be possible to put the head of your daughter's crib in a corner? It would protrude into the room, but it would be just about impossible for her to get her limbs stuck between the crib and the wall. It could mean more peace of mind for you, and fewer nights spent trying to sleep on the floor.

    Also, a white noise machine might help her sleep. Babies and small children like it because it blocks out ambient sounds and reminds them of the womb.

  5. Thanks Shannon! Of course it's okay, I love having new people over here!

    At the moment, we almost do have her crib in a is sticking way out into the room! We moved it that night.

    We have a air purifier we've been meaning to run in her room for both the air and the background noise; we use our furnace for background noise in the winter! Thanks for reminding me about it, haha!