Monday, December 8, 2008

The Cheese Stands Alone

So last night E woke up around 1:30 and started crying. We tried everything to put her back down. We gave her a drink, rocked her, and even let her watch TV! SO not my idea. This went on for two hours and Pete and I were losing our minds. We didn't think she was teething or else we would have given her some Tylenol. Finally we decided to ask her what was wrong. I don't know why we didn't think of it sooner.

Pete asks, "Eliza, what do you want?"

Eliza does the sign for cheese.

We laugh and ask her again.

Same response. CHEESE!

Desperate for some sleep, I ask Pete to go downstairs and get half a cheese stick left in the fridge. Pete feeds her the cheese. Eliza lays down and goes back to sleep.

THE CHEESE STANDS ALONE!

I just hope E does not wake up every night wanting a snack. I pumped her full of high protein foods before bed tonight hoping if it was hunger that woke her up last night she would stay good and full up tonight.

Keep your fingers crossed! I have half a cheese stick on hand just in case...

12 comments:

Dana said...

so sweet!!!

i will say a prayer she stays asleep!! mommy needs her rest to ya know!!

tryingtobegreener said...

Wow - that's amazing! My daughter has just started sleeping through the night 5 days ago. Fingers crossed that it keeps up!

I have a few cards with signs to teach babies. I think I need to start looking at them.

My daughter turns 1 next week - too late to start?

La Mama Naturale' said...

Awww...that's so cute! What a good save! Sign language coming through. What books or videos do you have to teach her? We have a Baby Einstein and The Book of Signs- it's a kid book about 5 pages...it has the basic signs. I heart sign language. :) Glad to hear that's all it was- Cheese.

Erin said...

That is funny, but not in the same breath!
N has been waking up too SCREAMING. But lucky its not been for 2 hours.
Here is to hoping we all get a good night sleep tonight!

Christy said...

Ha! That is hilarious. You know, if you didn't have to actually live through it.

Andrea said...

haha! That is SOOO funny...and cute - minus the fact that you missed out on your beauty sleep! Hopefully she'll have a cheese-less night for you tonight. :)

Tracy said...

Ha! Who was laughing at me last week for having a baby that wouldn't sleep? That is so cool that she can tell you what she needs/wants!

Lori said...

that is too funny... at least she told you what she wanted

Amanda-The Family News! said...

That is TOO funny!!! Get ready though, because currently we are going through the "I need this, I need that" stage right now with Avery. he doesn't want to go to sleep - he needs EVERYTHING from mommy!!!!

Amber said...

That is hilarious!! she's your little mouse

EP said...

That's awesome! The baby sign language sounds like such a cool thing to share with her, and the fact that she signed cheese makes me smile.

Here's to hoping she goes to sleep without trouble for the next few nights.

Pam said...

well- when my kids wake up tonight- I'm trying a cheese stick!