Wednesday, April 18, 2007

Crib Annoyances

We have a Pali Crib. For the most part, I love it. It's cute, well built, ya da, ya da, ya da. The only annoying thing about it is the crib railing that goes up and down. If I hadn't lost part of my brain due to #96, I'd be able to tell you the exact name of the crib railing thing-a-majigy. But it eludes me and for whatever reason, I can't find it on the internet either. But I digress, the thing-a-majigy has been the cause of some of my sleepless time because my baby is sooo sensitive to sounds when I put him down to sleep.

You see, I'm short. I'm only 5'2 and I have to have the thing-a-majigy down when I put him down. After I rock or nurse him to sleep, I lay him down. Then I have to pull the thing-a-majigy back up. Every f*ckin time I raise it up, it clicks or if I push on it so that it doesn't click-- it shakes the bed and wakes up the baby. When the baby wakes up, I have to push the thing-a-majigy back down, rock him to sleep, put him down, lift up the thing-a-majigy and then...CLICK.

It's a vicious cycle. I curse the thing-a-majigy...a lot. Especially when it's four o'clock in the morning. I wouldn't be surprised if JR Peanut winds up with a potty mouth. I'd keep the thing-a-majigy down but he likes to stand up in his crib and I don't want him to fall out.

If only I was taller...and had longer arms.


Brillig said...

Okay, I just read you #96 and died laughing because it's SO TRUE. Sorry about the crib click. I know exactly what you're talking about. I hope you get some rest soon!

Shauna said...

#96 is just too much. But in my case, I think it was a big chunk of my brain. :)

Sorry about the crib. I'm a shorty too and NEED the crib side down to put the sleeping baby down so she can (oh, I don't know) STAY sleeping. This resulted in endless searching for cribs until we found one I liked. Poor Gavin drove me miles and miles looking for the right crib. And then putting it together was no easy task. But at least I put it together the second time around!