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Hi all,<br>
Thought I'd start this month's thread. As I write Ben is trying his best to get under my foot at the electrical cord I'm attempting to hide. I really need to babyproof!<br>
Ben has a cold. My mom has had this sinus thing for awhile and swears she isn't contagious, and that she doesn't cough...however, everytime I've been around her she's been coughing...gee, wonder how he got sick?<br>
He is still not sleeping well at night. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/greensad.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="greensad"> I've been trying to be patient, but the last few days it is just getting to me again. He wakes at least 8 or 10 times and I nurse him right back down. Dh says he will get up and sling him back to sleep, but I hate to make him get up, so I just roll over, pop the boob in *again* and hope he settles back down. I worry that I'm just creating a bad habit; how is this ever going to get better?? I'm just too tired to put the effort into doing something else, though. (I know, he has a cold, too, but this was going on before that).<br>
Hope you all are getting better sleep than we are here!! What are the other march babes up to?
 

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bennifer -- thanks for starting the new thread!<br><br>
we had fun last night at a festival thingo at the church my dad pastors. lydia did great. she took a late nap and actually made it until almost 8:30pm w/o flipping out.<br><br>
she's still trying to crawl but only goes backwards. her 6 mo well check was yesterday, but a month late. she got two of her shots (we're doing selective vaccines.) she seems less affected by them this time than previously. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/shrug.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="shrug"><br><br>
lydia is also a poor sleeper. we're up several times every night. maybe every couple hours. on good nights she'll sleep from around 11pm until 2am, though. she did that last night and a couple nights before. but, usually, it's every two hours.<br><br>
i also worry about the habit, but i think she does most of her nursing at night. and i know that if i cut out some nighttime feeds she'll supposedly switch and nurse more during the day. but, we're busy during the day. we have no semblance of a routine because of her older sister. we are off to play with friends, run errands, etc. every day. and if it's not that then we're at home with exciting things happening like watching big sister play or there's a video on or something. so, i worry that if i quit nursing at night she'll just fill up on cheerios, crackers, and other foods during the day and be weaned early. too early. 7 months is too early!!!<br><br>
i need to NCSS. i've read it and am familiar with the basic concept, but i need to really put it into practice. problem, like bennifer, is that i'm just too tired to do it. she says to commit to trying your new plan for 10 days. 10 DAYS!!! i don't know if i can handle it.<br><br>
on another note, i got af back at 8 weeks. i'm noticing increasing pms every month. migraines, irritable, crying for no reason, very short temper (very short...ask my poor 3-yr-old). anyone else? what can i do to help the hormone swing? the lack of sleep doesn't help either.<br><br>
here's lydia in her pricess dress. (it was on sale at old navy).<br><br><a href="http://pg.photos.yahoo.com/ph/aprilkarli/album?.dir=/bcbd&.src=ph&.tok=phyIi3DB7uHhvzcG" target="_blank">http://pg.photos.yahoo.com/ph/aprilk...yIi3DB7uHhvzcG</a>
 

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Hi all! I've been keeping up with you all, just not posting much. Baby's mama-radar is in high gear, so I'm having a hard time typing on the computer. I can put the laptop up on the couch and read, though, just not let it get within reach of his grabby hands.<br><br>
We haven't been sleeping much over here this week, either. Things haven't been great for quite a while, but manageable. We just spent a wonderful week visiting my sister in the central time zone (we're in pacific), and when we got home the little one neglected to change his wake-up time....got up at 4AM the first two days home, then 5AM on Sunday (but due to daylight saving time, it was STILL 4AM!!). Yesterday he got up at 5AM, but had an AWFUL night that ended up with the two of us sleeping in a recliner because he didn't want to lay down...<br><br>
LAST night, though, WE SLEPT!! The poor thing is teething something awful, and we boke down and gave him some tylenol before bed. He slept for 7.5 hours, then until 5:30AM. We're okay with 6AM, so this is progress back towards a resonable wake-up time.<br><br>
I was so tired yesterday after the recliner night, and we went to a play group where there's one mother whose only response seems to be "sleep training!". Ugh. I was about to just walk out, although I'm sure I was really just annoyed because I was so tired! It's just not the right thing for our family (right now, at least), and I resent it being pushed on us every time we get together, with a condescending gaze....oh well. I enjoy everone's company, so hopefully I'll be able to just smile and nod and keep going in the future instead of getting pissy about it.<br><br>
While at my sister's house (visiting her and her 13mo twin boy and girl) my babe went from eating almost nothing solid-wise to eating EVERYTHING. Never thought we'd take it like this (thought we'd go slow), but he's doing well and WANTS it. He even had the rice from some super-spicy jambalaya (sp?) the other night and LOVED it!!<br><br>
I started knitting a few days ago! I know I should probably choose an easier project first, but I jumped right into some longies. I'll post pictures once I'm done. Of course there's not much time for knitting, but dh took baby out for a hike on Sunday so that I could have some time by myself and I got my project started. I love yarn, so this will be a good new skill.<br><br>
Oh yeah-Reid was a blueberry for halloween, but we didn't get any trick-or-treaters so only the folks in dh's office got to see him. But we took pictures. He did a face-plant on a big lego earlier in the day--don't know if you can see it or not. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/redface.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Embarrassment"><br><br><a href="http://www.photobucket.com/albums/v479/activebabe/e9faa9d6.jpg" target="_blank">My teething blueberry!</a>
 

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Hey mamas,<br><br>
Just a quickie here as Jonah is starting to want some mama time (he's playing by himself).<br><br>
Aprildawn, I'd love to know which vaccines you've selected. You can pm me if you like.<br><br>
I'm sorry to hear about both of your rough nights! You must be exhausted. I know what you mean about not having the energy to try to change it!<br><br>
Jonah sleeps ok; he has a great stretch froma bout 7:30 to midnight, then it's usually twice more in the night. Often, he is awake for a full hour at around 4:00, which is unbearable! Often, when he doesn't fall asleep nursing, he flails in my arms until I wake up dp; she walks him around for 5 minutes and he's gone. We have no idea why he needs that switch, but it's irritating for both of us!<br><br>
He's been teething AGAIN! At least now we see teeth. Three little ones! And he also has a bit of a cold, which I seem to have, too. So it's been a little rough the last few days.<br><br>
I read all of last month's thread but didn't respond much; just wanted to say the pix were all great, and that I am keeping up with all of you.<br><br>
Uh-oh, losing it!
 

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Hey all so i am in Washington now.I decided to come here instead of No Cal.Beautiful and wonderful here.Colder though <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile"> We are getting settled although i do not have any of my things yet.My husband is going to drive them up next week sometime so the kids and i have been living in this huge empty house for a week.Very fun and interesting.Housing is so much cheaper here.We went from a 2000sq ft old home that was ok in San Diego for $2500/mo to a brand new 2500 sq ft 5 bedroom 3 bath in a nice area with a nice yard for $1000/mo!Awesome.<br><br>
So Stellaria is great.She is so mellow and happy.She backwards crawls.ANd stands on her feet with her hands on the floor.She sleeps great.Not through the night but none of my kids ever did that.She nurses maybe 3 times.I adore her.<br><br>
So more when i can actually get online!I should have my computer next week.
 

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Sleep seems to be the big issue during this stage. Went through the same thing with my first. With Ellery, I'm up quite often at night, and am functioning like a zombie most days. Throw in a cold (me), hardworking husband, and moving soon (again!) and things are a bit crazy!<br><br>
We're so grateful to finally be moving into a house. It will be wonderful. But there are some repairs and safety fixes that need to be done before we can move in. We're hoping to move next Saturday. My husband is trying to fix some big holes in some walls, fix floors, paint, etc. We had a lead safety guy out today, and they're going to make some (free!) abatement repairs to the home this winter and next summer. It's fantastic. But what're we going to do until then? I'm just praying both of my girls don't get lead poisoning.<br><br>
Ellery has two teeth coming in right now. She's also got the most sensitive skin I've ever seen! Me and my firstborn have nice, rugged, never-need-lotion kind of skin. Ellery's cheeks are already chapped like crazy, and it's only November! I'm going to try rubbing pure shea butter on her cheeks a few times a day. Anyone else have any natural remedies to suggest? Those redheads, I tell ya.<br><br>
Ah, sleep. It's so difficult not to complain about it. You guys are probably the only ones that will understand. Ellery is not enjoying co-sleeping, but neither does she want to sleep alone. Had the same problem with Maya. Around seven months, they start to get restless and wiggly in bed. Ellery will nurse, but won't sleep until I put her in her co-sleeper (with the fourth side up, so it's like a crib). She just thrashes and moves and flips and jives, half-asleep, until I move her. Then she'll sleep for an hour or two until she wakes up, realizes she's alone, and cries. Then we do it all again--bring her in bed, nurse, thrash about for a while, put her in co-sleeper, lather, rinse, repeat. It's so frustrating for both of us. I feel bad for her, but I also feel bad for me!<br><br>
With Maya, we chose to move to the crib, and it's what worked the best. It was the most humane, as she spent so much time crying for me and being unhappy and not sleeping with me. After a few weeks of lots of crying (both her and me), everyone was happier with her in the crib. With Ellery, I really hoped co-sleeping would work longer than it has. Now, I'm forced to choose between her sleeping alone (which will involve nights of crying as we lovingly teach her how) or sleeping with me (which doesn't actually end up with anyone sleeping, and still involves lots of crying).<br><br>
NCSS didn't work for us. We'll try again with Ellery, but some babies just don't respond to the techniques described in that book. I always recommend it as something to try first, but don't feel like you're a failure if it doesn't work after a few weeks. Either choose to try again, or try something else. If anyone wants to know specifics of how we dealt with sleep issues (after doing NCSS), PM me.<br><br>
Hope you're all well! Enjoy those babies!
 

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<div style="font-style:italic;">Ah, sleep. It's so difficult not to complain about it. You guys are probably the only ones that will understand. Ellery is not enjoying co-sleeping, but neither does she want to sleep alone. Had the same problem with Maya. Around seven months, they start to get restless and wiggly in bed. Ellery will nurse, but won't sleep until I put her in her co-sleeper (with the fourth side up, so it's like a crib). She just thrashes and moves and flips and jives, half-asleep, until I move her. Then she'll sleep for an hour or two until she wakes up, realizes she's alone, and cries. Then we do it all again--bring her in bed, nurse, thrash about for a while, put her in co-sleeper, lather, rinse, repeat. It's so frustrating for both of us. I feel bad for her, but I also feel bad for me!<br></div>
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Sounds a lot like Quinten. He does not seem to like co sleeping. He goes to sleep relatively easily if I put him in his cosleeper after nursing. We set up the crib to try to transition since he has about outgrown the mini cosleeper. I haven't tried to make the change yet. He also often wakes up for an hour our so at night. That is really exhausting on top of all the other night wakings. Many nights we are down to 2-3 wakings and right back to sleep so that is quite bearable. I actually feel pretty good on the days following those nights. If it would only stay that way consitently. We also had Miles in the crib as a baby. It was an easy transition with him and he really slept well there. I still can't get it through my head that Quinten is a different baby and it just isn't going to be the same. I think we are making some progress though.<br>
I miss him every moment I am not holding him though. At night I just want to pull him out of the cosleeper and cuddle him. If only we could all actually sleep that way.<br>
No crawling or signs of it here. Quinten does like to be held in a standing position and walk backwards. I guess it is just as well as I don't have to chase him around or babyproof too much yet.<br>
Time to get back to my reading.<br>
Rebecca, good to hear from you again and hope you get settled.
 

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I'm so sorry you are all having sleep problems (well, except for Jonah!) but so glad I'm not alone in my boat.<br>
Welldone, I can't imagine the stress of moving on top of no sleeping. Hugs to you!! I am seriously thinking more and more about trying to move Ben to his crib. Or cosleeper, but how do you use yours? I'm worried if I leave it at cosleeper level he could crawl over the side onto the floor. He was never much of a fan of it anyway; I think the mattress is too hard in that thing; and then dh threw the sheet in the dryer so it is too small and then the mattress isn't completely flat. More I think about it, though, I think I'll try the crib. One less thing to transition to then. Good thing I got the co-sleeper; along with all the other plastic things we rarely have used! Hopefully the next kiddo will like it. I can't believe I'm thinking about the next kiddo when I don't get any sleep with this one...although it's probably the lack of sleep that is making me delirious enough to think about it! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/orngbiggrin.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="orange big grin">
 

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I think it's the age. Even mainstream "experts" say they tend to wake up and be clingy because they're developing "object permanence". Who knows what it really is -- I've thought maybe teething, too. Anyway, both my dd's have done this. Dd1 went through a couple more all-night nursing stages in her second year, but seemed to mature permanently to longer, more independent sleep cycles at about 21 months (I think? somewhere around there...), with absolutely no effort on my part to change her habits. This time is very tiring, though! I often spend much longer in bed -- like, as much time as they'll let me <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/lol.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="lol"> -- and sleep through most of the nursing, and still wake up feeling like I haven't slept well.<br><br>
Ravenmoon, congratulations on your move! Sounds great.<br><br>
Cute costume pictures. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile"><br><br>
We had fun yesterday. Grace ended up going as Kiki (an anime witch heroine) -- but with purple hair and dress instead of black. Grace is fun. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile"> And Eve was her black cat. Grace was really eager to go trick or treating, because she had watched "It's the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown". Also to make a jack-o-lantern with triangle eyes, which we did. The problem is that, for the same reason, she believes that bobbing for apples is an essential Halloween observance and woke up today upset that we'd forgotten to do it. So we're probably going to end up bobbing for apples sooner or later -- which will be a new experience for me. Eve enjoyed the jack-o-lantern carving, too, as evidenced by her pumpkin-seedy-and-pulpy poo this morning. Yum.
 

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Right now, we have the cosleeper set about a foot below the top; we have the Universal model, which is more adjustable than the Original. We're planning to buy a platform bed frame and natural rubber mattress that require a lower co-sleeper height, so we chose the Universal. Anyways, Ellery is not climbing up on things yet, so it hasn't occured to her to try and get out. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile"> That will change soon, so we'll bump it down.<br><br>
As for the hardness of the mattress, we bought a natural rubber mattress with organic cotton outer, designed to fit co-sleepers and pack'n'plays, from ecobaby.com. It was $99 + shipping, I believe. It's firm enough to be safe, but nice and cushy. We bought a cotton pack'n'play sheet that fits nicely over it. (The one provided by Arm's Reach is 50/50 cotton/poly, and we don't like poly sheets over here.)
 

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Well, he might not be waking up 8 times a night, but 2 to 3 times, plus that one hour stint he likes to pull at 4:00 ain't no picnic! And just now, I once again had to resort to hauling dp in the room because Mr. Fussypants just didn't want to go to sleep on me! He stopped nursing, and then he started pulling at my hair with all his might, hitting me in the face on the chest. That hurts!<br><br>
I got dp in and she had him down to sleep in about 10 minutes.<br><br>
Do you think he could be holding out for her, because he misses her? (she's at work all day)<br><br>
FWIW, Jonah sleeps in a crib, too. He slept in our bed in a mini-cosleeper f or a while, then in a pack n' play with a bassinette level. But we also found that none of us were sleeping very well.<br><br>
Gosh, I need a full-body massage; I guess I'll settle for The Amazing Race and my sweetie by my side! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/lol.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="lol">
 

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Eve was doing that the other night. I felt attacked! And I made dh take her, only it took him a lot longer than 10 minutes. Poor dh.
 

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Jonah was up every two hours from 11 o'clock on. It took an hour and a half for him to go back to sleep when he woke up at 4:30 so I was up with him until 6:00. He nursed 4 seperate times and didn't fall asleep. I know I should have gotten dp sooner than that, but he was so close on several occasions, I thought, I'll just stick it out. He even started to cry at one point, he was just so tired.<br><br>
Sorry to dump on you mamas again; I feel really frustrated. I know he's teething, but don't they have, like, 26 teeth or something? How long can this go on?<br><br>
I know someday I'll look back on this time as having flown by, but being in it is just hard some days.
 

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It's not dumping! Everyone needs a place to express their frustration...I think this is a great one, full of people who TOTALLY understand!!<br><br>
I wonder the same thing about the teeth...it has to be better than this for subsequent teeth, right? Please?
 

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I kwym about teething. I keep thinking the same thing. People always say "oh, maybe he is teething." Right, and he will be for the next two years! Miles didn't have much problem w/ teething so I can't really predict the future with Quinten. It just seems that sleep is a problem with him and I have to accept that (as I continue to gently work on it).
 

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Hi All!<br>
Kiera too has been keeping me up all night these days but she is getting all four top teeth within a week of each other so I'd be upset too! :yawning: Besides, it is my excuse to get a few decaf Mochas this week since I normally stay away from coffee! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/caffix.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="coffee"><img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile"> It is so nice to hear about your babes! And to jocmtl - I sometimes feel like I am "dumping" on the mommies here but then I realize you all love to hear me talk and we are all here for each other so any time you need to talk we're here... <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/blahblah.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="blah blah"> Here is a picture of Kiera from Halloween! I will write more soon! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/luxlove.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="throb"><br><br><a href="http://i15.photobucket.com/albums/a351/ladybugchild77/10_31_05_050.jpg" target="_blank">http://i15.photobucket.com/albums/a3..._31_05_050.jpg</a>
 

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Hi March Mommas...<br><br>
Ahh, sleep. We're getting none here! Waking several times at night - crying... teething maybe? I dunno. He woke at 7 am this morning and had two VERY short 'naps' in the car - basically, he was up until after 130 pm. I was dying for a nap after a terrible night last night. Finally we went to sleep around 130 until around 430. That was nice! I'm going to bed early tonight!<br><br>
I'm going to go chill on the couch - not sure what's on TV tonight... who cares, I just need to veg!<br><br>
I'll post some new pics this month too!
 

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Thanks for the support mamas! At least we all know our babies aren't the only ones not sleeping. BTW, for all the other Pisces babies, dp keeps reminding me that they are not likely to conform to schedules. I guess that's true as far as sleep is concerned.<br><br>
After hour quasi-sleepless night, Jonah woke up quite late (8:00), napped for 30 minutes in the morning and then napped from 4:00 to 8:00 PM! Now it's 10:00 and dp just put him down. We actually thought he wouldn't wake up that last "nap." I didn't want to wake him; I figured he just really needed the sleep, as his schedule, for lack of a better word, is completely out the window anyway.<br><br>
But we managed to have a pretty nice day anyway. I decided to just let go of the frustration I felt earlier; it wasn't doing me or him any good. So I took Jonah to this really funky café on the way home from some errands. They have this big old couch, and he just sat there, next to me, playing with toys, laughing, smiling and flirting with everyone who would look his way. When we left, he was making a fuss about getting into his winter suit (ie, shrieking like a banshee), and one woman turned and said, "wow, what a happy baby!" I thought, yah, that's my guy! No sleep and still a charmer! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/luxlove.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="throb"><br><br>
Anyway, I'll be thinking of you all tonight! In the meantime, here are a couple of photos:<br><br>
Post-nap sleepy head:<br><a href="http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v721/jocmtl/9dfcb209.jpg" target="_blank">http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v7...l/9dfcb209.jpg</a><br><br>
Post-bath towel head<br><a href="http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v721/jocmtl/b57881b3.jpg" target="_blank">http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v7...l/b57881b3.jpg</a><br><br>
Jonah and I at the park<br><a href="http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v721/jocmtl/IMG_1333.jpg" target="_blank">http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v7...l/IMG_1333.jpg</a>
 

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jocmtl - what a lovely picture of you two at the park! I have always wanted to visit Canada! How beautiful! And Jonah is SUCH a doll! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/love.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="love">
 

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Hey ladies- Glad to hear I'm not alone in the no sleeping catagory still. (well not really glad, but YKWIM) I've been too tired to try the NCSS stuff too, but I guess I have to buckle down sometime. Sydney does most of her nursing at night too, and I'm scared of the same thing, if I do less night time feedings she'll quit nursing altogether since she's digging this whole solid food thing. but she's already surpassed her sis (Libby weaned herself around 7 months old, she was too busy doing other stuff) but Syd is a whole different kid and though she is just as busy she always has time for some mama milk. (so far)<br><br>
Sydney wants to walk SOOOOOOO bad! She tries so hard. And she totally has the hang of the walking around the coffee table then couch, etc. but then when she lets go, she'll stand there and you can see it in her face the concentration.....and then she tries to pick up her foot to go forward and WHAMMO! WAhhhhhhh! Poor thing. But at the rate this kid is going I think she'll be taking a couple steps before the end of the month. Which makes me so sad......because then she'll be considered a toddler. But she's a BABY. Why don't they just call em weeblewobblers or something, cause I don't think they should be toddlers till they're over a year old. what am I <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/blahblah.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="blah blah"> about????<br>
I need to go to bed. Maybe I'll make more sense in the morning........oh wait it is morning. Why am I not sleeping? Oh yeah, I got one of those that wakes up 12 times a night too. It's a good thing I like coffee. HAHAHA! ok.....I'm going to bed now before I crack.
 
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