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Week 29: Bathroom Sleep & Father’s Day Procrastination

June 30, 2015

This has been the most achy and painful week of pregnancy so far.

  • The shooting pains are bad enough to leave me couch-ridden for a few hours at a time. Doctor says it’s normal.
  • Braxton Hicks contractions are stronger and now getting painful as well. Doctor says it’s normal.
  • I ate an entire box of Snicker’s ice cream bars in one day. I didn’t ask my doctor about that.

We moved my daughter to a twin-sized bed when we moved a few months ago. Her freedom scares me. I wake up almost every single morning to clinking sounds in my bathroom. My bathroom is straight ahead when you walk up the stairs. I think on her way to wake me up she notices the bathroom and gets distracted. When I ask her what she’s doing she always replies “getting lip-tick.”

This week there was a casualty.

        Little girl got into the lipstickLittle girl wearing mom’s lipstick

One morning I woke up around 5:30 to pee, and as I sat on the toilet still half asleep, I focused my eyes and realized my daughter was sleeping at the foot of the bathtub directly in front of me. I didn’t even see her when I walked in. Again, I’m guessing on her way to our room she got distracted by the bathroom but ended up falling asleep on the floor. Gross.

little girl asleep on the floor
Oh yes, I totally went and got my phone to take a picture, and used flash. I couldn’t miss that opportunity.

That’s only happened twice. The other time, my husband woke up early to go fishing. I woke up right about 20 minutes after he got home. I said hi to him then went to check on my daughter in her room. She wasn’t in her bed. I figured he’d already gotten her up and I said “hey, where’s Olivia?” He replied, “she wasn’t in there when I got home, I figured she climbed into bed with you!” We both panicked and started checking her windows, etc. and then I opened her bathroom and found her asleep on the floor. She is so odd.

Since this has become a regular habit of hers, we’ve realized this is also a huge hazard because she could turn the water on, etc. so we’ve begun locking the doors (we can unlock them from the outside with coins) to prevent any disasters. That stinker.

Besides the aches and the toddler-proofing of the bathroom, I saw this a few days ago and thought it was the most beautifully written haiku I’ve ever read.

I’m Tired.

I’m also Tired of being Tired.

I also realize that one day I’ll get all the

sleep I want because they won’t live here anymore which makes me sad.

Chocolate please.


I’m not even sure that it qualifies as a haiku but isn’t it just perfect. #Motherhood.

Father’s Day was this past week, as well. It was a nice day. I ordered a school sweatshirt for my husband since he’s just starting dental school, and we also finally got a propane tank for our grill, which he’s been asking for and we haven’t gotten around to. I just played it off like I’d been planning to get one for father’s day all along, and that it wasn’t really just procrastination. Wife of the year, baby.

That’s actually a good strategy, ladies. For those not-so-important things your family has been needing for a while, just wait until the next upcoming holiday and act like you had planned to wait to make it a gift. They’ll be so grateful and think you’re so thoughtful for making it special. And you can worry about more important things, like re-watching every season of The Office or attempting some new Pinterest crafts.

The baby has been kicking like crazy lately, too! One time he was seriously double-punching me, my stomach was literally bulging rapid fire like he was punching a punching bag with both hands. It was bizarre.

We met someone new this week and they asked my daughter her name and age. She responded with “Olivia, I’m 2, and I’m pregnant and there’s a baby gonna come out.” My eyes widened in shock and amusement, and then I couldn’t help but bust up laughing, and neither could this woman. I wish I could record every minute of this hilarious stage she’s in. She just talks nonstop and says the most hilarious things all day, I just can’t get enough. She’s such a light in my life and in this world.

Thank heavens for sweet children, even if they ruin your favorite lip-tick <3

I want to know: did you pull-off any last-minute Father’s Day gifts or plans? How did they turn out? Share below!

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Angela Silva

Angela graduated with her B.S. in Exercise and Wellness and is a NASM certified personal trainer who specializes in postpartum fitness and recovery. She enjoys writing, cracking jokes, and spending time with her family, preferably while fishing. She shares many of her life adventures on Instagram as @angelagrams

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2 thoughts on “Week 29: Bathroom Sleep & Father’s Day Procrastination

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Angela Silva

Oh, that’s a super cute idea! I’ll have to remember that the night before Father’s Day next year when I’m scrambling to get it together :p

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Lacey Pappas

Oh dear! You did have quite the week!

Coupon book! Have the kids help make “coupons” they can have dad redeem. Example: “This coupon is good for 1 back tickle.” Or, “This coupon is good to watch 1 movie of your choice together.”