Putting Ellie to Bed

Wow, I’m glad I’m not Molly. Not that she wouldn’t be a pleasant person to be, but that putting Ellie to bed is an extremely difficult job. Molly was gone yesterday night so I got the opportunity to put her to bed all on my own. Things went well for most of the night, she just kind of laid in my arms and bouncy seat while I caught up on a couple episodes of “Parking Wars”. The trouble started about 10 when she decided it was snack time. I brought her upstairs said goodnight to Z and made Ellie her bottle. She drank it in about 10 seconds flat, a record for her by about 15 minutes. She was still crying for more so I went downstairs to make her a second helping, but when I came back up to give it to her she wouldn’t touch it. She also had no interest at all in sleeping. I held her for about 40 minutes but she kept refusing the bottle, her pacifier, and the suggestion that she should close her eyes. Finally I decided to just wrap her up and put her in her crib. I guess it must have worked because she kept not making any noise and I fell asleep at some point. Thank goodness for Molly though, I had no idea what I was doing.

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